I was checking the blog today to gather information for another blog I have, and see that it has been over a month since my last post. Shame, shame! I couldn’t believe that this has happened. i knew it had been a bit, but a month? WTF?
Life gets in the way some times. I had been preparing for my son’s wedding and keeping up with a demanding editor who keeps the old Coon hopping. I’m currently working on a series on going green. Environmentalism is my bag, and I am working to increase awareness across the land. I know it is usually a tough subject to bring up without derision from many, but it is a real threat to us all. Global warming? Bet yer ass…
In my years on this earth I have seen many changes in the weather. When I was young, it was no extraordinary event to be snowed in for days on end. I remember one year it was so bad that my father and neighboring farmers had to shovel our road by hand to allow us to get the tractor into a neighboring village for food and supplies. Weeks with the temperatures well below zero were not uncommon. We dealt with it, and actually enjoyed it as kids.
Now, I see little snow here in mid-Michigan. The past couple of years have been relatively warm, with little snow fall. The nightly news is filled with record breaking temps in the south west and western states. Topping that off is a series of damaging rainfalls, with subsequent flooding in the Mid-west. Texas has been hard hit with flooding. Ohio has seen some of the worst flooding in history. Mother Nature is not happy…
Evidence of the ice caps melting cannot be ignored. Series of terrible storms are there for a reason. the news reports that this is the first time since 1949 when two hurricanes have made landfall in one day. Firestorms across the nation have devastated acres of forest. Greece has been inundated with wildfires and now are experiencing flooding.
Man, I had better stop! I sound like my Mom did when she talked about end of days!
Not all news is bad. Gonzo is gone, Rove is headed out the door, and Snow is on his heels. Things are looking up – for me at least. Now all we gotta do is bring the boys home…