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Cracker Barrel: Boundaries

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Late last month I watched a couple of surveyors at work and got to thinking about boundaries.

How strange, this compulsion to draw lines on the earth, marking off your land from mine. We accept it as normal because we’re used to it. But when you think about it, parceling up the planet is a rather peculiar act.

True, each creature deserves its place under the sun. The more developed and complex the creature, the greater the need for defined territory.

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