"If there’s a world here in a hundred years, it’s going to be saved by tens of millions of little things. The powers-that-be can break up any big thing they want. They can corrupt it or co-opt it from the inside, or they can attack it from the outside. But what are they going to do about 10 million little things? They break up two of them, and three more like them spring up!"
- Pete Seeger, in YES! Magazine

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Contribute to the Game

The project:
Replace wet logbooks, provide writing implements and otherwise contribute to the maintenance of "game pieces" in a worldwide game.

A few minutes here and there throughout the course of our cache-hunting time.

Why bother?
No game can continue without someone maintaining the board, the pieces. Geocaching is no different. In fact, it's probably more difficult to maintain, with 965,889 pieces hidden all over the world. I've enjoyed this game, an often mindless, though sometimes puzzling, pastime. Helping to maintain the caches I visit helps keep it going.

Worth it?
Yes, though I confess to occasionally feeling like this is a silly pastime. Then again, what entirely diverting hobbies aren't?

Photo courtesy Cachemania under Creative Commons License.

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