I have seen more than my share of “tops of the year” lists in the past several days. So here is mine; important to me; obscure to you.
Global Warming is a threat to our way of life and will happen in spite of what we do. We will see its impacts this decade. I really see it as important because I do believe it is spread up disasterously by our excesses as a species. I think most of the world passed by the Global Warming skeptics this year. I believe the Washington Post has been a great source for news about Global Warming, one of my favorite sources.
I think the changed Carnivore Network is a good website for more than the few in the world, like me, interested in these kind of things.
I saw some great films this year, they included, Into the Wild, Eastern Promises (very bloody) and I enjoyed The Kingdom. On Specialty Films I thought the Western, 3:10 to Yuma, was exceptional, but I love good westerns. On the Environmental Front I liked, Arctic Tales (take the children) and Di Caprio’s-11th Hour. On the local Front I very much enjoyed, Talk To Me. I remember Petey Greene
I would reccomend Africa (middle eastern) and Costa Rica to anybody, especially wildlife watchers. If you are interested I will set down my course. I researched both places, have wanted to go to both places for a long time and finally did and have some definite ideas about what works for neophytes.
Birdwatching in D.C. has changed for the better. I believe in Maryland it is worse.
I am trying to wrap my mind around a life-changing Neurological disorder that does impact much of my physicality.
I am much impressed, if the living code can be cracked, with the legitimate bloggers out there. By that I do not mean blogging from the mainstream media, but blogging by real people.
Pakistan has me on seats edge for many reasons.
I really think Bush and Cheney are worse than Nixon and Agnew and have changed the American landscape for the worst.
I do not care for Paris Hilton or Brittany Spears or that type of news at all.
Keith Olbermann and Bill Press are the real political news for the likes of me and yes I am, as far as I can tell, very liberal in my leanings which is an oxymoron in the very Liberatarian Rocky Mountain west.
Everything that happened this year to Al Gore this year, I thought was well deserved.
I did enjoy the Live Earth Concert and went everywhere, but Walmart, to find the Eagles Reunion CD, Travelling Wilburies double CD, but came out with paperbacks about Gore and the now Movie-Atonement… I do like Ian McEwan as a writer.
This year Harry Potter reached me and Dean…of the Nixon Era suprised me the most with his, Broken Government, book.
I find I am a birder at heart (and proved it to myself many times this year. For me the C andO Canal was seen from the view of a National Park walking staff with my binoculars, and that is my plight for walking these days.
My best by memory by far is my older daughter and son and 2 children at home…I would not have it any other way and they made me smile the most; at times a troubled smile.
there, my years best list!!! A little more…I very much miss bears and the Rocky Mountain western scene, which I lived in for most of my adult life.