A Transcendental Trio arrived on the scene at 7th and Montana on Sunday, intent on introducing Susan to the Finer Points of their New Age Philosophy. Their theory -- gleaned in part from their own Past Lives -- is that the world will undergo a "dramatic shift" in 2012. Those who embrace Gaia (the Greek Earth Goddess) will inherit the Earth and achieve an Unparalleled State of Nirvana. The rest of us will be quietly "relocated" to a Mystery Location, elsewhere in the Universe. "I can't take much more of their philosophy," confided Susan as she saw me walking by. "And it's not just me. They've driven Poor Sophia crazy!" Indeed, Sophia -- the Australian Bearded Dragon -- began furiously trying to claw her way into the pavement within an hour of meeting the Philosophical Trio. For my part, I'm keeping an open mind. I don't mind being relocated, as long as there's a Starbucks on the other side ...!