Pete Seeger, my American idol, was a great singer, songsmith, troubadour and progressive voice. His death was celebrated with tributes in leading newspapers the world over. What's less well known is that Seeger originally wanted to be a newspaperman.
Not all of the Gulf of Mexico is destined to become a dead zone. Life will move forward. However, what is different here is that this catastrophic environmental disaster marks a watershed in human history.