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In Awe

In our copious spare time (Ha!), Mr. ReddHedd and I have been devouring the latest Discovery Channel wildlife series called "Planet Earth."  It took five years of filming with high definition capability — and the production is nothing short of breathtaking in the episodes that we have watched thus far.  The majesty of life on this little blue planet of ours, the chaos in some places and order in others, the loss and the fight for survival — it is all there in its infinite pain and beauty.

And we are mesmerized.

Our little blue planet holds nothing short of miracles, and the work that must have gone into filming all of this is as outstanding as it is jaw-dropping in its scope.   Discovery has uploaded a few more videos to YouTube, which you can find here, and they are all worth watching.  If you are not moved by the beauty and the fierceness of these shows, then you truly have no heart.  How could anyone not want to protect this beautiful orb of blue of ours?

…and if you aren't just the least bit trepidatious about what this augurs, then you have no working brain.

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Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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