Wild times around the world, and I enter this just for the record. The situation in Japan is still dire. Radioactive water continues to leak from a damaged nuclear reactor into the ocean, and debris as well as levels of radioactivity are noted on American shores. Presumably also in other countries. It's a nasty situation and one can only hope it reverses the direction of President Obama's energy policy which is top-heavy in favor of nuclear, ethanol production, and natural gas drilling. Bad choices, Mr. President. Why do the leaders not include in their paradigm the idea of using less energy and greater efficiency? Well, the answer is obvious, isn't it? Someone would be making less money, the less energy being used.
The unrest in the Middle East continues to expand. I don't want to write about that on Sunday, a day of rest from these dreadfully unholy human behaviors. My heart sinks that we are spending resources in Libya, and that my young military family members are in fighting zones. My family has paid way too much for all these alleged "freedoms" so that the vast majority of Americans can feel "patriotic". Let us spend our tax dollars on health here at home, not death in foreign lands.
“Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do” ~ Wendell Berry
|Mick with mountain berry pie|
|The famous Dutch Treat with curried cabbage|
|Looking down on Manitou Springs|
|Driving through Garden of the Gods to Cheyenne Mountain|