Well, we destroyed our human existence and almost the whole planet. "Intelligent Design" indeed. Dogs now have the run of the place.
Humans were not good stewards of the Earth. Governing a planet requires competent concern and care, and while humans had intelligence and canniness, they had not wisdom or veracity. Will dogs do any better? Can canines make any more of this soon God-forsaken planet than humans?
What about God? What does God have to do with this Planet of the Dogs? What was God thinking and doing?
What about the Bible and its “Book of Revelations” as well as the Book of Mormon? What about the triple whammy advent of a viral pandemic, racial injustice and discord, and federal governmental incompetence and malfeasance for unleashing Armageddon? What of God’s promise of a New Jerusalem as Heaven on Earth for the righteous, and are the worthy humans?
Observe and contemplate the Earth ruled by dogs. The world of the dog is indeed a wild and wondrous place where those dirty humans get a well-deserved comeuppance for despoiling Mother Earth, their cruelty to animals including themselves, and their disobedience to God. Indeed, the crazy world of the canine is not unlike the inanity and insanity of humankind at our demise. How then on God’s once green Earth can there be a “harmonious outcome” for any Earthly living creature? Seek and ye shall find within Boondoggle.
Richard Lord is a Connecticut Yankee by birth and a Bostonian by the grace of God. Richard comes from old New England families such as Yale as in the University; Church as in Frederick Edwin, The Hudson River landscape artist; and Dickinson as in Emily, The American poet. Richard is a member of the Dickinson Family Association. However, Richard was not a product of privilege, working his way through college on scallop boats out of New Bedford Massachusetts.
Richard graduated in 1969 from Brigham Young University (BYU). Upon graduation Richard's first professional job was as the Director of a Boys' Clubs of America in an African American community of Trenton, New Jersey. Richard was actively involved in civil rights and other societal movements of his generation.
In 1975, Richard achieved the degree of Master of Public Administration (MPA) from the BYU, Marriott School of Business, Romney Institute of Public Service and Ethics. Yes, Richard is a Romney accolade. From that time on, Richard served in state/regional and federal government service where in 2014 he retired from US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) as the Analyst-in-Charge for the Criminal Alien Division.
Richard and his spouse, Nancy Zearfoss Ph.D., Public Policy and Management, The Ohio State University, and retired federal GAO, currently live on their waterfront farm off the Potomac River in Southern Maryland.
Richard's eldest daughter Elizbeth Lord is the artist of BoonDOGgle. Liz has a BFA degree and is the artist for a university magazine. The covers and graphics of BoonDOGle are her artwork.