Casting about for my next adventure while working within my significant limitations is a challenge. So I decided to go way back in time-- back to some of my original readings in science. Those were great pieces of literature that for me came long before years and reams of research articles about the minutiae of ecology. Here is one gem I found from Aldo Leopold. It perfectly describes my professional and moral dilemma:
"One of the penalties of an ecological education is that one lives alone in a world of wounds….An ecologist must either harden his shell and make believe that the consequences of science are none of his business, or he must be the doctor who sees the marks of death in a community that believes itself well and does not want to be told otherwise."