But the sea is something more. Something most of us can never understand. “For Montauk as a community, the ocean remains a blessing and a curse. It is the lifeblood of the town, the essence of its economic livelihood, the reason the tourists keep coming back. But it is also a constant threat.” If you live from the sea you know that it represents both sides of the coin. Life and Death. Most of the stories are too difficult to bear. Some have a happy ending. This is one such story, of a fisherman that went overboard and of his fishing community that held it’s breath. It’s an old story, I read it 5 years ago, but it still resonates with me. A speck in the sea
On the other side of the world, Australia to be precise, something happened that is the type of thing that gives me hope. Hope for the human race. The city of Melbourne decided on an action that seems very strange. They gave 70 thousand trees email addresses. This was part of a council decision in order to be able to identify problems with the trees and take corrective actions. Try to save them. People could email the city and quickly identify a tree with an issue. Then something magical and totally unexpected happened…
Technology is basically disconnecting us from nature, so this is a surprisingly powerful story. Well, this is a surprising story period. The stories we are used to are basically monster stories about using technology to change nature. Case in point. Using Crispr, a gene editing tool to produce tomatoes. Its actually closer to computer programming than farming
and it could be the future of food.
That’s it for this week. If you enjoy reading my letters remember to share them and help me grow. Have a wonderful weekend. Oh one last link for you. A little hint into the mysterious. Everybody knows of the nazca lines, the crop circles and more structures of mysterious origin. But I was not aware of the kite structures of Saudi Arabia, built by the old men