I don't know what is going on with global weather, but Linda, you can send
that below zero weather up here this winter. In Alaska we have had rather
snowless, warm winters and as a skier I am sick of it. Rain in the winter is
an insult to me and I'm hoping for snow, snow, snow.
I also have to agree with the earlier statement that you can never rank
intelligence with amount of schooling.
All my positive energy to the gulf coast towards good solutions.... Catie
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[mailto:SCIART-L@LISTSERV.UNL.EDU]On Behalf Of Linda Crane AzureWing
Sent: Thursday, September 01, 2005 7:24 AM
Subject: Re: [SCIART] TAN: Katrina and Other Musings
Katrina has passed after record rainfalls here, a little wind, but no
For sci fi fans, I recommend a novel called "Nature's End". Set a couple of
decades from now, it lays out all too reasonable a scenario. Also, I like
to remember that by mankind's own definition of it, we qualify as vermin to
Gaia. Sobering thought, no?
It's been predicted we'll have a "Polar" winter this year and right now
heating oil is poised at about $2.65 spot, rapidly approaching 3X what it
was two winters ago. The geese have been flying south for 2-3 weeks already,
my bats left a full month earlier than normal and the trees began changing
color 10 days ago (at least 3 weeks early). It's a little scary since
merely cold winters here get down to -40. I am sooooo glad to have a
house-sized wood stove and 20 acres of woods. I'm a big fan of chain saws.
A lot of people up here are going to have to choose between being hungry and
being cold this winter.
Like a lot of what I've read on this list, my prayers are not religious, but
rather spiritual and more attuned to the natural universe.
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