I have a personal blogging rule. Never predict what the next post will be. It often causes writers block. Two posts ago I broke this rule by saying I'd write something about my mom, which is why two posts ago is two weeks ago! Wow. I'm still here.
This evening my neighbor stopped me. He wanted to know the name that goes with our rose bushes. He also wanted to know where to get them. I quick ran inside to ask The One That Knows (The Wife) and came out with a written answer for him...
This exchange then led to my first real concerned conversation about gas prices and the high price of food with folks (I believe) that don't know about The MinusCar Project.
There were some interesting bits of information. Apparently a local Citibank vice president rides the bus to work. Has been for four years. Does so not because of high gas prices...but "for the cause." This vice president was formally presented as an example to other Citibank employees.
Also, at another Citibank site folks have arranged a car pool system based on residence location. Like a bus service only organized and operated by peers. I've always known MinusCar leads to plus community.
The conversation evolved into talk of corn and floods and how we put our food into gas tanks.
The final bits of conversation, he said - "people need to slow down." "I agree."
...the roses are called Hope for Humanity. They are mine. I have them.