Friday, February 21, 2014
SkyWatch Friday: A Dickens of a Sunset
The sun went down beneath the long dark lines of hill and cloud
which piled up in the west…;
the light was all withdrawn…; the birds were silent;
and the gloom of winter dwelt on everything.
- 999 ~ Al Sarrantonio (ed.)
- AMERICAN LIGHTNING ~ Howard Blum
- LIFE AFTER LIFE ~ Jill McCorkle
- MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN ~ Ransom Riggs
- OVERDIAGNOSED ~ H. Gilbert Welch, MD
- THE BURGESS BOYS ~ Elizabeth Strout
- THE DEAD BEAT ~ Marilyn Johnson
- THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY ~ Erik Larson
- THE GEOGRAPHY OF BLISS ~ Eric Weiner
- THE OBITUARY WRITER ~ Ann Hood
- THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE ~ Neil Gaiman
There is still strong in our society the belief
that animals and the natural world have value
only insofar as they can be converted into revenue.
That nature is a commodity.
And that the American dream is one of unlimited consumption.
There are many of us, on the other hand,
who believe that animals and the natural world
have value by virtue of being alive.
That Nature is a community to which we belong
and to which we owe our lives.
And that the deeper American dream is one of unlimited compassion.
~John Robbins, "The Food Revolution"