Ecology

Earth’s climate machine is unimaginably intricate, filled with interlocking gears and shock absorbers but lacking in clarity. Today’s greenhouse gases will remain in the atmosphere for centuries, even if all further admissions cut off immediately. The planet is in peril, and it will take drastic action to save it. The greenhouse gas and pollution rise are at a dangerous level. Admissions are rising by at least one and a half percent every year. To avoid climate disaster admissions, they have to fall by 7% every year for the next decade; they are not falling. They are rising. Everyone, executives, customers, employees, and investors have to be more accountable for their impact on the environment.

Always wear a mask, or you kill the ones you love. Satoru

Change

The virus is devastating and a challenge to our health and sanity. It will be around for a long time. Do not let it get you down or ruin your relationships or life. Accept these facts and adapt and evolve. Just as a snake sheds its skin, we must shed our past over and over again. In life, we cannot avoid change, and we cannot prevent loss. Freedom and happiness are found in the flexibility and ease with which we move through change. 

“It is not the strongest species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” 

Charles Darwin 

Culling

Do not be angry at the individuals who do not have enough respect for anyone and refuse to wear a mask. This Coronavirus is also a Social Darwinian virus. Nature has a way to wean out the dummies, who are too stupid to understand the meaning of deadly virus and contagious pandemic, to continue to evolve.

This will make you laugh or cry.

Jacksonville neighbor. 

Satoru

Portent

The elegant twin searchlight beacons

pointed toward Arcturus

the brightest star in the northern celestial hemisphere.

This one isolated star in the sky,

more luminous than our sun,

despite the glare of the cities lights.

The beams pointed directly, over my head, to the big red giant.

A metaphor that I could not interpret.

Images of my smoothed skin lovely,

crushed under millions of tons of the exploded tower,

imploding into the sky on its downward slaughter.

The years have passed. Time passes, it passes.

More crescent moons preside now than before the sadistic butchery.

Satoru

Life is a cafeteria

My grandfather believed that the way to teach a child is through stories. He had a favorite story and he would tell me it once a year. The story was about when he came to New York City from Europe. He went into a cafeteria and he sat down at an empty table and waited for someone to take his order. No one came. Eventually, a man sat down opposite him with a tray of food and told him how things worked. The man said, “Just start at the end and pick out whatever you want. At the other end, the cashers will tell you how much you have to pay.” Grampa would say, “Life is a cafeteria in America.” That’s how everything works in the U.S. You can get anything you want as long as you’re willing to pay for it. You can even buy success. But you’ll never get anything if you wait for someone to bring it to you. You have to get up and get it yourself.”

Satoru