Posted December 27th 2010 at 12:23 pm by
in Year In Review 2010

The Year of New Energy

Coal Miner and the Mountains. Photo by R.L. Mullins.

2010 has been a year of realization, realization there is more to life than destroying my health and wasting my potential in the darkness of a coal mine. Realization there is more to life than money and objects. These realizations came at great costs to me and my family, yet through them we are now building a better life, one full of love and health, of values and strength. As we progress beyond the many prolific changes we faced in 2010, we cannot help but look forward to a brighter future, a future where coal no longer dominates our lives.

Post by Daniel Hawkins. This post is part of the 2010 Year in Review series. Anyone is welcome to submit a post by emailing with your text and image.

2 responses to “The Year of New Energy”

  1. amy stitely says:


    I too look forward to a future where coal no longer dominates our lives, but then I read about China and I wonder… where are we headed as a global society?

    Thank you for sharing your inspiring and raw stories with us. I truly admire your courage to choose health over money – two assets that should not be in conflict. You are an excellent writer. And I hope 2011 reveals new paths and opportunities.


  2. amy stitely says:

    Another China-US coal article from yesterday’s Washington Post: