Afraid of Everything

People are afraid of almost everything.  They’re scaredy cats, all of them.  One of the things they are most afraid of is being different, of standing out, or of breaking with the molded one-think of the microcosm of society they happen to be living in.

I am the Umbrella man.   I’ve walked with my umbrella for about ten years, every day or close to it – on the streets of Cary, North Carolina.

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What about the Nimitz UFOs?

OK, UFOs are a phenom among some people, so when the Youtube link popped up on my “suggested for you” list, I was a bit surprised.  I’m not really a UFO guy.  I pretty much accept the premises put forth by Enrico Fermi (yeah – the guy who’s name is on an atomic energy plant) – in his “great filter effect”.   The “great filter effect” is the theory that we don’t find aliens because any time that the civilization of a species reaches the point of having enough power to transit stars – that power is inevitably used to destroy themselves.  So, no species ever does the startship Enterprise thing.

So, when I read the Nimitz Encounters on Youtube, I immediately saw an obvious reason for the experience of the Navy pilots – and it was one that did not involve aliens.

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Damned Dirty Air

Our air is filthy. People don’t notice it, because they’re born in it, sleep in it, drive in it, work in it, and die in it.

It’s a shame that modern society depends on the production of pollution to support its lifestyles. Just today I was walking along a busy thoroughfare, buffeted by the fast moving air wakes of the many cars as they passed.  My nose was numb, as it always is when I take a walk along that street.  There’s no very good way to avoid the path, because it’s the main artery that connects my home to the local park.  So, I held my breath.

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Twin Sheets on a Queen sized Bed

Common Wisdom is often the eccentric habit. One of the most eccentric habits of all is the use of queen sized sheets on a queen sized bed.  It’s seemingly too silly for one who’s broken out of that olden-times tradition – but as usual, habit entrained people cannot get out of the box they’re in.  It’s the cause for so many divorces.

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