For more than six months now, I have been a wild man planting, faced with having to make tomatoes while the summer sun shines. As the seasonal heat cycles away, my tomato lust has not been satisfied. I had great hopes for those plants. 

My expectations–they were reasonable–were to reap at least one ton of tomatoes of all colors and sizes. But Nature spoke to me and said, “This is what you’ll have.” I couldn’t even negotiate. Anyway, she broke the unhappy news to me gently; and I am, for that, grateful.

This year, just in case I had an el bombo summer harvest, I had devised a backup plan. To this day I have continued to plant new tomatoes to replace those which have failed to make the grade. This is due to my stubborn reluctance to throw in the trowel.

Since, as always, nature will have the last word, I fully expect one day to hear that voice, declaring, “No more!” The way it should be. Until then, just maybe I can yet sneak in a fall harvest, bringing in some extra tomatoes under the wire.

So now, I have been thinking more and more about the big picture (No, not Terminator 3!). I am sick and tired of being sick and tired while viewing planet Earth go on its sick and tired way.

FORGET MARS! There is no news out there; in the world, national, state and local news, all that stuff has been said and done before. We are sitting through the most senseless and stupid sequel. On and on it goes. Can’t we pull the plug on this junk?

If you missed it the first time, here it is again–what I am now referring to as the REAL Road Map to Peace. Come on for crying out loud. What do you say? Let’s get on with journeying down the path!