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Monday, November 8, 2010

Stormy Weather

Yup, it's raining. There really isn't much more about rain that I can say at this point that I haven't in the past few posts. It's not violent, cute, or interesting tonight. It's cold and it's raining. Period. Although, this IS the time of year when almost everyone I know starts to say "At least it's not snow"! Later, when it the middle of winter I'll be hearing something like; "You know, every foot of snow equals an inch of rain". I take exception with that statement of course. I mean it depends on the snow doesn't it? Would small, dry, light flakes create the same amount of water as big bloppy (An official meteorological term by the way. Ha ha.) wet flakes? Maybe it's time to drag out the old graduated cup and let a few snow falls melt to find out.

Oops. Looks like I managed to talk about the rain anyway.

It's Saturday night now. I had no chance to write last night. At least it's not raining.

There are a few things that keep crossing my mind as things to write about. I don't know how they are connected. They must be though; everything is eventually.

I remember watching the national news when I was a kid and hearing how the gap between the rich and the poor was widening. The haves had more and the have nots, well, had not. It was reported as though it was a new story. A new fact that we should all be alarmed over. I remember thinking this story was of no real consequence. Hasn't this been going on since we were all hunter/gatherers? Once one person has more than another the power and advantage only seem to grow. I'm sure the adage about the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer was around long before I first heard it. I think I see now why that story was important then. It's even more important now. With the world's population is approaching 7 billion people there are only so many resources to go around. What happens when gas prices reach, oh I don't know, $10, $15, $20 a gallon? Impossible you say? Keep devaluing the dollar and push us toward one world currency and see what happens. Food will be scarce. What food there is will be whackin' expensive. What happens when potable water becomes scarce? One thing I can tell you for sure is at that point it'll get worse before it gets better. Many people will tell you to start buying gold. It will only go up in value. I tend to side with the people who say start storing food. Learn to tend a garden. Start a community garden. That will save the average person's life more than a lump of gold will.

I hate to be all doom and gloom. Really. It just seems things are going to get worse for the average person before they get better. My only hope is that people remember that together we can weather any storm better than standing alone. That taking care of each other becomes more important than greed.

Enough said I guess.

See you next week. Peace.

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