It seems most everything gets  lost in the shadow of the economic news these days, but driving home from work, I heard a wonderful news item about pending legislation to designate more than 2 million acres of land as official wilderness

There’s a scene in the movie Dead Poets Society in which the Robin Williams character tells his students that science, law, and finance are all necessary to sustain life, but art, poetry, love… these are the things we live for. In my estimation, wilderness belongs in the latter category as well. 

It’s wonderful to know that in a time when financial wealth is diminishing, we can still recognize wealth in its other forms, and respect t it accordingly.