An Australian interviewer recently asked me, “of all the people throughout history, who would you like to spend time with?” Here’s my answer:
Leonardo da Vinci, born in the middle of the 15th century, was the founder of modern science and an interpreter between nature and humans.
He sought to understand the nature of life two centuries before the microscope was invented. He believed the earth was a living, self-organizing and self-regulating system.
Leonardo had exceptional powers of observation and a powerful visual memory. And his “sublime left hand” (as his friend and mathematician Luca Pacioli, called it) drew in excess of 100,000 drawings in more than 13,000 pages. Some 6,000 pages were preserved as manuscripts that are now in libraries and private collections. Others were preserved in larger forms known as codices, and are held by the British Royal family and Bill and Melinda Gates.
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Each year, looting Earth’s forests, its animals, waterways, wetlands, coral reefs and its oceans account for $400 billion in commerce.
Join Earth Dr Reese Halter in another segment of SOS from Los Angeles as he shows us the gruesome global ecocide rampage.
This ecocide rampage is run by organized crime and, in part, fueled by Big Oil subsidies in excess of $1.9 trillion annually.
About 1.1 billion people, or 15 percent of the human race, depends upon killing our living planet for their daily livelihood. This also includes enslaving millions of children.
“A Tale of Two Kitties Taj and Bodhi” is a wonderful book about two majestic felines, proud and dignified.
Although they look like brothers, Taj was born in the early spring of 1998 and Bodhi in the winter or spring of 2005. Even though Bodhi is larger than Taj, he always respects the elder and never challenges him.
This is an endearing story of two cats and an artist named Helen Schreider residing in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
It’s a rich narrative filled with many, well-detailed back stories. I particularly enjoyed learning about how Helen established a morning ritual of eye contact with Taj.
I was thrilled to read Taj has a routine whereby he selects the flavor of food he likes that particular day, by touching the can with his paw. I was further intrigued that he won’t select the same type two days in a row. Clearly, Taj remembers the color of the label!
This well written book is filled with dozens of lovely color pictures. It is the second terrific cat book that retired geography professor John Ryan has authored. The Saga of the Three Companeros Pantera, Leo and El Tigre, also by Friesen Press, is another excellent and touching story by Ryan.
“A Tale of Two Kitties Taj and Bodhi” is a must read for all cat lovers. I give this splendid book two thumbs up and an ear-to-ear grin.
Reese Halter (Dr)
Los Angeles, Calif.
Millions of Americans are furious because the rights to the Western Atlantic Ocean have been handed over to Big Oil.
Join Earth Dr Reese Halter from Los Angeles as he explains the awful ecocide along the Western Atlantic Ocean as Big Oil blasts the seafloor in search of more gas.
On July 16, the Obama administration approved the use of sonic cannons in the Western Atlantic Ocean. Millions of sea creatures will be senselessly killed by incessant sonic booms along the eastern U.S. seaboard as Big Oil scavenges for more heat-trapping gases.
Sonic booms from multi-beam echosounder systems are known to cause mass strandings of cetaceans (whales and dolphins).
Giant squids measuring in excess of 60 feet and weighing a whopping 1,275 pounds are the most mysterious and the least known gigantic critter on Earth.
Cephalopods – from the Greek “head-footed” – have at least eight arms, and this includes all octopuses; cuttlefishes and squids have two additional tentacles that they can shoot out to capture prey. Chambered nautilus – the most primitive of all living Cephalopods have as many as 90 arms.
Each year, the lion’s share of mercury poison comes from burning more than 8.3 billion tons of coal to provide energy for electricity grids.
Join Earth Dr Reese Halter from Los Angeles in another segment of SOS as he tells us about our oceans brimming with mercury poisoning.
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Australia’s household solar revolution has caught the government-owned electricity sector by surprise.
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