Former state legislator, activist digs inside during cross-country march to highlight climate change. Ed Fallon woke up one fall morning in 2014 in pain, on a hard, cold piece of ground outdoors. Lying under a tree stand along a highway west of Washington, D.C., he imagined that the cacophony from nearby traffic was chiding him for being a failure. The activist, former state representative from Des Moines and online talk show host of the Fallon Forum wondered if he really was. So begins his newly published book, “Marcher, Walker, Pilgrim.” It lures you in, piquing curiosity about the night of wild behavior that no doubt preceded this awakening. But Fallon wasn’t tossed from a moving car after reckless partying. He’d taken refuge along the highway while walking across the country to save the Earth. He organized the eight-month, 3,000-mile trek to call attention to climate change, and in that moment, was wondering if it was worth it. Maybe you’ll find the answer in the 330-page narrative published by Des Moines Business Publications. But from the first page, you understood that Fallon’s account of “The Great March for Climate Action,” won’t be some scientific analysis of why we have alternating droughts and floods, and occasional July winters and December summers. Nor does it… Read full this story
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