Well, when it came right down to it, we each realized we were neither one interested in getting in a car - it has been many, many days now, so we walked to the store, and upon return, Orion magazine was lighting up the mailbox. Oh, such delight, when Orion comes. If you don't subscribe, you can also read it on-line. http://www.orionmagazine.org/
I am caught on this note:
"I want to swallow the rainbow
And learn how to bend like that."
- Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer
"Holding Three Things at Once"
I learn in Outside In by Jay Griffith that:
"The word private originally meant to be "deprived of public life."
"Similarly the etymology of the word idiot, from ancient Greek, refers to a "purely private person" - one who takes no part in public life."
There is also a new video game for children, called Neighborhood Explorers. It is sponsored by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service and there is even a website of support, "Let's Go Outside." One can't argue with the intent, and perhaps it is wiser to open the door and go outside. Imagine the fun of that and it sounds like the stilted graphics are not going to compare to Modern Warfare, Assassin's Creed, and Grand Theft Auto, so maybe nature is its own best advertisement.