“Minimalism” may be summarised by “get rid of all that incredible fluff!”…]]>
I always thought it could make a good film…and no monoliths!]]>
Smokin’. That’s Mother Effing Nature, right there. A mere tick compared to larger events, but still respectable.]]>
By becoming a vegetarian out of ethical concern for animals, one ceases to contribute to roughly 90 percent of all animal cruelty, abuse and killing in the United States.
The figures are not cited, and for all I know, could be significantly incorrect. Something tells me it’s close enough to correct, however, to be of use as a guiding principle. I’m not often asked why I don’t eat meat, but many meat eaters seem to consider it as some sad defect, something akin to a disease that makes me suffer at parties and have to be restricted to the lamest food choices. The truth about my motives is simple. It feels like the best way to help the planet and at the same time helps to soothe my conscience for the really horrible things we do to animals just because they taste good and we’re in a position to impose our will on them.
I know, I know. I could do better. I could be a vegan and quit supporting the dairy industry, and the evil egg industry, etc. Give me a little more time. I suspect I’ll get there.]]>
The dark area at the top is being called Mordor and the canyon on the right – the one you can see space through – is 6 or 7 km deep. The patchy areas further down show a very dynmic geologic history.
And then there’s the big brother:
Ice mountains three and half km high! Spectacular! And that ropy stuff down in the corner? Just weird and wonderful through and through.]]>
“New Horizons” zips past the Pluto system in about 4 hours!]]>