A Few Moments In The Cenozoic Era

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65 million years ago a meteor six miles wide crashed into the Earth. The residents blamed Obama and said that the meteor was part of a conspiracy to support his new world order. Choking on ash and poison gas, most of them died shortly thereafter thus turning the last page of the Mesozoic Era.

Organisms go extinct when they can no longer adapt to the prevailing climate.

Included on the short list of survivors was the winged dinosaurs and they flew on to see the dawn of a new age.

The Cenozoic Era continues today.

When I was 31, the tumbleweeds and goat-heads had overgrown the land between my back wall and the road.  Being a good citizen, I called the city to complain. The bored woman on the phone said, “Yep, alright”, and hung up.  The following week, everyone who lived on my street received citations from the city demanding that all the weeds be cleared from behind each respective house on the land between the back wall and the road. The land, that falls behind each person’s property but that the homeowners are not allowed to use in any way, yes, that land which was not ours.  The citation read, in no uncertain terms, “Remove the weeds yourself or we will have them removed and send you the bill.”

Way to go, Slick.

I never told the neighbors that I was the one who complained to the city.

Last week I turned 41.

The previous day, Hillary Clinton won the popular vote but Donald Trump became President Elect of the United States – making this the 2nd election in twenty years where the choice of the people was misrepresented by the electoral college.

Some may consider this to be an evolutionary step backwards, like webbed nostrils or the development of genitals in close proximity to the rectum, but in the year of post truth others have a feeling that America is on it’s way to becoming great again.  I say we called to complain about the weeds and, in doing so, won Shirley Jackson’s Lottery.

Be careful what you ask for, America.  God won’t save us if we can’t adapt.



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