Posted by: Kate | July 10, 2009

Friday Quote

It hardly seemed possible that something as small as man could  kill something as large as a Great Lake. But just in the space of a century or so, we managed it. Thanks to lax factory laws and the triumph of greed over nature in places like Cleveland, Buffalo, Toledo, Sandusky and other bustling centres of soot and grit, Lake Erie was transformed in just three generations from a bowl of blue water into a large toilet. 

-Bill Bryson, “The Lost Continent, Travels in Small America”

This book was written in the late ’80s. I’d love to have him redo the trip now and write it again.


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