Oh no, not again. He’s said this so many times before.
Well maybe you’re right. Change is a constant everywhere except in our own minds where we are limpets to the past in some vain attempt to stay stable and comforted. So to reinvent the muse is a challenge.
Regular readers will know that my attempt to be glass half full on topics environmental that was promised in post #100 has obviously failed. The next 100 were more cynical than ever. Perhaps jaded edges and gray hair are inevitabilities for persons of a certain age. ‘Grumpy Old Men’ was a great show because the actors just had to be themselves and play to a ready made grumpy old audience.
This means I will need a plan if things are to change.
It begins by writing about topics other than the debacle that is our management of the environment — see how hard it is — without any special purpose. I am not sure if a scientist can do this as it means putting aside a powerful legacy. Eons of determinism and adherence to logic must step aside for themes without obvious physical purpose. It is what it is and all that.
Naturally there are plenty of topics: golf, cricket, soccer… well also spirituality, the meaning of life, yoga, politics, diets, sex, cooking, kids [and adult kids], parents… Life clearly gives us plenty to think about and most are worth writing about.
In the spirit of the new Alloporus that is about as far as the plan goes. The only real rule is that I will try to stay clear of the environment but it will be difficult and I know that the odd ‘sounds crazy’ will sneak in because they are usually too bizarre to miss.
I hope you watch this space as keenly as I must.
Here we go and comment away. Have your say.