Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Love and food, then graduation

Animals work to find their food and share it with their loved ones. Then their love ones find their own food and do the same. No one able to work will be fed.  Graduation in the animal world means you are responsible to get what you need yourself.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The Reward for Being Responsible

The reward for being responsible is often more responsibility. This may cause dismay, but it need not. Being responsible also means that you are trusted and because that is so, more freedoms and privileges follow.

It is said that "With great power comes great responsibility." If this is true the opposite is true: "With great responsibility, comes great power. 

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Our Unappreciated Gifts of Love

The next time that you receive a gift, take a moment and look past the object presented and try and see what it means to the one giving it. 

There are those of us who share what we love with others, yet somehow the recipients of our gifts don't always feel the love the gift was intended to convey. It's a shame that our good-intentions aren't appreciated. 

Be gentle with a well-intended gift giver and you will get better gifts.  Be harsh and you will train them not to give at all.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Mastering Tech Easier than Maintaining Relationships

They are called dumb animals, but not everyone can figure them out, even those who are intelligent enough to master complex technology. Take, for example, an animal as well known as the reindeer. Training people to herd them has proven difficult for some Alaskan pilots, who are skilled and intelligent in their use of tech.

"helicopter herding requires a sense for the herd and the animals. “To drive them you need a cowboy sense and you need to know how to direct the animals, so that you don’t drive them to exhaustion,” he said. He added that...
"... it is easier to train a knowledgeable herder to fly a helicopter than to train a pilot to get a feel for the reindeer."
Why is this so? As many a well educated tech nerd has discovered, relationships between individuals prove to be more difficult to manage and maintain than the most complex technology is to master.

Reindeer Herding Holds Great Future, Alaska Department of Fish and Game

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Loneliest Book in the World?

It is a little sad when someone longs for a house full of loved ones, but fills the void with cats instead. Sadder still is when they have to make the cats themselves. 

On the other hand, the house will be a lot cleaner, less noisy and smell much better. So, OK, go for it.