November 27, 2014
It's Thanksgiving week. As people travel, plans are made, reunions are had, many battle the climate, holiday bargains are everywhere, and more. Black Friday is becoming a myth as bargain shopping begins earlier and earlier each year. There's just been too much pressure and craziness for shoppers in the past to not make changes. There's celebrations, entertainment, football, and hopefully something for each of my reader to be thankful for.
Each weekend as I archive blogs from the previous week - and delete the news from Ezine - it's as if they were part of something in another space-time that disappear from mind as we move to the next set of experiences. We seem to be processing faster and faster. 2014 is almost over. Most people ask, "Where has the year gone?" Personal and world situations go on and on ... sometimes haphazardly ... until it all stops.
How to pass the time if unemployed .... if you live in and around the city ... try visiting some of the local talk shows. One of my clients has a friend who will be part of a segment on the Meredith Vieira Show this week.
Did anybody watch The Newsroom last night? Guess what they talked about ... the world ending .. as see-through the eyes of scientists. The characters could never agree or disagree as we the audience are left to reflect on the truth. Most people I know realize where this is going, but the question is how soon? Watch the episode if you can.
Review of that segment ....First, I'm fairly certain Aaron Sorkin and executive producer Paul Lieberstein (who played Deputy Assistant Admin. Richard Westbrook) wouldn't air something like that if it wasn't mostly true. They've never consciously lied to us before, and I don't think they'd start now. That being said, I am by no means a climate change expert, and I'm not going to pretend to be one by researching a bunch of various websites for validation as to Westbrook's claims. What I can promise you is that this scene sparked as much conversation in the real world as it did in the fictional one inhabited by Will, Mac and the rest of the ACN crew. As soon as those conversations start to happen, I will update this posting with links to relevant websites and experts. As for now, please consult the EPA's official, real website for more information about how we can save the planet - or at least prepare for post-apocalyptic society. Read more ...