The blog is born. The kids and I are spending our summer vacation driving from Omaha to Pensacola, then from Pensacola to Houston. I want us to experience with our own senses the beauty and loss of the fragile Gulf ecosystem…and to see what happens when corporate greed and mismanagement runs unchecked.

We’re starting in Pensacola because those still-pristine beaches and clear waters will serve as a dramatic contrast once we travel west into the oil-damaged areas.

I’m hoping we can spend at least one day helping with the pelicans or other animals in Louisiana, but at the very least we will be present as witnesses and supporters, sharing the story from the kids’ point of view.

On this trip, you’ll hear from Henry, 15; Jack, 9; and Noah, 4.

Gulf, we love you.

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