Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Parasitic worms

Having recently had to deworm my 4 cats for the second time this year I know quite a bit about worms but I didn't realize exactly how ingenious they really are.

Heath Ledger dies

I was shocked when I saw this,this morning when I turned on the computer,he was such a talented actor and such a young man.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Carbon labels

This an interesting idea but it remains to be seen whether it is feasible. I wouldn't mind seeing how much energy is consumed producing the things I buy.

Man wakes up at his wake

This is kind of scary to think about,at least they didn't bury him alive.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Slow blogging and bees

I haven't found a while lot to blog about recently so I'll be glad when parliament comes back but this article caught my eye.I wonder if some of the virus they talk about affect native bees as well,I see quite a few around my garden in the summer but then other people tell me they don't see many any more.Maybe the native types of bees are more resistant to some of these threats,it would be interested to know if any studies have been done on that topic.

Anyway while I haven't been doing much blogging I have been wasting lots of time online at these two addicting spots-Sylvester
Fish

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Bathurst accident

This is a terrible tragedy to lose all these young people who had so much potential and their whole lives ahead of them. I was in shock this morning when I heard the news and will be praying the families,the surviving students and the whole community can find some peace.

Ants on trees in Africa

This just shows when humans try to meddle in nature the result isn't alway predictable.The decline in some of these large animals has consequences that are far reaching and affect far more than the animals themselves and can change the ecosystem in ways we could never imagine.

Persepolis

This book looks good,I will be adding it to my reading list,I also want to read The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd,the last book I read was The Secret Life of Bees and I enjoyed it greatly.

Church allows scattering of ashes

I think this is long over due,I can't see any reason why the church should be against cremation or scattering of a persons ashes if that is their wish.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Soldier letters

I found this in the globe and mail today and it is a cool idea,I will be following it to see what happens.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Carbon tax

I think a carbon tax is probably the way to go and is inevitable in the future but this line from the article really stood out for me"Such a tax could target industry or consumers".I believe that such a tax must be on everyone,both industry and consumers and that no one group should have to bear all of the burden of reducing emissions.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Cat microwaved

This is just horrifying,I have 4 cats myself that I love dearly and I cant imagine how those people would feel to come home after the holidays and find out what had happened to their pet.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Butterfly gets ants to raise it's young

I love to watch the butterflies in the summer and try to identify the different ones so I wonder if any of the ones we see do this .

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Winter storm

Time to sharpen up the snowshoes ,personally I love the winter and the more snow the better but I know lots of people don't share my opinion and will be complaining about the weather today.