Gamblers are disappearing and so are the honey bees.
Why are fewer people gambling? It's the economy, right? (Hey, when in doubt blame anything that's odd, on the economy, right ...?)
I find myself thinking the limbo the world is in because of so many things we are doing that are bad for the earth -- animal, vegetable and mineral things that are BAD. A feeling of being wrong, doing something wrong is pervading our thinking constantly.
It's a guilty feeling. It colors what we see. It floods everyday realities.
So what does this have to do with honey bees disappearing?
That question -- what's happening to honey bees -- has been worrying scientists for a quite a long time. There is no answer, just a blanket of blame laid on top of the blanket of blame that's been smothering us for many years. Along with the thousands of other bad things we're doing, we are hurting the air we breathe.
Very likely, the bees have gradually succumbed to pesticides, or to the other things that we do to promote bigger and better harvests of food. There's a long list that includes: "Varrpoa" -- a microscopic mite, "Nosema Ceramic," -- a new parasite, and other "nicotonoids," could be causing CCD -- colony collapse disorder..
C C D -- That's SCARY. That is DOOMFUL THATS AWFUL
(Damn abbreviations -- you learn 'em, and instantly forget what they mean, even as you're mulling it over).
Hey, I read somewhere that Einstein said, "If the bee disappears from the surface of the globe, man would have no more than four years to live."
Gee, if the wise, profound, savvy, perceptive, blunt Einstein said that, hey -- gee, maybe the kindly, parental powers that be -- God, the Lord Above, Buddha, or whatever you call him/her -- are showing us (gently, subtly, so we won't panic), that what is happening to bees and bettors -- YII -- CCD IS ALREADY, RIGHT NOW happening to us too.