Friday, October 30, 2009
Awesome day! To be able to sit and appreciate the wonders around us and not be wrapped up in the hustle of the work-day madness is truly a blessing. So much of the week's time is wasted by being worried about being late, fighting the traffic, meeting your deadlines, etc. that the real wonders of the day pass us up. Of course it doesn't hurt to be sitting 50 yards away from the ocean and watching the surfers catch the morning waves, wishing I could be out there. Alas, my surfing days are over, but not forgotten. The cars cruise by with necks tweaked toward the water and not paying attention to where they are going, with bicyclists and joggers right next to them. It all seems to work out somehow, without mishap. The fisherman dominate the pier on both sides, like slot players at Vegas, never seeming to catch anything, at least not as I walk by. It's So. Calif. and there really is a different lifestyle here, unlike the desert I dwell in. I chose to leave this place many moons ago, and each visit makes me wonder why, but if here long enough, the reasons slowly seep back into this cobwebbed mind. With all the wonderful things it has to offer, the price comes high both literally and emotionally. Judging by the hoards of people that keep moving here though, I surely must be mistaken. There is something different about being born in a place as opposed to migrating there. When you spend most of your life in a single location, you become a part of it, the good with all the horrors associated with that. When you leave that place, over time, the horrors fade and your left with mostly the good thoughts about it. Why move back, just to have the goodness replaced once again by the horrors? It makes sense to me to keep the visits short and enjoyable. So it's two more days of bliss and then back to the desert I call home. Who knows, maybe the time away will make the dreaded commute back to work more palatable.
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Watched the news today! What a mistake! I cannot stomach the garbage the media puts out there anymore! Politics, entertainment, current events, all lies! What can you believe anymore. It's all about hype and popularity. The problems that exist in this country today can all be traced back to one reason: Greed. Greed on the part of business, politicians, private sector, government. I think everything that is wrong with us is born out of greed. It is not the Democrats, Republicans, the military, our president, our congressional so-called leaders. They all out of greed have placed us down the path of self-destruction. The government selling secret technology to any country who will pay. The politicians taking from all the tax payers and getting perks from Special Interests groups. Corporations who don't give a damn about this country except how much green they can line their pockets with.
We had the top country in the world in every aspect, and they have pissed it all away with their greed. Maybe it is time for mother-nature to wipe out mankind, so the earth can start fresh again.
I know this sounds like all gloom and doom talk, but really when you think about it, what solutions are available to stop the spiral spinning of destruction this orb is heading to?