Friday, April 22, 2011

A nod to Frank Herbert and Earth Day

I've previously posted on the importance of science fiction, military and otherwise, on my formative processes. One of the biggest influences in my life was the late Frank Herbert, whose Dune novels and characterization of the planet as a living organism, strongly influenced the formation of Earth Day. Since Frank talked me into running for Congress back in 1978 (I even carried his district although losing the race), I've been pondering that friendship on this Earth Day. After all, we are the sum total of all the cumulative experiences and friendships, as well even as Frank's concept of "genetic memory" constructs. It's my own personal belief that our planet is a living, conscious entity. Here's to you Frank.

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