Monday, January 22, 2007
Our Open Coast
Some 300 million citizens now inhabit the United States. That's about 150 million more people than in 1945, the year I was born.
In the summer, when I look at the pristine beaches from a viewpoint north of Florence, they seem like a mirage. How could they be so empty with that many people in the country? California alone has 36 million.
Maybe, since they can't be owned, they'll stay that way, thanks to the foresight and courage of our forebears.