Today I hunkered down to help Zack do his 3rd grade service project. The kids all had to think of their own project, and his idea was just to pick up litter along a local watershed by our house. It was probably the last nice day we'll see for a while and it was so nice to talk while we picked up litter. The main conclusion we reached is that buying less disposable stuff is far superior to trying to pick it all up later. We enjoyed the walk home through a grove of trees where I snapped a photo of the kind of fall "litter" I like to see on the ground. I was very very proud of him today.