I am an environmental attorney, nutritionphile, and erstwhile geologist living currently in Atlanta but plotting a move home to the hills of Harlan County, Kentucky.

Standing near the main campfire circle at Camp O’ Cumberlands when I was about five, I promised God that I would take care of this beautiful place and its critters.  The camp founder, Mrs. Ball, had placed nature quotations painted in the green and gold Girl Scout colors on wooden signs around the camp with the intention that the quotations would inspire.  Well, Mrs. Ball, you got me.

Since I couldn’t read at the time, I am certain that my mother, who was the camp swimming and water ballet instructor, read them to me.  Significant was a quote that I now can’t find on “the internets” that described how many years and years it took a tree to grow, and how man could cut it down in just a few minutes, forever killing something that had had a life of its own.  So, standing in front of that sign, I had my chat with God.  I can’t say that I am particularly proud of my record so far.  But it ain’t over till it’s over.  And it ain’t over yet.

So that’s what it might be good for you to know about me.

And if you are a compatriot in wanting to protect and preserve the mountains, the water, the air, the planet, and our fellow earthlings, let’s get to work.


3 responses to “About

  1. I love your blog. I see where you are coming from. I have good friends who are involved with
    anti-mountaintop removal via Kentuckians for the Commonwealth. I have been urged to attend their meetings but am afraid my inner Hunter S. Thompson would emerge and start to rant and rave and pontificate on the use of militant tactics thus ruining the Zeitgeist of the movement. I should send a link of your website to my friends. Down with the Yankee Imperialists who destroy mountains!

  2. Hello Mo Brock:
    I was awake late tonight and for some crazy reason put my name into Google and found your blog. I am a 59 yr old woman living in Vancouver, WA. My real name is Maureen, but have been going by MO for about 30 years now. Wonder how many other Mo Brocks are out there in the world. I read some of your blog and you’re a good representative for my name!!! Thanks for the good work you are doing!

  3. Well, hi, Mo Brock!!! Very nice to meet you! My “Mo” comes from my middle name, Morgan. I’ve been Mo to family and close friends since I was a baby. Do you have a blog? I’d love to read yours if you do.

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