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My cell phone went off. I looked up. I opened the drawer where I keep it. I ran through the possibilities. War? Another predicted famine? More flooding from tsunamis or artic flow melts? Did I miss another major Easrthquake? I'd check the news after...

It was-looking at the clock-Two Am. I was finishing another long day, teaching, working with the medical team, and then planting a little barley, outside the little village in Morroco, where I live. At this hour, I'd just finished grading essays on "What is Achievement" when the alternate phone rang. I picked it up. There was only one person who used that phone, I knew who it was.

I answered in arabic, the conversation continued in that language.

"Bronze speaking"

"It's Alchemy. There's a problem in Tokyo. I'm sending you in."

"The usual, Public Relations?" I asked.

"No. fabrication support, We've got to get those vegetable skyboxes up fast.

"Is the seed in place?"

"It should be"

"When do you need me?"

"Yesterday, of course."

"Understood. I'll be a few hours late." I checked flight schedules. Yes, the Gulf StreamVII. I smiled. Faster than I thought. " Be there in ten hours."

"Call me when you get in."

"Yes Sir."

We closed the call. I woke up my wife to explain, knowing she'd handle my schedule, and better than I did! I grabbed my pre-packed bag -there were always emergencies somewhere- reviewed my last comments on the final paper, added one line, stacked the essays neatly and was out of the house thirty minutes after the call. I never did get to the news...

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Comment by Yemisi Ajumobi on March 9, 2010 at 1:10am
Very interesting! Thanks for sharing.
Comment by Iftekar Ahmed on March 9, 2010 at 6:07am
behind every superhero there is always another super hero[ine] - working out the details:)
Comment by John D. Boyden on March 9, 2010 at 2:27pm
Very true iftekar :) I have watched my super heroine for years with amazement at what she accomplishes :)
Comment by John D. Boyden on March 9, 2010 at 6:04pm
Certainly :) I created a lot of "what?!" moments in the dialogue. If the planters are the same or even different sizes but using the same medium for growth, then they all could havbe been planted earlier, possibly in large rolls ready to sppread out around the country, and if they are in the place (think distribution center), they can be placed in the device/skybox for more rapid growth, deployment and final placement!
Comment by NANGAR SOOMRO on March 9, 2010 at 6:13pm
Wonderfull ! Good to read........... Keep sharing and inspiring us Sir John.


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