Thanks for following: Stuart a really interesting post and well worth sharing. Ian
A longtime friend commented during dinner that her next door neighbor’s son was on the path to nowhere and constantly in trouble. She thought herself clever referring to him as “a weed in the garden of life”. Although an avid fan of barbed words and wit, I found her comment harsh directed at a kid who was barely a teenager. He was dismissed and labeled as worthless. A weed.
“But maybe he’s a pokeweed!” I said in a positive tone.
She rolled her eyes. I recognized the look of resignation on her face. The look many of my friends have when I spit out a puzzling one-liner and they know a story is coming. She sipped her drink and grinned, arms crossed in silent permission for me to proceed.
Years ago I had a yard packed with plants. It was full of boxwoods, azaleas, and geraniums surrounding a dogwood centerpiece…
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Dreaming of Texas
A Poem by Coyote Poetry
Good to have had danced many dances and knew a lot of laughter. A good life isn’t the money in the bank. It is the wealth of memories we have gained.
She held my attention as I watched her dance on the Killian, Texas dance hall floor.
Her beautiful legs as long Highway 35. I remember her beautiful brown eyes, auburn hair and a smile that could steal my heart and soul with a wink.
I wasn’t looking for love or anything else. Old Poet like the good drink and the view now. I needed a break from regrets and too many promises broken.
I watched the pretty Texas girls dance and I drank my long Island slowly.
All I had left was time to figure what I truly needed.
I carry a small notebook and always took…
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Really different and interesting post and thanks for visiting my news group. Ian
The coffee is a little too strong this morning, but I don’t really feel like going the whole way back into the kitchen to put in cream and sugar. I drink it strong and black and kind of bitter. The music is a little too sappy. My brain longs to curl back up and sleep the sleep of a near coma for at least another couple hours. But I don’t think that would be best. Today we are going out for an adventure and I think trying to do the needful this morning is what I need to do more than an extra nap. Besides, I slept in whole extra hour and a half this morning.
I hear a hot bath calling my name, and I will give into relaxing extra long in a hot bath after bit.
It’s been a really long… What month is it now?…wow… it’s been…
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Happy Anniversary – Nice post so apt in today’s world. Ian
April 10, 2015
This was one of my first posts. It’s as timely today as it was almost six years ago.
Nature Magazine examines reasons behind wolf hatred and the systematic campaign to remove them from the lower forty-eight. It merits repeating that for thousands of years Native Americans were able to live with wolves and bears, while settlers saw them as a threat. Even the famed naturalist James Audubon partook in torturing wolves, which was particularly shocking to learn.
As noted in Michael Robinson’s “Predatory Bureaucracy: The Extermination of Wolves and the Transformation of the West”, the federal government became the wolf killing arm for the livestock industry.
By understanding the roots of wolf prejudice it’s clear to see why wolves have been demonized in American culture. The wolf has paid dearly for these attitudes. Even though the same outdated beliefs exist today, we are moving…
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The growth of the city demands our attention. With an increasing proportion of the global population living in cities – and a boom in the growth of Asian megacities in particular – we have no choice but to find ways of making them more sustainable.