Courage, Patience and Paradoxes

From Verse 73 of the Tao Te Ching: The world we live in requires great courage and patience. Those with great courage, but little patience, tend to kill or be killed. Those with great courage as well as patience will tend to survive. But the Tao never judges you for whatever path you happen to…

Two-Day Holiday Killing ‘Derby’ in Idaho Targets Wolves and Coyotes

Originally posted on Exposing the Big Game:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/camilla-fox/twoday-holiday-killing-de_b_4471553.html by Camilla Fox 12/23/2013 This holiday, a killing contest takes aim at two of the most persecuted predators in North America: wolves and coyotes. The contest, scheduled in the Salmon-Challis area and hosted by the anti-predator organization Idaho For Wildlife, is billed as fun and wholesome entertainment…

Life Without Plastic – Is it True?

There are swirls of plastic in our oceans choking animal life, millions of bits piling up in landfills (we used to call them “town dumps” but someone had to pretty up that picture), all with a longer half-life than plutonium (like polyester, it never breaks down). So here’s a Xmas gift for all of those…

The Christmas Card List – A Poem

I don’t know who authored this (I would credit the person if I knew), but I came across this many years ago. Each year, I stick a copy in each Xmas card I send (yes, I still personally pen and send Xmas cards, versus the lazy Ecard digital way everyone else is going. It’s more…