Remember the horror that was Y2K? And all of the predictions of the End of Times through the years from one religious quack or another? The current one stems from the calendar of the Mayan Indians of Mexico, which supposedly comes to an end on December 21st, 2012, at 11:11 p.m. Universal Time. That's the prediction of one Lawrence E. Joseph, an alleged writer.
But others, like Sandra Noble, executive director of the Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican studies, say to render Dec. 21, 2012, as a doomsday or moment of cosmic shifting, she says, is "a complete fabrication and a chance for a lot of people to cash in."
So, as the old saying goes "don't sell the farm." I suspect we'll all make it to Christmas Day next year.
But in the meantime, the sky over my part of Arizona today resembled some kind of apocalypse.