December 20, 2008

Straws in the Wind #1: A Word From The Woods

My friend Jay is a logger, a good one--self-employed, honest, insanely hardworking, ecologically savvy. He cuts in the tri-state area: NW Connecticut, Western Mass and Eastern NY State.

As in scores of other often-overlooked sections of the economy, the economic meltdown is starting to bite into logging, hard. It figures, right? Housing starts way down--there goes the market for hardwood and veneer. Advertising pages down and newspapers and magazines going belly-up everywhere--forget pulpwood. Hell, the collapse of oil prices is about to pull the rug out from under the recently growing heat-by-firewood trend.

Well, Jay has a message for the ones who landed us in this mess and he's not shy about letting the world know:

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