I’ve been pretty quiet lately on the blog front. That’s partly because I’m building a new deck to replace our old rotten one and that’s taking time. I’m also writing a guest column for a local paper called The Record. I may post some of those columns here although they’re probably more suited to my other blog on homelessness in the Comox Valley.
I’ve also been thinking a lot lately about us as a species and how we treat other animal species. Well, it’s actually been an ongoing interest of mine, but every once in a while I read something that freshens up my interest. Of course many animal species rip apart and eat other species in a carnival of violence every day on this planet, but I think that we take the cake. As the article I’ve reposted here shows, we’ll do pretty much anything to another species (as well as to our own, of course) including draining their blood as involuntary blood donors. I don’t know. Sometimes I despair about my species. At other times I marvel at our ingenuity and imagination. So many contradictory feelings about all of this.