Quibbling Over Earth Semantics

posted in: Conservation, Journal, Nature | 3

I wasn’t quite sure I was reading an intelligent person’s take on things when I read the speech by Michael Crichton, posted by Dan on North Coast Cafe. What is it with this unreasonable fear of environmentalists? Why do environmentalists evoke such reactionary diatribes? Why is it such a difficult thing for all of us to take responsibility for the only place we have to live?

A Parting in the Veil

posted in: Diabetes, Health, Journal, Musings | 6

Back in 1994 I had to visit a country hospital in a small town west of Tokyo where I used to live. I was having probelms with a pain in my abdomen. The doctor poked around with his fingers for about 5 minutes then announced, “You have cancer of the pancreas. You have about a month to live.” I was, naturally, speechless. (what exactly do you say when someone you hope knows what they’re doing, tells you that you are going to die?).

Squatting Lightly On the Earth

posted in: Art & Design, Journal | 9

With Russia’s official declaration earlier today that it would not ratify the Kyoto Treaty, because the Kyoto Treaty would limit its economic growth, a confirmation of the blindness and madness of the human world seems to have taken root and the shoots of the consequences will hereby officially make its first, introductory cough.