Thank you to the community of C99. I have read and re-read all the wonderful comments, poems and listened to the music you sent my way. So much of what you said has become a permanent place in my heart that will give me solace as I move forward in my life learning how to continue with such a void. Divine Order and I celebrated our 48th anniversary this past December and were seldom apart so this is a new learning experience for me. Your kind words will help me as I move along this path.
...with news from the USNC emergency meeting on Venezuela, called by the USA
Tweet of the month:
Let me be clear: I oppose US intervention in Venezuela. However, it is absolutely essential that the Maduro government let in a big truck from the CIA with the words "NOT GUNS" spray painted on the side of it.
I will not be accepting questions at this time thank you
— shaadie (شادي) (@shaadieali) February 25, 2019
This essay will be made up of opinions, so there will be something to disagree with for everyone.
Let's start with the most obvious and least controversial thing - logistically everything is different this time around.
Directing the Flow with the Magic of Water
What a long, wet week its been. About a foot of rain last week. It rained every day. It's just breaking up today with a forecast of a few dry sunny days. So with water flowing everywhere, it seems a natural topic for this column. Like other lifeforms, we are mostly water. Water is life. Over two thirds of our planet is covered with water. However less than 2% is fresh water, and most of that tied up as ice. As the climate continues to become more extreme, we can expect both more droughts and more flooding. However if we manage our environment sustainably we can cope with these wild variations.
I've been arguing with the numbskull Wall Cheerleaders for the last couple of weeks, and finally realized that I haven't posted anything about the situation HERE. My impression is that many of the people across the country don't even know this has happened, so here we go.