“The arrogance of man is thinking nature is in our control, and not the other way around.”

Last night the storm arrived with thunder, lightning and near torrential rain. The window in the den facing east was outlined by flashes of lightning. The thunder boomed overhead. It got the dogs’ attention but for only a minute. They went back to sleep. It was still pouring when I went to bed.

The rain had stopped when I woke up but then I heard it on the roof. When I looked out the front door, I saw a sheet of rain, a curtain of drops, falling straight down. I had to shut the front door. The floor inside was getting wet from the ricochet of rain on the steps. The dogs were soaked when they came back inside from the yard.

Scattered showers is the forecast for today with a high in the mid 70’s and a low in the mid 60’s. It is still rainy day dark. I thought I saw a bit of sun earlier, but I think I was deluded.

This morning I realized we are living in a loop. Today’s news is a rerun of the news from last year. Covid is raging. The vote count in Arizona from the presidential election has just been completed. Biden garnered additional votes. No comment from Governor Abbott. Texas is the new fraud and is about to be recounted.

I was so excited to vote I registered the day I turned twenty-one. My first vote was cast for Hubert Humphrey in 1968. I used a black pen to fill in the circle next to Senator Humphrey’s name. I wanted a perfect ballot so I carefully filled the circle and stayed inside the line. My candidate lost.

I found myself bored this morning. I went up and down the TV remote checking channel after channel. Nothing! I longed for the days of Saturday Creature Double Feature when I could watch two 50’s black and white movies and be entertained all afternoon on a rainy Saturday. I ended up on the syfy channel and am watching Godzilla from 2014. The city is being destroyed by a monster couple or a couple of monsters. Take your pick. My favorite scene was when the male monster (he flies) took one train car at a time off the bridge, squeezed it flat then threw it. The romantic scene between the male and female monsters was better fit for a gigantic bedroom. In this remake, Godzilla is the hero brought back to life to kill the two monsters. They’re just now getting acquainted. I’ll let you know how the movie ends!

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6 Comments on ““The arrogance of man is thinking nature is in our control, and not the other way around.””

  1. Bob Says:

    Hi Kat,

    Today is a slightly warmer version of yesterday’s weather. Late September and October we have some of the nicest weather. Sometimes, those nasty cold fronts will bring us some thunderstorms. Usually, they are not as strong as the spring variety. The tornado that hit our old neighborhood struck on October the 20th, 2019.

    Donald Trump is such a sore loser that he and his Republican cohorts are recounting votes in the metropolitan counties of Texas, a state he won. He has to keep the, “BIG LIE”, that the 2020 election was stolen from him alive. His Republican cohorts are now in the process of rewriting history that the January 6th insurrection was a peaceful demonstration. A case where the losers are rewriting history just as the confederate states did in the late 19th and 20th centuries. That’s when all those confederate soldier and general monuments were erected to remind the blacks in the south that they were second class citizens.

    Most of the cable channels are showing crap and I have been resorting to watching YouTube videos. I did watch the film about Mohamed Ali last week on PBS. As usual, because it was produced by Ken Burns it was outstanding.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Bob,
      I went out on the deck but that it’s as far as I got. It was pleasant and warm. The week’s weather will be the same: warm days, in the high 60’s, and cool nights, down to the 50’s. Fall is the best weather season.

      I figure after all this time Trump probably believes his own lies. His recent rally in Georgia was disjointed. He even went into a discussion of saying how he is responsible for bringing wishing each other Merry Christmas back. Forget all the videos of President Obama saying it.

      He knew or guessed he might lose so he feathered his nest with lies before the election by telling his robotic followers that he would
      only lose if it was stolen from him. He totally prepped the, and they have no idea how much they are being used.

      I’m watching YouTube, Prime Video and Discovery+ as, like you, I find nothing on network TV. New shows should be starting soon. I’ll check them out.

  2. Birgit Says:

    I voted yesterday. (Paper ballots, we just use computers to organize decentral early voting.) National election tomorrow. At the time you usually write your blog we’ll get the first results and you may hear me cursing loudly from the other side of the ocean. We urgently need change and progress but I’m afraid we won’t still get it.

    • katry Says:

      We also use paper ballots here in my town. Every voting booth has a black marker, high tech!

      We have the next elections in 2022. Idiot says he’ll campaign for some republicans, the ones who continue to perpetuate his lie. He hd a rally yesterday and the lies came fast and furiously. My favorite thing all week was an end to the recount in Arizona demanded by the republicans. They found over 300 more votes for Biden!!

  3. Christer. Says:

    We’re having a really nice weather over here, just enough warm and sunshine all day. Well the morning was quite chilly and we had fog 🙂

    I have that movie here at home and I never heard what they called those huge insects but I’m wondering if they are some kind of relative to Mothra? The film is so bad that it’s a future classic that I will love to watch again and again 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Have a great day!


    • katry Says:

      Hi Christer,
      Today was also a nice day all day. It started to get cooler when the sun went down. I have just closed my windows as I can feel cold air. I always think warm days and cold nights are perfect weather days.

      The female walked. They looked like aliens with motorcycle helmets. It isn’t really that bad a movie. I found it was better than the earlier versions. This one is not dubbed and has no subtitles. Give it a try!

      Have a wonderful day!!

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