With their budget, the Buncombe County Commissioners listed “Performance Measures.” A goal of the Soil & Water Conservation Department was to:

Provide a comprehensive environmental awareness program.

Indeed. How nice would it be if we could all wake up, look around, and see things for what they are. It reminded me of my love for the brick in BB&T’s “Philosophy” called, “Reality.” I could just see some engineering types, siting in the back row, rolling their eyes at the fru-fru, touchy-feeling retreat exercise, blurting out a wake-up call.