Earth Day is one of a few times a year when the campus gets to come together, out of our labs and clinics, classrooms and offices. I love the school kids that come in, I like the music and the exhibits and all the goofy contests, I like the swap shop and the free baby trees. I like to see the students and faculty and staff together on the library plaza, enjoying themselves. Lunch is always good; this year it’s gazpacho and chicken or veggie wraps with the famous UTMB cake. I know it takes a lot of hours and a lot of volunteers to pull it together, and they deserve our thanks. But with gas at $3 a gallon and talk of global warming, I think taking a little while to celebrate and think about this fragile planet of ours is a decent idea. Hope you have a chance to stop by.