Originally published in the Grand Rapids Business Journal, May 29, 2007
You might get the impression that this week’s comic was intended to make you feel bad about yourself. Or at the very least, defensive. It wasn’t. That’d be preachy, and I try to avoid preachy comics because, well, they’re preachy.
No, this week’s comic was entirely built around my own guilt. We live next to a cemetery, and we attend or hear the Memorial Day service every year. I knew this was coming up, and I knew we had a full Memorial Day weekend of driving hither and yon for various activities, and I just sort of connected the dots. Some say the United States has a dysfunctional relationship with petroleum. I’d say it’s pretty dang efficiently functional at the moment….