I am back after a final week of camping with the kids before they go back to school. Hopefully I can get quickly caught up on posts, visits to my favorite sites, and other things that took a back seat for a few weeks. We had a great time with all kinds of weather, lots of campfires, and good food. Sad to end the summer, but I am grateful that our kids still like to go camping as they get older.
I have enough photographs from the past two camping trips for several Wordless Wednesdays, so expect to see a few of those coming up. I also have a great series of photographs of a previously endangered bird that has made an amazing comeback and I’ll put those together in a post also.
I saw and heard a couple of things recently that has made me wonder about the big media outlets as compared to us little bloggers. A show on CNN titles “Earth in Peril” or something like that, focused a segment on the dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico. On the one hand it is great to see a big media outlet like CNN bring attention to this issue. O the other hand it is distressing to see how far behind they are on reporting it. Even little old me wrote about the problem of ethanol killing all life in the Gulf of Mexico over 8 months ago. Another newspaper story focused the hormonal changes being inflicted on fish by soap and detergents going down our drains. I, and others, wrote about these hormonal changes over a year ago. Then last night I heard a few minutes of a radio show discussing the dangers of plastics, including of all the chemicals that we absorbing from our use of plastic containers to store our food and beverages. They also went into the dangers of using Teflon pans to cook your food. Ever read anything about the dangers of plastics this on this site? LOL!
It seems that bloggers are often at the forefront of reporting stories, but too often don’t get enough reader penetration to bring the issue to the masses. But, we still need to soldier on. With enough people writing about the same issues, maybe awareness is indeed raised. I just don’t know if, from a personnel standpoint, it is frustrating or rewarding to see an outlet like CNN come so late to reporting on something many of us have been writing about for ages.
Now a question. I get a number of requests for healthy recipes. I have always thought there were so many sites with recipes that I only rarely post any of mine. I am currently helping a cook set up a site where she will focus on healthy food and recipes. What do you think? Are there as many of these sites as I think? Or should I be more generous in sharing mine once or twice a month? The few I have posted in the past get a lot of readers and some of those email me asking for more. Recipe posts are a bit more work than a normal post, but if popular, are kind of fun to do.