Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Time Out

News, mostly bad, assaults my senses all day, every day. Natural disasters, man-made disasters, disease, pestilence, and crime compete for my attention. After awhile it becomes impossible not to become overwhelmed by the steady onslaught.

My granddad, a news junkie who relied mostly on the radio and newspapers, routinely declared one day a week to be a no-news day ... turning the radio off and not reading the newspaper.

Time for my own time-out. Time to turn off the radio, television, iPod, cell phone, and laptop. Time to listen to music, go out to a movie, or perhaps, read one of the books I've set aside until now.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Mother Nature Always Wins

I'm not sure what to make of the events of the last few days, let alone the last few years.

We, human beings, are an arrogant lot. We assume we can control our environment, bending nature to suit ourselves.

The recent earthquakes, aftershocks, tsunamis, and nuclear plant malfunctions seem to say otherwise.

Mother Nature always wins in the end.