Today is Earth Day! Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network and celebrated in more than 192 countries each year. This would be a good time to start maintaining landscapes in ways that minimize environmental damage.
Below are seven interrelated principles which every home gardener can put into practice to have an environmentally friendly landscape.
In one of my journalism classes many years ago, we were given a simple one word subject and challenged to write as much about this subject as we could. This was always a very interesting exercise for me and really got those creative juices flowing. You would be surprised how many pages you can fill writing about a “ball” or a “truck.”
Having this background really made me appreciate the writers of the country song, “Red Solo Cup,” performed by Toby Keith. What started out as joke between songwriters Brett and Brad Warren and Brett and Jim Beavers, turned into a hit tune and video for Keith. To pen a whole song that makes sense about something as simple as a plastic cup is pure genius.
There is a Freudian explanation for many, if not all of the strange morsels that leak from our minds, I’m sure. Every now and then, a tune, like a thought, will pop into my psyche.
Why on earth does my memory bank cash into the Red Goose Shoe jingle? Do they even make these kid shoes any more?
In the summer of 1985 you could practically set your clock by O.A. “Bum” Phillips.
Just as sure as the Kansas City Southern would zip through Ruston on its regular 12 noon schedule, the folksy Phillips would conduct each press conference for media covering the New Orleans Saints’ preseason workouts at Louisiana Tech at 3:30 p.m. on the top floor of Carruthers Hall.
And be assured, the press conferences always started at 3:30 p.m.
Phillips, who passed away recently at the age of 90, made sure of that with his media brethren.