About Jim

A wandering fool that wonders what the hell is going on in the world.

What of Tomorrow?

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Today was a bright, sunny day. A breeze kept the temperature down, but at 4800 feet elevation the temperature is pretty much down even when it’s up.

I got to spend the afternoon at the dentist. We had such a lovely visit. I always find it so titillating when strangers are sticking their fingers, holding strange metal instruments, in my mouth. (Oooohhhhh, just thinking about it gives me goose bumps) They try to drown me with a stream of water and then attempt to suck my tongue out of my head with that powerful vacuum they wave around like a magic wand. The best part of any visit is when they are wrist deep into my mouth and ask a question. Do they really expect an answer?

Enough of today. What about tomorrow? What does the future hold? Continue reading

Let’s Kill A Few

Everyday we read about people who have died tragically. It seems to be a way of life for anyone who labels themselves “human.” Humans are responsible for all kinds of violence inflicted upon other humans (non-humans as well, but that’s a topic for another time).

Violence resulting in death. Everyday! It runs the gauntlet of human depravity. All the way from genocide in Africa to home invasion in Ohio. From cartel killings in Mexico to honor killings in India. Too many ways to count.

And now we see even another way. It’s not wanton killing as such, but death results, nonetheless. Are humans responsible? Oh, yeah. No doubt about it. We may not have knowingly and willing begun the process, but we sure as hell are perpetuating it.

What am I talking about? I know that thought is jumping around in your overtaxed brain. And once you find out what’s on my mind, you’re not going to care anyway. That’s life, and I accept it. But, can you live with it? Continue reading