Of course the cows can’t advise us on how to be like them. That’s up to us, or me, having the brain power to interpret what I’m learning.
I have certain and specific cow-fans. I mean cows who know me, some of whom will come up to me for a scratch on their heads. The other cows watch and marvel. Even the cow owners, often caballeros though some are just ranchers, treasure their cows, hang out with their cows, and appreciate my enthusiasm.
Other local people probably think I’m nuts, but I think they are wrapped up far too far…
I stopped over at Octavio’s house to talk over our plans for the day. He and I were standing on the front porch, having a smoke and talking. I heard his wife calling from inside the house.
I stomped my feet to signify ‘clean,’ and went inside. I saw Malala, the wife, disappearing into the back bedroom. But then I heard her laugh from behind me. She was sitting in her usual spot and waving her finger at me, laughing.
I started to say, but she interrupted me, saying “You thought my daughter Milagro was me, didn’t you?”
I’m certain none of this covid stuff is breaking news to anybody, but then again, Arnold Schwarzenegger was featured on CNN, and brought along Alexander Vindman (a good man), and interviewer Brianna Golodryga from CNN (link in subtitle up there).
Here you can see Arnold’s YouTube movie:
Okay, I’ll take credit for putting all the nice pictures and video together, and for managing to transcribe part of Schwarzenegger’s diatribe, I mean dialogue, which I present here:
[…] “I think people should know there is a virus here — it kills people and the only way we prevented this is…
The thinness of the biome contrasted to the unimaginable sheer mass of the planet explains why volcanoes and solar flares and meteorites could disrupt life on Earth, scraping or burning that thin film of life. But nothing short of another planetary body crashing into the Earth could damage the deeper planet Earth.
There’s a reason that I’m talking the numbers and mentioning the science. In my target audience, which is rather by definition the people who read Medium, people are deeply concerned and alarmed about environmental threats like global warming.
This is exciting, to have a publication within my own demographic. I've been painfully aware of Medium's age-ism, though for sure there are a bunch of excellent Medium writers in my age bracket -- aged late sixties and into their seventies -- so I have always had some community.
I also fit in well with The Bad Influence. I'm a strange cat, and strangeness is a feature of TBI writers and editors. It's a great and extremely creative crowd, and goofy at times but always dead serious about quality writing. It's complicated.
I'm hoping that Boomerangs develops a strong and…
This is the beginning of the end of life as you know it. Precisely because “Existential Threats” means “processes and dynamics which overwhelm and break our …
Yes, life as we've known it is going away.
Worse, this is the beginning of the end of life, period.
They don't call it the Sixth Global Extinction because it has a clickbait title.
What it means is a massive die-off caused by overpopulation and overextraction of scarce resources.
We've bred and increased our numbers to insupportable levels and now we're consuming ourselves to death.
But why waste my breath?
I guess because when it gets to 10 million people dying every day globally I doubt so many people will be reading anybody's commentary on or in Medium articles.
We don’t have any of the conditions we need to hit the bar of species level cooperation. Leaders with the vision for it. Populations with the decency not to settle for less. And systems capable of fostering and engendering and releasing it.
If Biden were a true leader, or if he stepped down and had Harris take over, the U.S. could become the cheerleader of the world.
1) Vaccinate everybody, globally.
2) Stop the greed, the production and use of oil.
We have to let go of capitalism. A profit doesn't do anybody any good if everybody is dead or dying.
It's time for global, balls to the walls efforts. Survival is at stake.
If you catch covid, go home to bed. Well, if I ruled the world, that's what I'd rule. And I already applied it to myself. My initial bout of covid-19 - I went to bed and regarded it like a flu bug. Sure it almost killed me, but so did a glacier once, and my motorcycle many times. I know, unfair advantage 'cuz I ain't afraid to die - actually I plan on it happening.
I had long-term covid after the initial bout, and a couple of reinfections with the variants. …
We think we can buy a 2 bedroom house with a garage in Somewhere Else for $350,000. That’s $70,000 down plus inspection, attorney fees, closing costs, moving — the whole …
I grew up in Santa Barbara, starting in 1961. I also lived in Portland Oregon. I mean to say, I understand Californios.
Still, the state has become uninhabitable. My ultimate choice was Las Tablas, Panama. I love it here, and there are really no noticeable climate problems.
But Americans hate to leave America. You do have a choice though, and it's cheap to boot. Check it out. Here's a quote from the article, then I'll give you the link: "are there any places that would be smart to position themselves (Californians) as a "climate refuge?"
His answer: Yes.
In particular, the Great Lakes region and the American Rust Belt.
And in hyper-particular: Duluth, Minnesota.
This info can be found in:
Best of luck to you.
... Fred Ermlich, ex-Californian