Dear Editor,

In Matthew 25:1 we read the parable of the ten virgins.

Five were wise and five were foolish.

What kind of person would you like to be?

To help you understand my point a little better I use this illustration. There were two woodcutters one was cutting wood that he would season for two years to be ready to burn; the other was cutting green wood to burn that day.

When it comes to an independent mine monitoring group we need to start answering these questions before it is too late: who will be on it? What will they monitor? When will they be qualified to do the work? Where will they be testing? How will it be funded? Why? And then the big question: What happens if a concern starts to arise?

Ask your county, city, village or township officials how they would answer these questions.

Initiate the dialogue.

When it comes to resolving a very important and difficult issue, even the name of such a group must not be confrontational.


Dale Andersen