The Annual Member Meeting
St. Mary’s River Watershed Association
September 19, 2015 (PDF Transcript)
Thank you for that wonderful introduction. I also thank my hosts for providing me the opportunity to share some remarks with you.
The River is a Part of Us
This is an intriguing title. It was suggested to me as the title for this talk last week. As I initially contemplated it, I saw that I could take it in a myriad of ways. After all, the river IS part of us; part of the livelihood of this place, St. Mary’s County. I have sat on the bench not very far from my office in Calvert Hall on many a day considering some perplexing, challenging issue; just gazing out over the river, letting my mind wander with the light bouncing off the water. And, after some time of contemplation, I get up feeling rejuvenated in that I have arrived at a potential solution and, at the same time, saddened by the fact that I must then leave the river’s edge, return to my office, and do some other work.