Something that I wanted to share with anyone reading these thoughts and ideas:
ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT YOU ARE UNSTOPPABLE. THE ONLY PERSON WHO CAN EVER DEFEAT YOU IS YOU! IT DOES NOT MATTER WHAT YOU HAVE NOT DONE IN YOUR PAST, IT ONLY MATTERS HOW YOU PERCEIVE THINGS TODAY, AND HOW YOU CHOOSE TO LIVE YOUR TOMORROWS. I BELIEVE IN YOUR POTENTIAL AND KNOW THAT EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU HOUSE A POWERFUL INNER GIANT WITHIN YOU. YOU HAVE ONLY TO SUMMON IT WITH CONFIDENCE AND IT WILL SERVE YOU WELL. LIVE LIFE AS POSITIVE AS YOU CAN AND LIFE WILL RETURN THIS ENERGY TO YOU.
Okay a few things to share with readers right off the bat. First of all yes I am really me, Erik Brush, the artist, author, and conservationist. I am just looking for friends and folks interested in helping the planet.
My book "The Sixth Extinction" came out in January of 2010 and is available through my website. ( my name plus a dot com ). I am fighting to protect the oceans and save sharks. I am a member of the Global Shark Initiative, and work with the EIA, Oceana, Shark Savers, Wild Aid, Stop Shark Finning, and the OGA to help support this cause.
I have been on the site for many years now and still visit in passing and check e-mail etc.Thanks to all of my friends, fans, and readers for your dedication and support. Special thanks to Bob Proctor and the Life Success program for your advice conferences and help. Thanks to Captain Paul Watson for the work you do and to Sea Shepherd Conservation Society for their great spirit and efforts, and for allowing me to help out with the Cetacean project. Special thanks to Rob Stewart. "Sharkwater" will open the eyes of the world Rob. Great documentary!
The Marine eco-systems of the worlds oceans provide the planet with over 70% of it's oxygen. This is due to phytoplankton, algae, and green plants that absorb 80% of the dangerous carbon gases in the sea and air, and product O2 for all life. Sharks and Cetaceans ( whales, dolphins, porpoises ) are the 2 apex predators of the oceans. They eat the fish and crustaceans that eat the algae and phytoplankton.
Sharks are virtually unprotected and being finned ( their fins cut off while they are alive, and the animal tossed back into the water to die ) and are down by 90%. Whales are still trying to recover from the days of mass whaling and Japan, Norway, and Iceland are still illegally killing them. When these two species get reduced far enough their prey species will have a population explosion and consume the planet's life line. Once this happens we ( and all other major life forms ) will perish. Avoiding a global extinction event is high on my list of priorities, how about yours? If you don't know about global warming and Methane-hydrate, maybe it's time you find out. The Sixth Extinction came out in January of 2010. Worth the read to learn the truth! Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, Paul Watson, Rob Stewart, Ady Gil, and Pete Bethune all own copies. How about you?
If you wish to chat about conservation, sharks, oceans, etc. I am delighted to discus it in greater dept with you. In that case feel free to e-mail me.
Looking for friends who love the oceans as much as I do! If you wish to socialize and talk about important issues, then I am game. Otherwise, not interested, just move along. Thanks.
P.S. A reminder that my Book "The Sixth Extinction" came out in January of 2010. Cheers all!
- Erik -