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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Thoughts inspired by a post on Facebook

Western Civilization is like the pavements it lays over the earth: it is thin and fragile compared to what it thinks to control and subdue. The power of the people who have lived with the Earth instead of despite it is rooted deeper and will outlast the crust of cleverness of Western Civilization.... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Why are so many Americans depressed and suicidal?

We live in a toxic environment, we eat a great deal of food that is actually bad for us, we focus on what is superficial, we distract ourselves with shiny entertainment, we live a sped-up lifestyle and resist stillness, solitude, and delay of gratification... "Relationships" are often just... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Kabu's post today inspired this rant which turned into a post.

It isn't the people of different countries at war or at odds even, with each other. It is the governments, the politicians and so-called leaders who make their decisions on behalf of everyone regardless of what we citizens believe or want. Especially now, when the American people are not in the... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, June 8, 2018

...and this

A fascinating series from NPR: https://www.npr.org/series/607483398/-howtoraiseahuman?utm_source=npr_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=20180607&utm_campaign=goatsandsoda&utm_term=nprnews Sign in to see full entry.


Gorillas in the wilds of Rwanda are seeking out and dismantling poachers' snare-traps. https://matadornetwork.com/read/young-gorillas-working-together-destroy-poachers-traps-rwanda/ It comes down to this: Sentient animals learn about their environment, as human children do, learning day by day from... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Commenting on Pat's post this morning...

There are two different groups of children that have been separated from parents. Those who came alone are placed with family or connections in the country, not detained. It is often the case that these people resist the government's attempts to keep track of these kids, and is probably for the... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Another by Charlie...

The warning signs came, and were ignored, and went. And still they smiled, and followed the path up and up. Each time they were stopped, they were asked to ignore greater and greater evils. The wrongs were small at first, almost innocent. Understandable. Justifiable. Each new evil was an excuse to... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Charlie wrote this over on Facebook

Kids are dying in the schools. Immigrant kids are being lost by authorities by the hundreds after being forcibly taken away from their parents. Black kids are being arrested for non-violent crimes, tried as adults, beat during their arrests, and sentenced to slavery in for-profit prisons, with... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The wonder of it all...!

Our Kabu has just gone to Australia and back, a journey around half the planet or more... My trip was shorter, just 1500 miles each way, but a trip that a century ago would have taken weeks, and 50 years before that, years! Kabu would have been rolling on the ocean for months, after spending a year... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, April 20, 2018

"Aren't you too old to be so cynical?"

Deregulation of standards is not the same as telling us we have to go back to old practices and lack of standards. We have seen the difference some of these regulations made, so that's a reason people might have gotten smarter than when the regulations were first made. Besides, as a society, we ever... Sign in to see full entry.

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