Scott, point taken, with one caveat. In many other ways I have vastly cut back consumption, among other things, which is the best I can to to add my grain of sand to the larger Pyramid if you will. While yes I do consume travel, by not purchasing clothing the way I used to (the second largest polluter after oil) and by doing whatever I can to cut down my footprint, it’s a bit of a tradeoff. We all consume- air, land, space, resources. My life is about writing what I see in the world, that’s part of my work. I can’t do that sitting on my patootie at home. What I hope is to provide insight and ideas that open eyes. As with all things there is a cost (including getting wicked sick, thanks to an ill Chinese man who exposed hundreds of us to whatever he was carrying as he coughed and sneezed for 18 hours over the ocean thankyouverymuch). All you and I can do is our part. A friend of my father’s reused paper towels, plastic storage bags and lots of other small gestures. They add up. What’s important, and they way I hear you, is that what we do matters. To simply consume more, vs consume more wisely, is part of the challenge. Thanks for your comments.