Pets are social critters (duh). I have both an office and a living room at my flat. I spend more time in my office. When one of the cats' perches was in the living room, they never used it. I've moved it into the office, and now Hawkeye has made it his perch.
Earth hour 2010 by CW Ye
I’ve been thinking a fair bit about ethics, which ought to be more of a pervasive concept than it is. We seem to have left ethics at the curbside somehow.I do not mean that some dogmatic morality should inform policy. Ethics, put succinctly, should inform policy how to not screw things over so badly that some group is marginalized to gain profit for another group. Which is not to say that policy ought to please everyone, just that it fairly consider many disparate interests and not be driven to privilege some at the expense of others solely for any financial profit which may line the pockets of some while downgrading the overall quality of life for many. So, I’m going to be asking, “Who profits?” a lot more lately as a mental exercise to see what role, if any, ethics still plays in life. Sent from my iPhone
Last week, I greatly enjoyed filling out a bracket for March Madness, the NCAA Basketball playoffs that take up a few weeks in March, and following the games on both CBS Sports and CBS itself on TV. Kudos to CBS for running all live videos of the men’s tourney online (quite a difference from NBC’s pathetic online video for the Olympics). This year’s tournament has been stellar, with a few upsets, the Kansas one the most notable. It did put a dent in my brackets, but then, it was also a very amazing game to watch, highly enjoyable.
Now I don’t want to be a jet airliner, I just want to be a little bird
I don’t want to rip the skies wide open, I just want my song to be heard
And I don’t want to be state of the art, I don’t want to get there overnight
I just want to be part of all this beauty, want to be part of all this flight on little wings- Kris Delmhorst