It’s been another Mission Verde week.
My thoughts on Mayor Phil Hardberger’s challenges in getting community and political buy-in on his city sustainability plan are shared at the SACurrent.
Post publication, I’m studying up on water issues. Checking out the roots of San Antonio’s water quality concerns at the library today and ran across this truly gruesome story about mad doctor who boiled down several Comanches in a soap boiler for their skeletons, flushing their liquified remains into the city’s drinking-water canal in the middle of the night.
It was 1840. The actions were pretty reflective of the European scientific community’s attitudes about Native Americans at the time. I guess the canal was the most expedient mode of disposing of these people.
But back on Verde, a solitary comment rolled up on me:
It doesn’t bother me that Hardeburger [sic] wants to go Green….it does bother me some that it’s going to cost the equivilent of 2 police officers and 2 firefighters this year.
What REALLY bothers me is that Hardeburger [sic] and his cronies seem to think that there’s nobody in San Antonio who can teach them Green, or no colleges or universities that they can grant to get the same thing as hiring some schuck like Jeremy Rifkin.
Strange that the only paper in town actually tracking Verde progress provokes but a single comment. That it doesn’t even register on the site’s top content. Pretty demoralizing. (Is low blood sugar generating oversensitivities?)
We’ve got tons of blogging going up at the paper’s site as we begin to put greater emphasis on our online efforts. Which leads me to a conundrum: What to do with harman on earth?
Am I burnt out with all the extra work blogging? Certainly not interested in copying and pasting my QueBlog posts over to hoe.
Over the past year of blogging on this site, I would routinely reserve my more wonkish thoughts for hoe, and all those roaming, international green-energy and sustainability developments, but I am finding my steam limited.
Any thought out there? If my local political observations are property of QueBlog what is to become of this space?
Is hoe destined to become another sporadically updated online confessional, or a stationary resume holder? Rather insert the high-velocity bullet.
Is this jig up?
Why am I asking you?