I was walking to school/work today and out of nowhere a small tree branch falls in the middle of the walkway.  I notice a young squirrel standing there, ready for it, and it quickly starts eating a berry off of it.  How did the squirrel know that the branch would fall right then, right there?!  That was amazing!  Or was it?  I thought, "there is no way that another squirrel was working together with it," but sure enough, I look up into the tree and see his buddy on the branch above me looking down to his pal that was waiting for him to come down and enjoy their meal together. 


Even in the animal kingdom they can work together for a common good.  

I haven't blogged in months.  Super busy with work, life, etc.  

My wife has had serious health issues going on 5 months now.  Medical bills through the roof.  High stress.  Chronic pain.  She doesn't like to make it public, but i figure as long as we keep it between just you and I it won't get out too much.

Besides, how many people really read this?

I have no idea!  My email box gets filled with notifications that new people register through the site every day.  Dozens, maybe even a hundred a day sometimes.  I figure they are just spambots, but I look at them and some seem like they might be real people. Its hopeful, but I don't want to get my hopes up too much.

— Lately I've been kind of angry.  Admittedly, that's not very flowing necessarily, but just trying to keep it real here.  I look in the sky and see these planes flying, way up there, leaving these huge streaks across an otherwise blue sky.

Maybe you've heard of the #chemtrails conspiracies.  Maybe its just the fight against global warming. Maybe its just a bunch of conspiracy theorists with too much time on their hands.  I don't know what it is exactly, and I think that's what pisses me off about the whole thing.

Anyway, sorry to be a downer.  I still hold hope for the human race, despite #droughts, #earthquakes, #chemtrails.  I know that while there are some messed up things going on, people for the most part are still good.  Not if you watch the news of course, then you just see all the crappy things people do, and if you watch enough you would definitely get a warped sense of things.  But, overall, I see just enough good things to remind me that there are some darn good people out there and we are a race worth fighting for. 

Our planet is definitely undergoing some kind of changes.  We are stressing it out, maxing out our natural resources, our credit, our relationships internationally, domestically, every which way it seems, and I don't pretend to have an answer for that.  But I do feel that together we can figure it out.  

I guess I pulled up the 'ol laptop tonight because even though I am still in the process of figuring out my taxes (and should probably be working on that right now) I am also still human and desperately feel like I want to connect to my fellow humans.  Maybe this is is just a shot in the dark, something that will never see the light of day, or maybe because of the amazing power of the internet it will find its way to that one person out there that reads it and thinks it is something of value.  Either way, I actually feel better just getting it "out there" instead of bouncing around in my head all night.

And another thing, god. God. GOD. Hmmm.  Should I go there? Sure.  So I … naaaahh, another time.  

Ok, let's wrap it up with some witty tie-back to the squirrel…so the squirrel is looking up at the tree and exclaims, "the sky is falling!"  I see that he is indeed right.  Note to self: blog about this.