I AM NOT A MEMBER OF ANY ORGANIZED POLITICAL PARTY. I AM A DEMOCRAT. — WILL ROGERS Continue reading Will Rogers Quotation
By now, most of us have heard about disgraced comedian Louis C.K.’s surprise appearance at Comedy Cellar in New York. We can’t always stop bad people from being admired public figures. It depends on the public’s value system, and whether enough of us are willing to demand that creative people adhere to the same decency standards that apply to the average person. Granted, there has been difficulty in applying basic decency standards to the average person, especially where sexual misconduct is concerned. Women still hear the questions “What were you wearing?” and “Why were you there in the first place?” … Continue reading Who Moved the Rock? And are We Surprised Louis C.K. was Hiding Under There?
Please click the link at the end of this post to read an article in The Independent by Jane Dalton, describing the way traffic noise affects one particular species of bird. Where human risks to wildlife are concerned, this is only one example of how we unknowingly do harm. When you have contact with wildlife, always be considerate. Avoid doing anything startling, and don’t offer food. Although it may be tempting to share your lunch with a squirrel or a pigeon (which can expand quickly into twenty or thirty pigeons), handouts encourage animals and birds to rely on humans for nutrition. … Continue reading Birds at Risk From — You Guessed it. People.
THEY SAY A LITTLE KNOWLEDGE IS A DANGEROUS THING, BUT IT’S NOT ONE HALF AS BAD AS A LOT OF IGNORANCE. — TERRY PRATCHETT Continue reading Terry Pratchett Quotation
I found this on The Dodo’s Instagram feed. The video is attributed to Instagram username @thesurfandturfsanctuary Click the image to view the video. View this post on Instagram Mystery was about to be sold to a trophy hunting ranch in Texas before she was rescued — but now she loves taking care of the baby cows at her sanctuary 💛 (📹: @thesurfandturfsanctuary) A post shared by The Dodo (@thedodo) on Aug 15, 2018 at 12:22pm PDT Continue reading Zebra Interest Story
A GENTLEMAN WOULD BE ASHAMED SHOULD HIS DEEDS NOT MATCH HIS WORDS. — CONFUCIUS Continue reading Confucius Quotation
TIME SOMETIMES FLIES LIKE A BIRD, SOMETIMES CRAWLS LIKE A SNAIL; BUT MAN IS HAPPIEST WHEN HE DOES NOT EVEN NOTICE WHETHER IT PASSES SWIFTLY OR SLOWLY. — IVAN TURGENEV Continue reading Ivan Turgenev Quotation
DON’T TELL ME THE MOON IS SHINING; SHOW ME THE GLINT OF LIGHT ON BROKEN GLASS. — ANTON CHEKHOV Continue reading Anton Chekhov Quotation
MANY THINGS I MIGHT NOT WRITE TODAY BECAUSE I NO LONGER BELIEVE THEM, BUT I WOULDN’T CHANGE THEM, SINCE I BELIEVED THEM AT THE TIME. — JORGE AMADO Continue reading Jorge Amado Quotation
Many years ago, my maternal grandmother told me she “used to be a Mormon.” She rejected all invitations (most of which were high-pressure) to rejoin the church, and her siblings did the same. I have issues with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, due to the shabby treatment my grandmother received after she left, and the rigid beliefs regarding members’ and outsiders’ personal lives. The religion obviously isn’t for everyone, and any member whose personal traits are outside the loop — such as an individual in the LGBT population — can be made miserable. Gentiles, as that church … Continue reading The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, not “Mormon”