Thursday, January 31, 2013


DO YOU EVER WONDER ABOUT WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF? If what?  Well, your choice.  Do you ever wonder what would happen if some current action continues?  Something you have absolutely no control over. Like, well, that's what this post is about.  So, a little back ground. Very little, in fact.
My wife and I recently took a little road trip. The primary purpose of the trip, at least the beginning of the trip, was to make a visit to an out of town Dr.  This Dr. lives in a large southeast Arizona city.  3 1/2 hours to drive from our house to his office. From a quiet little villager of 300 homes to this city involves the transition from just a little vehicle traffic to a lot of traffic.  After the Dr. was finished with us, and a little shopping, we continued on to Arizona's largest city complex.  My description, not necessarily that of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce.  Visiting family and doing some shopping there also had us spending a night in one of the cities of the metropolitan area.  And included a lot of traffic.  More traffic in an hour that our little area will generate in a month or so, I would venture a guess.  And it continued 24/7. We could not live there. We would be as insane as a hatter in about 30 days. Literal blubbering idiots. And the noise.  And the people.  We are the type that gets along with out all the people and especially with out the noise. Peace and quiet works just fine, thank you very much.  An occasional distant barking dog, people mowing lawns on a Saturday morning, the clank of a garbage truck, the sounds of someone replacing a roof on their house.  These are not sounds that bother.  But when you get up with the dawn, and can hear nothing except the silence, or the singing of the birds, that is the things that bring peace to the soul.  So, what does all this have to do with the original question ask at the start of this blog. Well, it generated a conversation between my wife and myself as we were driving back home.  Where are all these people going? And why in such a hurry. Do they ever stop to look around them?   And then we commented, multiply the traffic in these two metro areas, by the number of other large metropolitan areas in the United States, and then the world. Then add in the smaller area's, even the very rural area's. Then  consider all the vehicles that are traveling to and fro on the highways and byways, under the earth, on the earth and above the earth.  Now, consider all the petroleum that is being removed from inside the earth to create fuel for all these vehicles.  And then consider the giant hole that is being left as this fuel is sucked to the surface and transmuted into smog.  And then comes the question ask at the start.  Do you ever wonder?  Will the earth just eventually collapse into itself and leave us all asking;  What the heck just happened?  And THAT'S THE VIEW FROM THE DITCH BANK.


  1. Maybe that's what sink holes REALLY are...

  2. I often wonder where people are going and why they have to all be on their phones. Really, 10 years ago who were you talking to when you were rushing around?

    My favorite part of the day is when I get up and no one else is up and in the summer I go sit on the swing and watch the sun come up.


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