I leave no carbon footprint when I mow my lawn since I use the old push mower that only cuts when I push. I use only my own muscle power. I use no fuels, no electricity, have no emissions, use no energy that has to be paid for or renewed by mining or otherwise. I don’t even create any noise pollution.
The only footprint I leave when I mow my lawn is from my combat boots that I got way back in Basic Training in the Air Force. And I even use the mulch of my cut grass to feed my lawn, so there is no need for bags or bagging. I encourage all of you to be green like me when you mow your lawn.
Happy Veteran’s Day to all my brothers and sisters in arms! We had a wonderful ceremony at the high school where I teach. The staff and students put on an amazing and respectful assembly. I felt so honored to be a part of it. So many students that day came up to me in classrooms and in the hall to shake my hand and thank me for my service. I also reminded them to not forget those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.
As I enjoy this day off from school and work, I went golfing and was welcomed by some late Autumn sunshine. It was very peaceful and it gave me time to reflect on my time I spent in the Air Force. I got to meet and work with many great people, travel all over Europe, and has incredible experiences that made me a better person and which I will never forget. I am so glad I made the choice to join those many years ago!