"T-I-O-N. Shun, shun, shun, shun."

I started writing an entirely different post today and realized every single word that came to mind ended in ‘t-i-o-n’. Elation, Anticipation, Expectation, and on and on it went. And that made me remember the Electric Company song back in the 70’s called T-I-O-N. And that got me completely off track from the original subject and now I find I’ve yielded to the ADD. So, with that said, here’s my contemplaTION.

My memories on the words of the TION song were vague but I was pretty sure it was simply a song about suffixes. Because I had all kinds of spare time on my hands, I decided to indulge my need for nostalgia and look it up on You Tube.

I should preface what I’m about to say by telling you I am greatly distressed about a commercial I saw the other day for the new School House Rock: Earth. Y’all, SHR is going Green. It’s not that I’m fundamentally opposed to all The Green but I’m completely sick of the over-commercialization of it. I know God gave us this planet and we are obligated to be proper stewards of His creative work, but there are segments of the population who have taken this movement into the realm of religion and are worshiping the created rather than the Creator. I try to teach my kids about wastefulness, yada yada, but I’m a little over the Green indoctrination that now appears to be taking over cartoon programming in addition to the school work and cereal boxes. In my humble opinion, SHR should stick to grammar which, in North Alabama anyway, seems to be a much larger issue than whether or not we heathens bought bottled water this week.

Anyhoo, when I found the video on You Tube, I realized something pretty huge. The whole Green Thing isn’t so new after all. Apparently we were singing about Green-ing even then. Y’all watch.

So tell me, and be nice, where do y’all stand on the whole Green Thing? To what lengths are you going to be more environmentally friendly? Will you still love me if I tell you we create at least two bags of garbage a day or just shake your head in frustraTION?

Wow. I can’t believe I’m posting this.