February 6th, 2009

Monk Nature

Long, but very true

Myth: we have to save the earth. Frankly, the earth doesn't need to be saved. Nature doesn't give a hoot if human beings are here or not. The planet has survived cataclysmic and catastrophic changes for millions upon millions of years. Over that time, it is widely believed, 99 percent of all species have come and gone while the planet has remained. Saving the environment is really about saving our environment - making it safe for ourselves, our children, and the world as we know it. If more people saw the issue as one of saving themselves, we would probably see increased motivation and commitment to actually do so.
-Robert M. Lilienfeld, management consultant and author (b. 1953) and William L. Rathje, archaeologist and author (b. 1945)

It's a sign?

Wednesday morning before work I stopped at walmart to drop off a new prescription. It was early and there was barely anyone there, so I got a spot that was in the row next to the door, 5 spaces in. Nice and close.

Wednesday evening, about 8:30, I stopped in to pick up my prescription. It was snowing like mad and I just wanted to get in and out as quick as possible. I drive to the row I parked in that morning because it is the row with spaces that are non-handicapped and is closest to the door. Someone is pulling out of a space. And I wait for it. As I am sitting there, I realize that it is the 5th space in. It is the exact same space I parked in that same day.

Totally crazy. I think it was some sort of sign, but I don't know what.

Voice Post

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“This is part of Melissa's accent experience, experiment. I can't talk. Which is not gonna be helpful for this. Anyway, here is my sentence. I calmly gathered almonds while Faulkner danced a polka. As a bonus hearing every word that Melissa asked if we pronounce an L in it or not. Here we go calm, palm, almond, could, Faulkner, chalk, stalk, folk, qualm, half, yolk, embalm, polka, caulk. The end.”

Transcribed by: tenthz