Unless you were living in a cave these past two weeks, and that might have been the safest place to be, parts of the globe were ripped a new one by two Category 5 hurricanes.
At first I wanted to post "Earthly Ills" around the time that Irma came through but decided against it. For starters, I was away from home in Michigan for both business and leisure so it was hard to do anyway without my home computer. Secondly, I felt especially sensitive to the victims who were already devastated by Harvey after it hit parts of Texas. It just didn't seem appropriate to post at the time, especially when people were and are still out there fighting for their lives.
Climate change is happening people and we are starting to pay a terrible price. What else has to happen on this earth in order for us to really do something about it? What proactive measures do we need to take besides screwing in a bunch of LED light bulbs?
My prayers go out to those who have been devastated by Harvey and Irma.
We're quickly approaching one of the most rare and anticipated events of the year, the solar eclipse. If you're going to be doing any celestial gazing on August 21, please be sure that you have your eye protection, else just watch it on the news! Here's hoping for a clear day.
Ani Todd Smith, Visual Artist and Do-er of Stuff