The Australian Shark Cull Continues

Very well written and important blog.

Ann Novek( Luure)--With the Sky as the Ceiling and the Heart Outdoors

by Madison Stewart

It has become the first thing people associate with my nation when I’m overseas, and has become a source of shame for those once proud of being Australian: the shark cull.

The first question I usually hear is “how can people let this happen?” Or, “what is wrong with the Australian government?” It must seem crazy from the outside, watching a country defined by its wilderness going to great lengths to the kill off a vital part that wilderness. It’s not the general population pushing for a shark cull; only a small group actually supports the program. It is the government that sets the foundation for the disgusting environmental devastation in our waters. Even then, our government at large did not enact the policy that allowed the shark cull to take place; a few members snuck it past the usual policy approval routine. One man’s signature condemned…

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Hypovolemia of the Pollex

Vert witty. I hope you heal quickly. Hugs, Barbara

Bitter Humble Pie

The watermelon sat on the counter, just doing what watermelons do… images (19)

Every time I tried to position it for the perfect slicing spot, it would wobble and present a not so suitable area for incision.

You know how they can be….

I held it in the place I had chosen and stuffed a dish towel around the bottom to keep it from moving as I prepared to begin disassembling.

22016561_BG2 Blood Thirsty Bitch!

The only problem was that I had not put down the recently purchased, brand new, deadly serrated Wal-Mart watermelon knife.

As I tucked the rag under the watermelon with my left hand, I reached up with my right to steady the fruit.

Do you know that feeling that you get when you have cut yourself badly?

It’s a slight bump against the thumb, in this case, a quick cold burn.

You don’t even have to look!

The stupid…

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Hold on to what is good…

Impressive work. Good share. Hugs

Radiating Blossom ~ Flowers & Words

Hold on to what is good
even if it is
a handful of earth.
Hold on to what you believe
even if it is
a tree which stands by itself.
Hold on to what you must do
even if it is
a long way from here.
Hold on to life even when
it is easier letting go.
Hold on to my hand even when
I have gone away from you.
~~ Nancy Wood ~~

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