April 27, 2003
Whackos in the woods
William Booth has a fascinating piece in last Tuesday's WaPo about the counterculture protesters acting as "human shields" to save redwood trees in California's Humboldt County. It makes me feel a little nostalgic for my own wayward youth, working as a tree planter one summer in GIfford Pinchot National Forest, replanting Doug Firs on recently harvested clear cuts... I wonder whatever happened to our foreman, who was a charismatic nutcase and bank management training program dropout who lived in a large teepee... We used to discuss philosophy on the side of the mountain as I busted my ass planting trees for ten hours a day, weather permitting. It was damned hard work, but great fun, and the pay was good. We'd start work at 6am or so, and from about 7:30am onwards, all I could think about was how good that first beer would taste after we knocked off for the day.
April 27, 2003 at 02:17 AM | Permalink
TrackBack URL for this entry:
Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Whackos in the woods:
The comments to this entry are closed.