Did you know dolphins discipline their young? And not just the mother. If a youngster is out of line, any of the older dolphins will rake their teeth across his body or give him a good smack with a tail.
Dolphins are like humans in other ways, we know. They are sociable and intelligent, even without domestication and training. Wild pods have been known to protect lost swimmers from sharks. It is believed they circle and protect their young in much the same way.
A dolphin alone…Continue
Added by Jewellya on October 28, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments
We never really got along, Facebook and I. Sure, my voyeuristic tendencies would enjoy the sampling of other people’s drama, provided they weren’t too melodramatic or annoying about it by dragging negative energies on for weeks. Provided, too, that they weren’t incessant in their commentary on my drama, making too much out of nothing, further annoying me by not adhering to the strict standards I neglected to tell them about. Via “un-friending” and…Continue
Added by Jewellya on October 19, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments
Imagine for a moment that you are a Gazelle born at the San Diego Zoo. Being the San Diego Zoo, you have bountiful space to run and frolic and you never pay much thought to the weird pink and brown creatures who come to look at you. Your world is vast and all you could ever want or need is provided for you.…Continue
Added by Jewellya on October 18, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments
So you can lead a horse to water but can’t make him drink, but what if that horse is noticeably parched, and “asking” for water, yet still does not make the choice to do what is in his own best interest?
What does the horse really need if it is not water? What must first be accomplished so the horse can then make the choice to save himself from preventable demise?
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Added by Jewellya on October 16, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments
In an apartment there is a small child. This is no typical apartment and this is no typical child. The child first gathers the strength to sit up from her mat and focus on what is around her. There are stacks of paper which tower above her lining the walls of this space, far out of reach. Near where she sits, there are bundles of soft things surrounding her, as is preferred for her age.
She picks up what looks like a cloth…Continue
Added by Jewellya on October 10, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments
My first love was a girl. Do I call it love? Admiration, certainly. Respect, yes. An aching desire to know anything I could about her—emphatically so. But at the time, love was the stuff of songs and storybooks and I did not yet know the magic.
I had recently moved to this new town, and as an eighth grader climbed onto the school bus the same morning a bunch of third graders had learned what the word ‘lesbian’ meant.…Continue
Added by Jewellya on October 9, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments