Clear Reflections
Some might say we're enduring the curse of living in interesting times; others might opine that the planet's just plain gone crazy.  However you look at it, when you stop to consider what's been going on in the world, in our country and in the economy and how all of that relates to our watershaping corner of the universe, it's easy to see that important trends and even greater forces are constantly sweeping around us. So much is happening that it's often difficult to figure things out, but the most important observation I can make is that not all the news is gloomy - far from it.  For a great many watershapers, in fact, business has thrived in recent times and expanded in new and exciting directions.  That's so true for some that it's fair to say that there's been little or no time left for reflection. But I would argue that finding time to