I don’t want to see the pictures. I don’t want to read the news, but putting my head in the sand will not eliminate the existence of the tragedy. Those of you who have read this blog regularly, know that in my own comfortable middle class way, I am seeking to reduce my energy consumption. As I write, a contractor is replacing my old rubber roof with TPO roofing (“cool roofing”). My old black rubber roof has been needing repairs for the past few years. I am working with another group to get solar panels installed, and I needed to replace the roof first. I hope this will make things more comfortable and reduce my footprint. (Yes, I know the only way truly to do it, is to live in a whole different way).