First, the Gaian stuff: if you haven't seen it, there's a thread for feedback from the Aquarium Community here. From my quick skim of it, it doesn't look like it's degenerated into snot and name calling. So now would seem like a very good time to state your views - without adding snot or name calling.
I have not yet read the thread in depth nor posted because even though I am one of the biggest mouths in a deeply concerned and involved member of the Aquarium Community, I have literally had no time to read and think about these issues.
The last 10 days or so have been insane with real life legal and practical issues pertaining to the sale of my father's house (which I have been heading because he can no longer manage his own affairs). If you've ever sold real estate, you know what a headache it can be. Triple that when your name is not on the deed, even if you have all the legal paperwork stating in 25 pages that yes, you do indeed have the consent and authority to do sell it. (Dad knows what's going on. He just can't do it. More details privately if you really want to know.)
If you haven't sold real estate, I suggest avoiding it as long as possible. Or at least until you have a copious supply of ibuprofen, alcohol, and pillows to punch.
Any free time I've had - and that's stretching the definition of "free" by quite a bit - has been spent sleeping or drinking coffee or eating triple chocolate cupcakes. I have my priorities.
Once I return home, which should be in the next two days or so, I will be spending even more time sleeping and drinking coffee (but not the cupcakes - they're good, but I've had enough for now and they thankfully don't sell them where I live) and catching up with my own financial and legal affairs.
I fully intend to read over the aquarium thread and then write a carefully reasoned but probaly very long winded essay that no one will read add my two cents' worth, but only when I have time to really think about it. And I'm not sure when that's going to be.
Meanwhile, I play BG when I can, say hi when I can, and really don't know how people on the east coast deal with that kind of humidity any more.
Update, 5/28/13: I've posted my initial essay here.
· Sun May 26, 2013 @ 06:17pm · 0 Comments