Tuesday, February 27, 2007

the weirdness of water

It has recently come to my attention that some people think that blogging about water is “weird”. And admittedly, it is, perhaps, a bit eccentric. I started this blog on a whim, and for some reason chose the theme of water. After more serious consideration, I am convinced that the theme of water is particularly important at this time in history.

When I was a kid, water seemed to flow as freely as air. And for some reason I always enjoyed it better from a backyard hose or the bathroom tap. Nowadays, I’d be hard pressed to drink it from any tap for fear of contracting radiation poisoning or some other incurable disease. As we are well aware in the Southwest, the water is toxic in these parts—too many Government tests of weapons that’ll kill you ten different ways, and leave you burnt to a crisp.

But who needs to worry about groundwater. We have Coca-cola, and their purer than pure water. Water has become a trade good, like a bead. What was given to us by the creator to share and sustain life is now owned by private corporations. For some reason that don’t sit right with me—call me “weird”.

But the fact does not change: we are all water. Animals are water too. We need water. We need clean water. We need to share water. And if you think the oil wars are bad, just wait until we start running out of water. For a car I can do with out, but don’t fuck with my water.

Saturday, February 24, 2007


Saturday, February 10, 2007

water, water, everywhere

So having scanned blogs for a bit now, with the generous help of a neighbor, I have decided to post again.

The water intake has been not so great, but I have started drinking bottled carbonated water that makes me burp. Perhaps because I like it so, my water intake is better than before. But it fluctuates.