Thursday, February 3, 2011

Scarf Ace: First Day Back on the Scarf Team

Scarf Ace: First Day Back on the Scarf Team

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Our Cold Pearl

Imagine the solar system as an oyster in the black ocean of the universe. And imagine our earth as a pearl inside the oyster, slowly being coated in a hard, shiny nacreous material. Imagine that! That's what's going on outside. 
Only instead of opalescence, it's ice. 

The Boomer generation was used to a certain stability of climate, but it seems that the generations following will be incorporating climate change into their culture. These increasingly violent fluctuations that are so disruptive to older generations are going to be the norm for the younger generations. As a Boomer, I'm reminded of Bob Dylan's disturbing song,"The Times, They Are A'Changin'." 

Where I live in Ohio, there is a Level 3 Emergency in force, meaning that only necessary vehicles are allowed on the roads, and anyone else can be ticketed. I guess that means police cruisers, ambulances, and pizza delivery kids. Over 70,000 people in our area are reportedly without power due to heavy ice glazing tree branches and power lines, causing them to fracture and break. Predictions of power outages lasting several days have been issued. 

Your life will never seem the same to you after this is over.