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What the Lake Teaches Us About Politics

Updated: Feb 4

Written by Peter Walker, GRLC Board Member

Pictured above: Peter Walker

There is this guy I work with. Normally I avoid him like the plague. His politics and attitudes are so different from mine. Somehow, he heard that I was associated with Glade Run Lake and starts talking to me, like for the first time in years. He told me about how his dad used to fish there back in the 50s, and how he has such fond memories of going there with him. He said he is so grateful that the lake has opened up again because now he can take his grandson fishing there.

So we sat there, talking about fishing and preserving the lake for our grandkids. We talked about the importance of kids appreciating wildlife and laughing about how silly it was that we had avoided each other for so long because of our politics. Eventually we both came to the realization that, even if one of us is a manic democrat and the other a republican zealot, we still have a lot in common.