Still sick here.
My friend Mark (who is coming out to visit us for a week in October) sent me some photos of him completing an item on his "bucket list". A tandem skydive.
What struck me about the photo is just how fully domesticated the Midwest is. Fly across Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois and this is what you see; miles and miles of farms. No space for anything wild. Nothing wild left.
Give me the wild, wild West. I want to live in a space that still has some wildness left to it. It is getting harder and harder to find such spots on the planet. All the usable space is being mined by humans for our own little dramas. We have crowded out all other relations...