reply to post by SusanFrey
I have failed a bazillion times. Most of my experiments and endeavours have been doomed from the start. But I've learned to learn from mistakes. When
you learn why you erred, you can make a correction. It's wonderful to know I succeeded in teaching people about the truth. I did my job.
Susan, that helped a lot.
There's a few small quakes popping off. I think we'll be due for a cluster soon.
I hate myself for saying this, the kids shouldn't take cover under a desk. If the schools were built to higher standards, I've never dare to
question the duck and cover approach. I just can't forget the schools in China.
There is a simple reason why I understand volcanoes and earthquakes. I am a gardener. And I'm not really that big on the veggies and the flowers. I
can grow them. I was a farmer and a cowboy for a few years. My plants are usually lush and I get ample produce. But it's not the end result. I don't
care what the plant is, I just want to watch it grow and change. And my favorite part isn't the plants, it's the soil. I'm not joking. I love
gross, rotting plant material. I love making compost.
I understand geology because I know my dirt, and my water. Don't forget the gas/air. Today I was digging and it was clear to me that you need to make
your soil alive. If you understand the science of it, you can make it into a complete organism. I loved knowing my worms would be feasting on the
molds and other nutrients that would be growing on the dead brown plant material I was working into the ground.
When I turned the soil it doubles in volume. Because I filled her up with air. Today when I looked at it I could imagine the soil in the Mississppi
region is filled up too. I am mentally ill. And am not ashamed to have schizoaffective disorder. I'm up front about it because I want people to think
about the stigma. I'm not happy I have an affliction. Hell, even the doctors don't know what I got. They've thrown a bazillion diagnoses my way. I
know what's the cause. It's all very scientfic. In fact, there's been many times it's been a nightmare, and it is what has lead to my bazillion
failures. But there is one benefit. I don't look at the world in the same way as everyone else. My thinking is clearly my own. Because I am unique.
This also means that I am obsessive.
I am obsessive digger. My grandfather also was a digger. He used to make canals and ponds because he sold bait fish. He also employed the whole family
to pick dew-worms. I am obsessed with digging and dirt. To understand our world, you need to start in the muck and mud. Then work your way up. The
entire Mississippi region is changing shape. Not just from erosion or sediment deposits. The whole thing is morphing. Swelling and pulsing. This will
invevidably change loads. Meaning this will change everything and this will put stress on faultlines. It has to. I can't see how it wouldn't.
I mean, you've all witnessed or read about the weather this spring. It nearly killed my good friend Susan. All that water is on the move and we
can't forget that the system was already filling up with the spring thaw meltwaters. Every weather man is stunned by the scale of the disasters. I
still can't get that tornado image from Alabama out of my head. It's terribly sad. But it's not the whole equation. Not to be insenstive. The
flooding will cause lots of problems. It's just they sometimes are slow motion disasters and that doesn't have the same immediate reaction. There is
obviously concern over the flooding and a contravesy over blowing up the levee. I haven't wanted to guauge the situation too closely. I get obsessed.
But I am curious about the GPS ground monitors to see if there's been much change. And is the flooding stage still building, or has it levelled off.
Shut up robin already.