“For, in the final analysis, our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children’s future. And we are all mortal.”  

                               -John F. Kennedy, American University, June 10, 1963

Those words were no more true than right now.  Even though JFK was talking at the time about the cold war and communism, his words apply even today to serious issues concerning tolerance, equality, diversity, the environment, mutual respect and the nurturing of others.  They also remind us that, indeed, we are all mortal and have an obligation to leave this Good Earth better than we found it.

In that spirit, we have undertaken this effort called this small planet, where we will discuss these issues and others that are critical to us and succeeding generations.  In future posts we will be addressing the issues of global peace, diversity, tolerance, energy policy, the environment and climate change, sustainability, and social justice.  We hope you enjoy this new undertaking, and we welcome your feedback about our writings.

Bob Cavnar, August 25, 2011