After Sacha'a shitty litte quip - and tonight's runaround re pass-words- I have given up on PAS.
<q>Encouraging each other is so important. Solidarity with you and High Fives everyone.
Kia ora tatou!
<q>m sure the birds did too (birds eat insects, remember).
Um, last post for the night: I have loved birds and insects since I was conscious. Some birds eat insects: some insects eat birds. I know lots about ANZ clans of both.
Part of the joy of being a human eh?
And, aue! That last photo is so ....stark-
<q>earn how to do it and enjoy the bounty! It’s not difficult.
And then I see your apple-tree/fruit pics!
e meantime I will add some photos about what I call tree carnage and some thoughts about valuing rather than destroying these very special members of our communities. Yes, to me trees are like people…
A loong time ago, a group was formed on the West Coast. It was called BFAC - beech forests action committee. I was one of the original members...BFAC eventually became NFAC and went on to a much more highly politicised role in ANZ...
trees ARE beings.
I dont think of them as personalities - but as entities? Certainly.
Plastic has it's place (several of my immediate family are nurses/midwives/doctors, and, quite frankly, medical hygiene has been hugely enhanced by various forms of plastic...
One of my hats is as a speculator in future ideas (it's also known as fantasy fiction) and one of the things that has intrigued me for decades is why we havent done more with glass...o, I'm pretty much up to speed with current
developement & research but - it's almost as if there is a clash btwn. glass &
plastic...and we wont even factor in spider silk!
Because I walk beaches a lot, I always carry on my person a tightly-folded plastic shopping bag (yeah, I know, the irony etc. etc.-)They fit into a 3cmx5cm
resealable bag…air squished out, that'll fit the smallest pocket-
And I pick up plastic of all kinds – from 6-pack rings to plastic bottles to plastic bags & bottletops…& polystyrene.
Some walks there’s v. little to dispose of.
Some walks I fill the shopping bag.
But there’s always something…
Not arduous, helps a tiny bit-
If you mean disabled people have had difficulties over millennia – why, yes!
I deserve what a taxpaying citizen of ANZ should get -BUT- my visual disablilities
have been ameliorated – by the State – since I was 7…
how long – and to what extent- should fellow-citizens expect to pay for my inherent visual defects? No matter what I may contribute-
and what exactly should I deserve?
I am grateful I live in a civilised country where there is a social welfare system.
So, really, flawed help is a lot better than no help.
I am visually disabled.
The older I get, the worse my situation becomes.
Because I still earn income from royalties - but not enough to pay for another cataract operation-- I am a looooong waiting list for that.
In the mean time (do I mean the separation? YES!)
I am fuckin' grateful for all the aids I do get.
Annnnd- many people out there get really irritated as I bring out my various visual aids to go about everyday living-
Ben & David have made really good points. You've made a narky unhelpful one.
I really like ngirungiru!
They're the messenger birds among Kaitahu (fantails are also messenger birds - but of ill-import-)
Well, more wing than fanny... and if that's a fantail, I'm a tomtit-