Watching Discovery this weekend I caught a documentary on Polar Bears starving due to the loss of Arctic Ice. The bear was half his size and was trying to attack a walrus, he just could not do it, so he lost the battle, laid down and he died. Reflecting on that moment, I had to accept what type of world we have created. Yes nature has its own cycle and has for centuries. Polar bears will die, people die. I am well aware that is overwhelming to try and "rescue" everyone and the environment and the animals, but we need to make sweeping changes to help preserve the Earth that God/Buddha/Muhammad/whomever has given us. This then made me consider some Christians who claim they do everything to glorify God and all that he has given them. Then in another breath they say there is no such thing as global warming and want us to drill their driveway for oil. Which brings me to M King Hubbert's Peak Oil Theory and realizing not enough people are aware of the dire straits we are in when it comes to oil and its production.
Keeping on with our doom theme here, a discussion came up about setting term limits on our Senators and Congressmen. How can change truly come about when someone like Teddy Kennedy has been in the Senate since 1964? Strom Thurmond and Jesse Helms practically died in the Senate. We need fresh ideas and faces, some young blood to help bring us forward as a nation. Then the old standby, taxing the wealthy as a quick solution does not sit well with me either. If I worked for my millions and give to charity, why the hell should I be penalized? I know it is not as cut and dry but that always seems to be our "go to" when times are tough. Plus, the government has been unable, for years, to handle cash flow properly. This Administration makes me hopeful, but a mess this big will take time and I hope they can get a lot of it cleaned up. Honestly, I have no answer as to when this downturn will stop, no one does, but in these times I would like a little more selflessness of the people of the world. I do not think it is a lot to ask, so I throw it out to the universe and hope it brings back good things.
And now a big Ujjayi breath and smile. Enjoy the following:
- Don't want to see a particular flick but want to know what happened anyway? Check these two sites out Moviepooper.com and TheMovieSpoiler.com
- This Japanese Pizza recipe looks too good to not try!
- Peach and Rosemary Spritzers seem like a delightful spring drink!
- Want to make a lovely homemade gift? Here is a terrific recipe for cold pressed soap.
- Crazy moment here. I may challenge myself and sew a bra. Thank you Threads Magazine.
- Candy does make life's woes all better.