The sun sets without notice. It will.rise without notice. It is beautiful whether we gaze upon it or not.
Monday, December 2, 2013
|Flying over Seattle and Lake Washington at night.|
It requires a lot of energy to light up the surface of the Earth. In Seattle, each home draws energy from a hydro-electric power plant. In Kentucky, my final destination, from the aircraft you can see plumes of steam arising from their coal powered plants. Departing after sunset in Louisville reveals the scale of the energy problem that we face today.
Twenty thousand feet in the air, one can see a thousand square miles of the glowing grid powered by carbon fuels that is destroying our natural world. The sixth mass extinction has begun. The spasm of permanent loss to the diversity of life, that which is the creation of life on Earth, will leave a void not only to future generations but on a cosmic scale, a deeply devastating blow to billions of years of creation that exists on this blue jewel that orbits inside the Milky Way Galaxy.
Our belief of personal fulfillment through material acquisition is compounded by inability to see the ramifications of our consumption. Ultimately, we will risk the entire creation to propel the human race into directions not guided by human moral values but human material values. Only through outspokenness and commitment to lives guided by globally minded values we may turn the helm of our ship and avert this inevitable tragic disaster from occurring.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Friday, October 11, 2013
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Twice a day the Manette bridge, east of downtown Bremerton, WA, has millions of gallons of sea water rush under its arches. Filling and draining Dyes Inlet with the rising and falling of the tides caused by the gravity of our orbiting moon. Don't get caught up in the current as you do not have a choice in where it will take you.