Category: "Control Series"

Control in Nature

January 11th, 2013
Calendars. They always get a lot of attention this time of year, and 2012 was exceptionally ripe for observation, thanks to the end of the Mayan's version. And speaking of endings, this is the last post in my series that looks at the human need to be in control, how it gets the best of us, how it can feed selfishness and greed. Crazy as it may seem, I'd like to use the calendar to show how we've come to believe that Nature should abide to our control. more »

Control in the Existence of Life

December 14th, 2012
With my back to the tree, I never sensed the hawk's presence. I could not immediately comprehend the ruckus going on behind me; it sounded as if the flock of robins had begun wrestling over the berries on which they were peacefully feeding. By the time… more »

A Premise to Control in the Existence of Life

November 30th, 2012
I am due to write the next series installment "Control in the Existence of Life," but before I do... more »

Control In Energy

November 10th, 2012
Imagine where we'd be today if we didn't have to spend so much effort maintaining our energy supply. The disasters, the destruction, the fights, the pollution, and the conrtroversy that surrounds the topic has reached the point of ridiculousness. Wha… more »

Control in Weather

November 2nd, 2012
Warned as we were, Hurricane Sandy didn't exist when I planned this post back in September, the fifth in a series that spotlights our human desire for control, written to help kindhearted people cope with so much bad news, to help us regain faith in each other, hopefully thwarting greed in the process. However, ironically, she made landfall during the same week I planned to write about "Control in Weather." more »