A few million years ago, there were tsunamis, hurricanes, and mudslides due to torrential rainfall. Craggy mountains split off giant boulders that crashed into the valley, glaciers cracked off icy sculptures and thundered into the sea, and snowcapped mountains produced roaring avalanches. There were earthquakes as the earth’s plates shifted often attended by volcanoes that spewed molten lava into the valley to form rivers of heat. Long periods of drought interrupted by lighting showers led to forest fires that torched millions of acres whilst periodically tornadoes cut through the land as if a menacing knife. Spring floods swelled the banks of massive rivers creating temporary lakes changing the landscape and redefining continents with tectonic shifts. Then man entered the equation, and over tens of hundreds of years in existential progression, first experiencing these phenomena, and then resolving to be nature’s master. In the process, he settled where nature could do him the most harm: along coastlines, in the shadow of awesome mountains and menacing volcanoes, on the banks of giant rivers to sporadically feel the full wrath of nature. His quest satisfied, he came to poison his adopted home as self-indulgent Nowhere Man turning Paradise into Nowhere Land.