Saturday April 14th 2018Tim
arrived just in time for the rain. And it does seem that
Tree Swallows always arrive just in time for a period of
extended rain followed by a chill and a little frost
that does nothing for anyone's flight feathers. Have to
think that in the community of Tree Swallows there's a
classic "there is no alternative" philosophy of mind.
And you have to think some times that Tree Swallows have
at least something in common with the us. Looks pretty,
looks easy, warm enough for insects to swarm and then
whoops-a-daisy it's World War I all over again.
other thing Tree Swallows have in common with some of us
is their twitter habit. They'll sit on the electric line
and tweet up a storm, it's more of a clicking sound, but
very expressive and usually addressed at blaming no one
in particular. Mockingbirds wisely find it irritating
and I always reckon this Tree Swallow tirade is
addressed directly at me, a sure sign I should probably
get out and about a little more. More sobering perhaps
is the possibility that Artificial Intelligence if it's
to succeed in emulating us needs flesh and bone
otherwise it's without purpose.