My contribution is entitled Buck-a-litre gas just what we need. My Canoe home page has been updated with the new content as well, which should make it easy to track no matter where you are.
I'll admit I pulled the paper out of the mailbox at an insanely early hour, then sat at the kitchen table in the quiet darkness and just stared at the page. It was comforting, somehow, to finally see it in its tangible form.
Gee, I hope I don't get under too many people's skin. Then again, maybe that's the entire point.
Your turn: What do you think? About today's gas price piece? About the feature in general? Is this where newspapers will go in the long run?
Buck-a-litre gas just what we need
Published Tuesday, August 23
The London Free Press
I'll come right out and say it: Buck-a-litre gasoline is a good thing. In fact, we'll all benefit if it goes even higher.
Sure, I hate paying a lot for anything, but we've gotten away with cheap gas for too long.
I know I'm risking egg on my house, but our society has had an entire generation to get its transportation act together. We should have learned from the early 1970s oil crisis that our gluttonous ways would eventually bite us.
But we didn't.
We continued to use our cars for everything -- even one-block trips to get milk -- and continued to crinkle our noses at the granola-crunchers who walked, biked and carpooled to work. Anyone who rode the bus was a loser. The car's position as status symbol reigned supreme.
If high fuel prices force us even once to think about ditching our cars, perhaps they'll be a good thing.
On second thought: Maybe two bucks a litre would be even better.-30-