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What is a fella to do?  I've been on so many "dating" sites for so long...  I've no faith left in the process.  But, sometimes, you've just got to say "hell with it," and throw your hat into another ring, just to see if it gets stomped on there too.  After all, it's just a hat...

I'm old.  I'm not in the best shape.  I've got ailments (as who doesn't at 60+).  

And I read Guy McPherson, over at Nature Bats Last.  Heard of NTHE?  There is a new study, supposed to get published in Nature soon, that suggests that within less than 15 years, the weather in the tropics will be permanently...yes, that is permanently...out of the historical patterns.  No going back.  No return to "normal."  And all the plants and animals (and ain't people just a kind of animals) that have evolved (physically and culturally) to live in a tropical climate will have to adapt to a completely new climate...in a matter of a decade!  And, don't worry, the "temperate" zones (where most of our food is grown) will get theirs within 10-20 years after that.

Guess what I'm saying is, I don't have much faith that the "human race" is going to pull itself out of this one.  

Of course, being old, I may get to croak before all that comes to pass.  The question is, what to do between now and then.

Personally, I'm just going to keep on keepin' on.  I work at physical labor...to keep my heart pumping and my belly full.  I sing to myself.  I play with my dog.  I grow some veggies, keep chickens and ducks.  I'm working at getting my ham radio license.  I play Cribbage with my sister.  

Thing is, I'm lonely.  Be nice to have a companion...for the end of the world, as the cliche goes.  The folks at the "dating" sites are still all about "travel...dining out...having fun..." while I'm all about finding a place to stay, cooking what I've grown, and having fun doing it.  Maybe here, among the "permaculture goofballs," there might be someone looking for the same kind of thing.  Ya think?
 
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