Redistributing Dust

02-12-2008

“Let everyone sweep in front of his own door, and the whole world will be clean.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I don’t think Goethe had leafblowers in mind when he penned that quote above.

There are few things in this world that are louder and messier than leafblowers, except, perhaps, my neighbor’s cat. Granted – leafblowers are really powerful tools, but only for the purpose of moving the debris, rather than removing it. Even worse, after all this debris is moved, the next person’s cleanup crew will use their leafblowers to move it back. Unless, of course, the wind moves it down the street to someone else’s front door.
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