Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Goodbye, 2008!

A tough year, summarized here with Rembrandt's "Flight into Egypt."

I had another photo picked out, too. A battered truck fleeing an ominous cloud of airborne topsoil during the Dust Bowl, that Depression-era ecological disaster in the U.S. One look and it made you think of Henry Fonda as Tom Joad. But the image wasn't in the public domain. I'll make do with the exalted biblical allusion. It hardly feels appropriate, given the violent Israeli attack on Gaza.

Carbon Based will take a brief break for revelry and reflection. Maybe even some resolution, if my mood is ambitious, but don't count on it. I'll be back soon enough, trying to bring you the latest news about adapting to climate change. Happy New Year...

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