It is day 28 of my 365 Days of Living Deliberately blog. Pete Seeger passed on yesterday, and I spent a lot of time thinking about him this evening after my teaching today. Pete communicated with Ken and me numerous times over several decades, starting with our PCB movement in the early 1980’s, into our work to stop mega landfills and to clean up the PCB landfill in the 1990’s, and even in the 2000’s, after I was beginning to write the North Carolina PCB history. I am going to share some of these communications in the days to come because they reflect what kind of person Pete was — generous with his time, supportive, down-to-earth, even with people he really didn’t know. I have always cherished that Pete took time to be so encouraging.
For more, see New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/29/arts/music/pete-seeger-songwriter-and-champion-of-folk-music-dies-at-94.html