This is another silly article - but the idea is actually worth thinking about. Or not. I just finished working, and was walking on my deck to take care of a few plants. Several times, I had to dodge ants so that I didn't smoosh them (they weren't carpenter ants, so they weren't hurting anything). It reminded me of a conversation I had with some of my co-workers when ants were all over the sidewalk outside of our building.
Imagine being an ant. You're running around, busily doing your little ant business. No tornado warnings, no hurricane warnings - just a foot coming down out of nowhere and BAM! Several of you are instantly killed. Imagine if there was something like that in our world, where your city looks like an anthill to this other creature. No intent of malice, just not noticing that you even exist, because you're so tiny. There goes Wichita. I took a 3 hour hike last Saturday and probably killed several bugs while walking. Every now and then, I move something in the yard and see all the ants scurrying about. When that happens, I leave whatever I moved alone - and give them an hour or so to move their eggs and find somewhere else to live. I've had to do that with mice, too.
Then, being the goofball that I am, I thought of Horton Hears a Who. The one where the Whos lived on a dustball and almost got exterminated until Horton managed to convince the other creatures that there was a whole world in this dustball, with real people, real lives, awesome buildings. Dr. Suess had a point, I think. I'm not sure what it was, and I'm not sure what point I'm making here, either. So I'll probably set up a poll.
I can only read so much business, tech, religion, and history before I need something like this.