I'm 62-years-old. More and more often I'm getting reminders of how old I've become.
Like last Thursday, when I drove the six miles from my house to THV... I had the blinker on the whole time! Oh, and I get reminders everyday from my THV co-workers as to how old I am.
The pipeline that ruptured in Mayflower is two years older than me. What happened a week ago was a reminder of how old it has become.
My indicator is funny, but the pipeline indicators are messy, tragic, and foul. I can't do anything but grow old gracefully.
But with the aged pipeline, we can do something. The oil gushing into the Northwoods subdivision was a call to improve our infrastructure.
• Photo Gallery: Mayflower oil spill
ExxonMobil does get a part of the blame here, but they're not alone. I am not pointing fingers as much as I am sharpening focus.
The town of Mayflower should be the epicenter of our nation's new priority for private and public investment into infrastructure.
This weekend, look around you. You'll easily see improvements that need to be made, and if you can't find any, ask a county judge. They know more than anyone where the blinkers have been left on.
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