“EARTH… SHOOTING OFF?”

_done_0415npoledebris_900I was out walking this morning and saw a snake in the grass… OOPS that reference to politicians just slipped out…

As I was saying: I was out walking this morning—there really was a snake—and the thought crossed my mind how earth’s gravity keeps me from shooting off: who knows where to? This thought led to the question: “What does the name EARTH mean?” You know the one that keeps us all grounded.

EARTH has different names; however a common thread in all languages was derived from the same meaning in their origins: ground or soil.

Genesis 1:1 as a statement that the cosmos had an absolute beginning (In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth…)

Earth is the only planet in the Solar System with plate tectonics and consists of land, air, water and life.

Maybe walking isn’t good for my health after all? Oh Earth still grounds me—but to what?

We the People are living through a large-scale shooting off and none of us know where to.

“THE SEEDS OF LIFE…”

typewriter_legswtypewriter_sample_img_2So, you may ask why I, who blog mostly surrounded by the soul of humankind, attended a lecture entitled “GLOBAL FOOD CRISIS-WAS MALTHUS RIGHT?” Well, it turned out it wasn’t a lecture at all. It was just pure edification! (Presenter gave permission to use his title.)  So, let’s start with his title, one word at a time….

GLOBAL: you and me baby and everyone else too. FOOD: the physical sustenance of humankind. CRISIS: disaster, emergency, catastrophe… MALTHUS: The Reverend Thomas Robert Malthus (1766-1834) formulated his theory of Natural Selection; a writer of great significance and controversy and read notably by Charles Darwin.

So, I’ve never been much for statistics, but these seem important: 220,000 people are born each day on earth; the Dust Bowl (1931-1939) happened at a time of economic depression coupled with drought, unusually high temperatures, poor agricultural practices and resulted in wind erosion; 1,000 tons of water is needed to produce one ton of grain; in the Middle East water is  scarce, and over the last century its consumption has increased faster than the population; 70% of the world’s fresh water is used to irrigate crops.

So, you may ask why it matters about The Seeds of Life, genetically modified or not and theories like Natural Selection… Well, until we die, it is the seed planted in the soil and fresh-watered that is the grain of our Physical Sustenance. Our Soul Sustenance… Well, that’s the water of time without end.