Saturday, August 5, 2017


Two great things happened for me this past week.

First: the Boston University magazine, “Focus”, arrived from the B.U. School of Theology.

Entitled “Living in the Storm: This issue, in the words of the Dean, responds to devastating questions concerning the “United States, global relationships and planetary health.” (Mary Elizabeth Moore, Dean, B.U. School of Theology.)

These are “What am I doing” life stories. “What am I doing” to answer devastating, big questions that challenge all of us.

My blog site is entitled "Growing Green." These life stories are right on target with what I focus upon here.  

I’ll be posting more about these creative people in coming weeks. My hope is that these stories (such as a T.V. journalist, a professor, and an agronomist will) build your courage about the future of your family and your nation. It certainly boosted my morale to learn how people work to build the future

Second great thing that happened this week: a granddaughter turned 13. Her family partied last night and had a lot of fun. The party with her age-mates comes next week. Generations celebrating the central figure--the 13-year-old. Will the world be this green and beautiful when she's 80 years old? 

At the Party: the 13-year-old and her 16-year-old brother (new driver's permittee). 

The kid's a budding artist. After years of playing with commercial figures she’s now producing her own. Here’s a sample.

Two big things this week, and last evening at the family party I mused on the challenge of the B.U. dean’s devastating questions back to back with my granddaughter’s transition to teenager.  

Generations 1 and 3: 

Will the world be this green when the kids reach their 70s?

Specifically, I wondered: given present trends, what will the world be like in 80 years when she's in her 90’s? What about the sea level? Higher, almost certainly, it seems. What about global population size? Will there be food and clean water? And the average air temperature readings—will they be higher? Will Mount Rainier still have glaciers? And when her kids are in their 90's, will the world support human life?

For now, I’m gratified that people are carving out careers that give hope for the world’s future. In coming weeks I’ll be writing about personal stories of B.U. graduates that inspire me and, I hope, will inspire you. Real people with answers for devastating questions. 

Return weekly to meet living examples of people growing green.

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