Topic: Books and Magazines
As you can see from the 'Entries by Topic' header on the sidebar, this is far from being a THEMATIC blog.
It doesnt settle and nestle on right or left wing politics, flounder in a constantly changing world of travel industry news, or fester from a easily located issues-laden geocache focusing strictly on human rights issues or surviving on a diet of controversy or provide a running commentary on iniquity..:)
It seeks to be a practical anomaly in the blogosphere, an outpost in the magazine aisles, a Saturday Evening Post blather where you are potentially in for anything from a laugh inducing photo gag cartoon as you are a heralding of a scientific achievement or plugging of the latest gadget or new musical artist or positioning from the shoulders of giants on the business world.
So thus let me say this. Some people , some families, some societies, some tribes, some clans are prone and drawn to deserts. Whether they are ice or sand. Some are prone to oceans and their expanse; welcoming or not! Some are drawn to mountains whether the shade of their towering height to eclipse the sun or the view from on high to drink the view below and taste the rareified air on top.
And yet what of the worlds first real roads, the paths carved by retreating glaciers, makeshift suppliers of our power and bypass holders of our crucial life supporting water, the first real iders of the worlds greatest explorers who fought dense foilage and crowded forests to reach the Pacific, the path to Asia-,...who first arrived via river.
Tell me true, how hard would you fight, how idle would you be in the security of your own lands, would you rise to fight the nation a few hundred kilometres down or upriver who polluted your water supply...or demand the UN and its auspices be taken down brick by solid brick?
So here the topic is travel, but its also about greening the economy and inevitably: politics. But its also about rivers, if you could only find the common thread and reduce the polarity of your already filtered thinking.
Stand. Rise. Fall.
Cheers and prost. To which ever station in life you have, whatever position you take, of from where ever your view is. Our interconnectivity has never been as realized as much if not for the boldness of our explorers. As a contant factor as it may be online, it is rarely acknowledged. Let is it never be said you were un-welcomed. But never forgotten the discovery of North America came about not from a search about for a rumour for but by accident as a resting point. A huge earth shattering great discovery. A new land.