Well, updating my journal seemed a good idea, but since I've no interesting news of note re your truly at the moment, I'll just say, my earnest prayers everyone is well & happy, and hopefully not bore you with this passing musing:
Ah, spring has sprung, the Easter Bunny has laid an egg and the status quo – unfortunately – is still status & quo, so humanity is still sailing down the proverbial estuary to the falls without a means of propulsion. Are we having fun yet & what color is your parachute? The color of money is best as it allows you to corrupt things in your favor. Ask any politician, bank or corporation. Actually don't bother– they'll lie.
The nasty irony in all this is the fact that this state in nothing new. Humans have been killing themselves & their environment for profit & power since at least the beginning of civilization (always with a good rationalization, of course; religion & patriotism being the most popular as they usually work best for the Powers That Be to incite & control their subjects).
Well, since the Industrial Revolution has made war suicidal & the exponentially rising population is making things unsustainable, this absurd cruise we've been on is turning into an unprecedented bad trip, even for the winners. The ship has lost it's navigation & rudder, is loosing it's engine, the lifeboats leak, the falls are just ahead, and no one wants to jump & swim for it because, well, the waterway is called the "Aestuarium Excrementum" for good reason.
So, what to do? Well, this may sound crazy or heretical, but, first, forget the Establishment's paradigm (it's become the cause of the mess we're in & is no longer viable) and ignore its propaganda. "The writing is on the wall." Rather, transcend it. Follow your heart & dreams and develop your talents as best you can without hurting yourself or others; work at whatever honest is available/doable to sustain yourself; seek wisdom, be of good cheer, help others, have fun. The World will go as the karma humans have made. This way you'll at least be meaningfully free, effective & happy, regardless. This is the secret of Alchemy & the only hope to make things better . . .
Okay, more as it happens . . .