As my journey along this mortal coil continues, I look back with some degree of satisfaction on another "week that was."
Monday I was in Poughkeepsie for a meeting (photos above and below) Congresswoman Nan Hayworth called with representatives of several of New York State's major environmental advocacy groups.With Congressman Maurice Hinchey retiring later this year, the eco-folk are looking to Hayworth to assume the cause as champion of New York's vast resources. They urged her to work across party lines to support ecological issues. She was very friendly, open and responsive.
Among the topics: clean air and water, agriculture, infrastructure, hydrofracking and tourism. The activists presented the Congresswoman with their ideas and initiatives - Hayworth told the panel she is already aware of most of their concerns, and the meeting ended on a high note. Hayworth promised to start "asking questions" immediately upon her return to DC.
The rest of the week spun by quickly - I was involved in a variety of projects, working out of Poughkeepsie, New Paltz and Albany... four-letter word now: BUSY!
I would never dive off a building myself, but I do think I understand why some folks would. Several times during the week I had to act as a referree of sorts, preventing human wills from colliding. Anyone who has beentheredonethat knows what a daunting task that can be!
So this is a dual holiday - Passover and Easter. Regards, respect and reverence for your holy days, my Jewish and Christian friends!