Although I enjoyed “Ellie-Mae” just like the next guy, and even was intrigued by Miss Hathaway, I now rue the day Jedd Clampett missed that little critter and struck oil. Sure, he and his kinfolk got a ce-ment pond in Beverly Hills, but you and I got the habit.

Recently, Boston’s WBUR and National Public Radio’s “The Connection,” hosted by Dick Gordon had a 3 part audio series called “Addicted to Oil.” Guests include Tom Friedman, foreign affairs columnist for The New York Times and Robert McFarlane, former National Security Advisor under President Reagan. It’s worth your time to listen.

Lying Down Oil by Gil Marosi