Reflections on "Caring for Creation"
 Ten years have flown by; it was such a great experience to
be part of the task force. I think often of the people I
met. I keep in touch with Lisa Lundgren.
 Living in South Central Nebraska farming is my main
concern. Farmers are going to minimum tillage (preventing the
erosion of the soil). They are more informed about the
chemicals to use. It has been a hard four years of drought;
and taxes keep rising. Older farmers are quitting and young
farmers can't make a go of it. Big farmers are taking
over. Most farmers have trash collection. No more
throwing junk in the creek! More trees are being
planted. Too late we learned how dangerous the chemicals we
use to use were. The Midwest North Dakota to Texas has been
referred to as cancer alley. Many farmers have died because
of misuse of chemicals.
 As to the statement Caring for Creation; it was of interest
to congregations at first, but I'm sure many congregations don't
even know where the publication is gathering dust; as is the fate
of many church publications - society is too busy.
 The small churches, towns and schools are slowly
dying. It is very depressing. Low-level nuke dumps are
still an issue. Destruction of the universe through war and
neglect is continuing each day. Big cities are expanding;
thus wild animals are losing their habitat, their natural
environment, Mountain Lions, Bob Cats, Deer, Wild Turkey, never
before seen in this area are moving in. Where is the