Friday, November 20, 2009

The Shopping Cart as an anology for today

Why is it that so many people leave their shopping carts just any ole place in the parking lot;
It is someone else's job/responsibility, too lazy even though many pay good money for gym membership, I am in too big a rush to be considerate, they just don't care, they need a cart to carry one or two bags - cart dependency

Would it be so hard to grab the cart that is in the next parking space and bring it in to the store, you will most likely need one any way.

People can walk it a few steps to leave it on the curb or out of their way but can't seem to make it a few more steps into the store or even just to the cart corral.

BE POLITE, RETURN YOUR CART! and why not bring one back for those that are too inconsiderate.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

First Thing

On my soap box;

The FDA wants to require the oyster industry to treat all oysters harvested in the Gulf of Mexico for Vibrio vulnificus a bacteria that kills 15 people out of the millions who eat raw oysters each year. Endanger a 500 million dollar industry, 3500 oystermen, 100’s of companies… for 15 people out of millions.

When will we come to terms with the fact that no one lives forever. Life is the journey and death is everyone’s destination. If we could stop all illness, all disease, and all death, what would we do with all the people? There is only so much room on Mother Earth for organic life. Where would the beauty of nature (other than humans) be safe? Where would we produce enough to feed, house, clothes and have elbowroom for all those people?

We could not! There is not enough room.

People have to die, from old age, disease, accidents, broken or failed bodies. Humans find a cure, fix a problem and still nature finds a new illness, accidents still happen.

Let us learn and teach our children that death is the natural course we all take and not to fear it. Teach them to find their passion and pursue it. Teach them that each and every moment is important. Teach them to live life with intention. Teach them that life is precious but not permanent.