Awkward moments

Awkward moments

1. Daylight savings time. I had to change 25 clocks, how many did you change? What a nuisance, and why? If you want an extra hour of daylight after work, go to work an hour earlier, don’t mess with the clock. The irony is that as a high school debater in 1954 I proposed the idea of daylight savings time and won the debate. I wish I had lost and that it had never happened. I was only a 17-year-old kid. Now I know better but have to live with it.

2. Why don’t we have 13 months of 28 days a year instead of 12 months of various days? The Earth has 13 moons a year and women (half of the Earth’s inhabitants) generally experience 13 menstrual cycles a year. Is this based on superstition and religion or some kind of male dominance? Yet we live it.

3. Speaking of years, do you really think they were counting down the years 3000 years ago to reach zero (BC) and then start counting up (AD)? More religious nonsense, and yet we live with it.

4. Here is a stroke of mental genius ~ a natural plant of the Earth has been declared illegal ~ cannabis sativa (marijuana). Yet we live with it, or without it.

5. It saddens me to include this one. Of all civilizations you would think that Japan experienced enough radiation in 1945, from humanity’s biggest terrorist attack, that they would never expose themselves to that possibility again. Yet they gave in to the nuclear industry to put up seven nuclear power plants on their earthquake prone country. Nuclear is the most costly and the biggest polluter of all energy sources ever devised, yet they and all of us live with it, or maybe die from it.

I am saddened by these extremely awkward moments in our civilization, yet we live with it.

Whatever happened to brute mentality?

One of the wharf rats down in Sooke Harbour,

Capt. Ralph Hull

Sooke

 

 

 

 

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