O'Brien County's Bell-Times-Courier -

Business is Picking Up


Dorothy Rosby

The reason people who litter are called litterbugs is because they bug me. Okay, maybe that's not the reason. But they do bug me. Litter ends up in waterways. It makes road ditches and parks look like an episode of Hoarders. And it attracts critters no one wants hanging around, like flies, rats and bad-tempered walkers-like me.

For reasons I can't explain, I feel compelled to pick up litter when I see it. It's odd really, because I don't always feel the need to pick it up in my own home. Early one morning, I cleaned up what remained of someone's supper off a picnic table at the park. Then I...

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