By Dale Olen
This website has been in hibernation the past six months. Recently, however, hesitant rays of spring sunlight are urging it to come alive again. During this sleepy, tedious winter, I’ve talked with many people, walked through a fair portion of this Earth, read, studied, and poked around. While I encountered grand landscapes and seashores, learned beautiful thoughts, and soaked up people’s values of justice, equality, and cooperation, I still felt a gnawing depression and pessimism about the human race and the future of our children and our earthly home.
I discovered, however, that the counter to pessimism is not optimism, but perseverance.