Category: Human issues

ethical issues and human interest stories

It’s all about how you feel

San Francisco can really get in touch with its feelings:

Clifford called it an “invitation.” Forest bathing walks are a series of invitations to do something, like “embody awareness” or “notice what you’re noticing” or “talk to a tree.”

“I want everybody to find a tree that’s your twin,” said Clifford. “Talk to your tree. Ask your twin about yourself. Find out all you can from your tree. Put your hand on your tree. Take your time to get to know your tree.”

“My tree asked me why I was so afraid,” said one forest bather.

“My tree said it thought that we could grow together,” said another forest bather.

Chuckles and I are without further words. Some viewing on this topic: here ...

Tammy Jo Shults

This makes reference to the links and comments at this post.

Bill and Distant Relative were wondering about certain things [see link above] and I’ve been exploring their links and others.

Here are the originals of the pictures put out by the press of Tammy Jo Shults:

Note she’s a tall woman, the eyebrows curve up and then down again, broad nose – note the messy hair.  The caption of the next pic reads:

Women pilots of Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 34 (VAQ-34), Left to Right: Lt. Sue Hart, Lt. Brenda Scheufele, Lt. Pamela (Pam) Lyons Carel, pose for a photograph in front of an F/A-18A Hornet aircraft. Date 1 December 1992.

The image also had this embedded:


Size of head compared to the other two?  OK, a search for Pamela (Pam) Lyons Carel brings this up:

It comes from her Twitter account:

… for which this is her avatar:

She joined Twitter in 2013. … More here ...

The war against possession

“Staring at me from the door of the medicine cabinet was the devil. It had strings of brittle blond hair that had snapped off at various lengths; eyes recessed deep into the sockets and surrounded by bruised black circles; cheekbones sharp enough to draw blood; and its complexion was sickly cyanotic.

The devil was my own reflection.

I had made my living with my looks, and now they were gone: the beautiful blond hair, the full smiling face, the big bedroom eyes. All the curves that men paid thousands of dollars just to look at had melted away to reveal a skeleton in rags.”

[Jenna Jameson (with Neil Strauss), “How To Make Love Like A Porn Star, A Cautionary Tale”, hardcover edition, 2004, pg.182]

Yesterday I met a man I hadn’t seen in months and his opening line, with an inane grin on his face, was, “How’s all the conspiracies?”

He was creasing himself over his clever quip, clearly seeing me as a political loon, despite Brexit, despite Syria, despite Comey, whatever.… More here ...

The hidden horror behind a hot day

Just looking at Twitter and my Labour Party frenemy, Parveen, had this up:

I rarely agree with her on anything but on this, I did. Let’s face it – men are ugly muvvers, even the good looking ones. On the beach it doesn’t seem to matter as much if we wear those long boxers, we become tolerable then but this sandals biz – plus the obese spreading of flesh in the sun and turning lobster – ah, that’s a treat I can do without, thankee very much.… More here ...


Mike has grappled, at OoL, with this neverending issue in the light of the Rivers of Blood anniversary:

Enoch Powell was off target, but only by 50 years and 108 degrees of Longitude.

Mike’s an old codger like me anyway – who listens to us? Plus we’re male. Though Mike might call me a youngster trying to teach his elders to suck eggs, he might not, LOL.

My comment was:

Interesting is the immigrant from decades ago, came in the hard way, paid his dues, his name now tarnished with all these freeloaders the governments have colluded in flooding us with.

A test of prejudice is Raheem Kassam of Breitbart. At a table sat Tommy Robinson and crew, plus Raheem who was, to put it mildly, on song with the message about “we British”. In his non-phlegmatic effusiveness, he did not completely fit in there, and yet was born here, legally British.More here ...

All women are insane

All right, that’s the bald statement, now to qualify it in so many ways. First cab off the rank:

Second cab off the rank is the testimony of a girl herself:

Girls, listen up. Guys like to give us a bad rap when it comes to our actions and our feelings but truthfully, they are not always that wrong. Being a girl who has mostly guy friends, I have had the privilege of listening in to some serious guy talk and witnessing first hand just how crazy girls can be. I really hate using the term ‘crazy’ to describe our actions as females but truthfully some of the shit we do is pretty mental.More here ...

These are taken from Twitter

… in a form the deprived non-Twitterati can read:


KAG Trump 2020: Here is a picture of Key West after spring break. Anyone find it odd that liberal college kids act like they are concerned about the environment and pollution…then go and do this?


Women’s March: The shutting down of #Backpage is an absolute crisis for sex workers who rely on the site to safely get in touch with clients. Sex workers rights are women’s rights.
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