Our planet’s weather is determined by a number of elements such as wind, precipitation, temperature, sunshine, visibility, cloud, pressure and humidity. Conditions that change from day to day, for instance today is the second week in Spring here in the southern hemisphere, though when I look outside the window, it is overcast and the temperature is mild. Tomorrow, the weather forecast is rain. We are fortunate to have advanced knowledge of what the weather will be like, not that it’s always accurate, but a fair idea of what to expect. So how did the ancient Greeks identify and explain the weather conditions in a world without technology we are fortunate to have today? They had something better, the King of the Gods—Zeus.
You know that saying ‘Time flies when you’re having fun’, well I’d like to redress and say ‘Time flies.’ That’s it. I really don’t know what happened to last week, or the week before that. In fact, this year is flying by. I am finding it increasingly difficult to find time to blog, read blogs I follow, comment on my Facebook page, now Twitter and in between all this, write, edit, maintain my home and work. Is it just me or has this digital world-the information age-created a time poor environment?
I’m quite good at organising my time but finding it harder and harder to finish jobs or even starting them. Even while writing this post I am very conscious of the time because shortly I need to head off to tutor a student. So what I’d like to know is time speeding up? I read a great book called The Schumann Frequency by Australian author Christopher Ride. It is a novel but he did refer to scientific facts. In short it’s about time speeding up and with it chaos: the increase in natural disasters, crime rate growing exponentially, basically how life is affected by this anomaly. Sound familiar? One just has to read the paper or watch the news to hear something terrible going on.
As they say, something has to give. I will still be blogging and keeping up to date with Facebook-ing and twittering but not as frequently as I have done in the past. For me it is important to work on my manuscripts, critiquing and submitting to agents, plus have a life! But I’d still like to know if others are finding it just as difficult as I am??
Now I really got to go!
For those who live the northern hemisphere or those outside Australia, Perth and the South-West have been punished by cyclonic winds. Now the weather bureau won’t say its a cyclone despite claiming the winds were a category 2.