The processed food fad is more than a fad. Yet, I wonder if we will end up not having fast food as we see it now but artificial food such as that created for astronauts. Food which contains the ‘right’ ingredients, processed and preserved to last for years, decades even. All the body needs without the actual need to chew.… Read the rest
People are beginning to prefer no human contact, it seems to me. Not just the mobile phone thing, but the germophobe stuff and choosing to send a text rather than risk catching someone actually live on their mobile phone.
The germophobe thing is odd enough. When did we become so prissy about germs? I think it is based on the lack of actually touching anything.… Read the rest
Note: I do know there is a virus. But, there are a LOT of viruses we could be having a pandemic for. Bigger things could have been pandemics around the world: AIDs, polio, the flesh eating bacteria, SARs, swine flu, bird flu, and so many, many others – but they were downplayed. The public was told not to worry and just go on about their business.
I started typing in this post and then the Internet decided to die. Usually, the post would manage to be saved as a draft, this one didn’t make it. So, although it only matters to me, this post is being written a second time around. Kind of right when thinking of Cassandra Peterson, better known as her character, Elvira.… Read the rest
It’s interesting that power, whether electricity, solar, or some other source, has eclipsed food and water in importance. Having food and water depends on having power to grow the food, clean the water and so on.
In our history, long before we harnessed power, food and water were the most important things to have, I’d add shelter in there as one of the basic necessities.
Think of insects as more than creepy crawlers. They each have their function for the cycle of life on the planet. Insects matter. From honeybees to the common fly, they all have a part. This post focuses on insects as bird food. But, that seems less important, unless you are a devoted birdwatcher. Insects are important in pollinating plants, spreading seeds and being plant food too.… Read the rest
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Pre-History to 1599
In the beginning, North America and Canada did not exist… at least in the minds of Europeans. They knew of Cathay and of the rich trade possibilities there, but the ocean to the west was a barrier which seemed too vast to cross. When overland trade routes became blocked and the voyage around Africa was found to be long and dangerous, the European nations began to look westward for a shorter journey.