Thursday, January 27, 2011

Weird Times in Early 2010 2011

The weather is completely topsy-turvy; the Eastern part of the US is being pounded by snow while here in the Pacific Northwest, it appears to be an early Spring.  (Every now and then the weather pattern gets like this; it's why I moved out to the Northwest, in fact; when I first came out here it was 3 degrees Fahrenheit in NY with 2 feet of snow on the ground and in Oregon I was working outside in my shirtsleeves on a field test. I said to myself, "I could live here.")

But other things are topsy-turvy, too: Egypt is in the middle of revolution, and despite the near-blackout of news of this in the US broadcast media (including, evidently, the tepid and reactive responses of the US State Department and the huge role social media is playing in this)  the revolution, at least today, continues.  Being that it's a mostly Muslim country though, Friday is Anything Can Happen Day.

Maybe it's the time of year or maybe it's the time of humanity; or maybe it's just what I'm noticing at this point in my life.   There are still transient effects of jet lag going on here that are allowing me to wake up at very early times (even for me).   There are "interesting times" in my professional life - and not in a bad way.  At least I'm starting to slightly get the hang  aspects of certain family practice.

Which is all, I suppose, to say, it's all here.  It's one more day on the road to our inevitable fate; it's one more smidgen of motion and energy in the universe that will bring us all to certain annihilation.  Let's appreciate it while it's here.


Jordan said...

Psst.... it is 2011.

Mumon said...

Deja vu all over again!