Talking Turkey About Climate

Let’s talk turkey…

For 245 million turkeys, a lifespan averages 4 months — 3 generations per year. A wild turkey can live up to 10 years, fly 55 miles an hour, and run 35 miles an hour.

…climate change does change everything. Adopting a vegan diet is powerful enough to slow the course, to stem a looming mega threat to the only planet we have. She has already shaken off five extinction events, a sixth won’t stop her. When climate goes rogue, the planet does not die. She’ll have to wait for the sun to extinguish under the weight of depleted helium atoms. She will still revolve around the sun and still rotate on her axis daily. The beings she nourished from Extinction Event 1 through Event 5 lived under the same star,  the Sun.

Once a rolling stone starts rolling downhill, you can’t stop it, unless:

  1. a miracle happens

OK, short list.

Humankind always abides every threat, doesn’t it? Where was humankind during the previous five extinction events? Not around, Ken Ham, of AnswersInGenesis notwithstanding. Scripture is not science.

Unpaid Political Announcement

What a terrible time to suffer a ne’er-do-well in the Oval Office. We’ve set a boulder atop Sysiphus’ boulder. Full speed aHell.

The Art of the Devil: A Memoir by D. Trump, forward by Alistair Crowley.

Become a vegan and take the single most effective step for stemming global warming. But that’s a non-starter, isn’t it?

There’s no way, man.

Get real, Bill. Who made you boss?

Yeah, I’m like, right.

My eyes roll in your general direction.

Nobody really knows.

A fable

A mythical Sysiphus rolls a mythical boulder up a mountain. Sisyphus’ twin meets his brother at the mountain’s peak. I’ll call him Sysiphus B. He accepts the boulder from Sysiphus. The twin’s task: keep the orb from rolling any farther downhill. His feet are slipping on some moss. He can’t push the boulder upwards, he can only slow its progress. Somewhere between marker 1.5 and marker 2.0, Sysiphus B has to stop the boulder, else:


Game Over.

Replay? No replay option. We’re toast.

Editors note:

Dear Meat Eater, I used to be among the crowd you’re in with. A body gets very weary during detox. The more meat you eat, the more toxins you must excrete. I’ve had to detox from alcohol. In my experience, detox from animal cells takes longer, you get tired and feel depleted, but don’t blame a plant-based diet. Cold, dead turkey, sorry for piling my plate with your white and dark. I don’t expect an apology, cold dead turkey. I did the crime and served the time, but the animals I have consumed are still dead meat.

There is nothing great about being a mega-greedy species (the crowd I’m in with), one that drains the lifeblood of trillions of fish, billions of birds, billions of land creatures 24/7/365 (366 on leap years). It’s not a thing to be proud of. Karma presents as arterial plaque, over-burdened heart, stroke to the brain, diabetes. Statistically speaking. Who knows?

You may say I’m dreaming, but I’m not the only one.

Let’s talk some more turkey:

  • 245 million turkeys raised and killed every year in the U.S.
  • More than 46 million of them are killed each year at Thanksgiving alone,
  • more than 22 million die at Christmas.


T’day is six weeks away, today is a good day to start a detox.

“We’ll see” means “never.”

Thanks for reading.

Author: Bill Ziegler

I am a former resident of Delhi Township. These are memories of my life and times in that community during the 1950s and 1960s. A time capsule.

4 thoughts on “Talking Turkey About Climate”

    1. Thanks so much, Peter. It’s an open-answer quiz, and I much approve of “go vegan” as a perfect completion. The god, or the dog to couch the deity in reverse poetry, is left entirely to each reader’s predilection. 🙂

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  1. ‘The Art of the Devil: A Memoir by D. Trump, forward by Alistair Crowley.’ – Bleakly, blackly comedic Bill. I like it a lot.

    ‘Sysiphus’ – He’s popped up quite randomly in my eyesight three times in the past 24hrs. I recall a superb mini animation from the 1980’s that had him dragging his rock on a Mobius loop; the rock was incredibly irritating and loud, completely unaware of the burden he was, and on they went, twisting in their doomed hellish dance, which fits the whole climate change disgrace rather well as I’m sure you’ll agree. Great post Bill ❤

    – Esme eating toast and trying to save the world from upon the Cloud

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    1. Thanks muchly, Esme 🙂
      The parallels between Donald — I’ve just now noticed that the “D” in *onald evokes any number of damned “D” words, such as dastardly, diabolic, duplicitous… Danged, the final letter in Donal* is also “d” — and Alistair are astounding. Here’s a pretty recent article on those twinned guys:
      As you know, I’m easily amused by the serendipitous, the synchronistic, the sysiphusan. Three times in 24 hours is superb. I’m calling it a hat-trick 🙂 I like the Möbius twist for my two-dimensional adventuring and the Klein bottle for my three-dimensional forays.
      Ethereal Esmeal perspectives from the Cloud are powerful, this we *do* know! I think the toast crumbs are already helping to save the world 🙂 ❤ 🙂

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