The great thing about blogging is you get to share your musings with the world. Today I’m musing about an absurdity that has me amazed. Let me explain.
Today is Sunday, and the larder is nearly empty. Why? Well, Thursday was grocery shopping day, but there were ferry-boat issues. Getting off island was nearly impossible. Result? The small local grocery store had been picked clean. Sigh.
Now, we live on an island off the coast of a larger island off the northeast coast of North America. My small island was once renowned for its food production and should be self-sufficient, but we’re a long way from it.
Why? Check this. If I sit quietly, I can hear the roar of my neighbors ride-on lawn mower. Wait, that’s too much noise, the neighbor on the other side is on her ride-on lawn mower too and so is the guy beside her. Of the four houses visible from here, including mine, there is not a single vegetable growing.
People in North America spend thousands each year to groom lawns that they cannot eat and will not allow livestock to graze on. No, instead we pay fortunes to large agri-business to ship food to us that has been so genetically altered that our bodies can barely digest it. You wonder why cancer and heart disease is rampant in our society; just look at the food supply for your answer.
For me the answer is easy. I’ll manage to fill the larder tomorrow. I’ll buy whatever I can from small local producers and live with the rest, but, if I’m at all able, next year will see a big garden where the bulk of our current lawn now sits. We, the people, have to take back the food supply and get it into the hands of small family farms again. This is swiftly becoming a matter of survival.
Final insult to injury, now I have to go mow the gorram lawn before the neighbors have me arrested.
In the ROW80 department things are slowing down as I try to jump from one project to another. There are fixes and re-writes on Exodus From Nova as well as leaping back to Earth for a bit of romance. We’re hoping to get the next romance out in October.
You know, I love sci-fi and romance, maybe I should be writing sci-fi romances. What do you think?
Well, that’s it for me this time. I hope you all are leading blessed lives. Let me know how you’re doing; I do love to hear from you.