Thursday, April 15, 2010

Eyjafjallajokull

It's at times like this when I think to myself, you know, maybe we should just be slowing down...all this travel, hyper-activity, constant motion....This volcano eruption in Iceland is a reminder of just how much we depend on a benign planetary environment to "do our lives." Well, Eyjafjallajokull is no benign force, and the Guardian says it could be days before air travel can resume in the U.K. and Europe. The eruption could go on for weeks! So thousands of people are forced to slow right down. Between the multiple severe earthquakes, volcanoes, the worst drought in the Caribbean ever, it seems the earth intends to remain the big story right now. That said, I'm flying to L.A. tomorrow where the buzz this week was a scare about predictions of a big one to hit SoCal by Friday. Turns out it was just the Quake Quack. Still, the USGS maps show lots of shaking down by the border every day after that 7.2 one down in Baja California on April 4.

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