Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Stinko Pig Bartender



Where would desperate servitude be without greasy middle management to facilitate it?

The world's two oldest professions.

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Friday, November 6, 2015

Adaptation



That which is alive evades and adapts to remain so.  Survival is a dynamic drama of hustle and variation. 

When the Nazis came to Amsterdam, Anne Frank hid quietly in the dark for two years. For generations, the destitute Zabbaleen along the outskirts of Cairo have resorted to sorting trash and burrowing into literal garbage towns like inhabitants of a rotting ant farm.  

Nature is equally resourceful. When a creature becomes vulnerable, it develops camouflage, agility, and/or weaponry. Leaf-tailed geckos resemble the tree bark where they bask, fresh meals in broad daylight except for their disguise. With large hind feet and scaly toe fringes, basilisks run on water to escape predators (thus the nickname, "Jesus Lizard").  If that's not ingenuity, horned toads shoot eye blood at their attackers. Even rocks reposition and erode to fit into the evolving puzzle of the landscape.

In the theater of being, every cell is a saga, each entity an actor toward another fantastical plot twist.

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