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this is
our own tale of dewy good mornings

Coffee beans soon
be grinded
Fresh and vital,
the swirl
Of mornings slow aroma

Like a gentle unfolding
haze, it soon comes to life,
In every corner, to touch
our endless sky, which
we painted blue last
nights evening

I breathe you in,
The scent of dew that rise and fall
your naked limbs,
sultry, petite
You are, like life
Free, from form, perfected
motion,

And
Now, here you lay, right next to me
With the sun and the moon and the
wolves that follow

Grace like, vibrant
Your breath, soon
turn, the fabric, of my every
world

Here. You sleep
like winter, and summer
deep, but never not
full of life

Sculpted nails, and strands
of bed head hair
Something so
paramount and sexual, about your very being

Your eyes, flutter
Now open, with a smile, so
Eager, knowing, and
Not at all a string of
questions, I slowly

Touch, your neck
and shoulders, with my
Tongue and lips
I now find your
Every
eager treasure

Our own scent
soon meet, and mix
With the fleeting tide
Of rimfaxes, falling dew
and the color of this mornings
day

Soon, on the outskirts
Of what is now, our creation, there remain
but a moving sea
of grass and trees

And now, we are
Like audhumbla, giving birth
to countless worlds, with every taste
of our skin
and tongues colliding

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predator and prayer by the agonist
https://open.spotify.com/track/6WXszSZxQSIjTTIGSN4M11

On another note. Talking about ancient beings and creating entire worlds.

I think we all deserve to say happy bday to Europes oldest tree. A grand Bosnian pine (Pinus heldreichii) in the north of Greece.

It has stood there, watching the titanic go under. World war 1 and 2. The fall of Rome, and the beauty of the Vikings. To think that it has on that harsh cliff it calls it home survived the chaos of life and nature, the greed and turmoil of humanity and all our lumberjacks.

At 1100 year I hope this grand old tree get to live another ten thousand years, or why not never die :).

So happy bday immortal tree :).
http://voices.nationalgeographic.com/2016/08/21/1075-year-old-pine-named-adonis-is-europes-oldest-known-living-tree/

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Quality of life, society, and Earth in one little Index.
Every day is Earth Day, the 2016 Environmental Performance Index and what it tells us about tomorrow

The Epi Index is measured across 9 important metrics which, when put together try to evaluate how well various nations perform during our modern day Anthropocene era.
Those areas are.
Health Impacts, Air Quality, Water and Sanitation.
Water resources, Agriculture, Forests, Fisheries, Biodiversity and Habitat.
And finally Climate and Energy.

The absolutely most interesting thing with the environmental performance index is without a doubt the combined quality of life impact that each nation has on a global scale since that is truly what the index evaluates. That global impact is of course, what actually matters now that we live in this global era of Anthropocene. What you do, your way of life is not just locally important anymore. The things you guys do in your own city and country is not just about that small block or you and your neighbor. In our modern, connected world, for better and worse, what you and your city and country do, and how you conduct yourself matters globally for all of us.

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Birds elope with the sun by the Agonist
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Look at that, a better world with each passing day

Climate change, sustainability, individual health, the way we impact ourselves and each other. These are the real hallmarks of how well a nation is performing in our mutually shared modern day world. And that is how we as humans define our own shared future. Our mutual future of our global and individual well-being, healthy lives, food security, and clean air.

Poverty and hunger. Improved food quality and nutrition, Equality, improved health and longevity. Modern, clean energy, non-polluted safe water, cars and industries, and food producers that do not destroy our health and planet.




Climate change, in the words of UN Secretary-General Ban-Ki Moon, is the “defining issue of our era,”.

And he is right because all these things directly tie into each other. Just as how we as individuals, directly and indirectly, affect each other all around planet Earth.

So how about the 2016 environmental performance Index and what it tells us about life on this beautiful pagan plant.


tomorrow is gorgeous

Looking at the index we can see that between 2000 to 2014, Paraguay lost a bat shit crazy 24.6 percent of its entire tree cover, more than anywhere else on Earth. And that is certainly not how to do it. We need sustainable, thriving forests. Trees are vital when it comes to maintaining a thriving wildlife and a healthy nation. Healthy thriving forests are also crucial when it comes to mitigating climate change.



Gladly tho, Paraguay has, since 2012, seen a 40 percent decrease in tree cover loss, aided by the Zero Deforestation Law and other newly minted conservation initiatives.
However, to recover from the current situation that progress has to be maintained and incrementally improved even further upon.

And other nations all around the world, tells us about similar, positive changes in recent years. Take Costa Rica, Rwanda and all of Scandinavia for instance.



When it comes to climate and energy one of many positive standouts is Costa Rica which managed to achieve a 99 percent renewable energy generation already in 2015.

All while other nations like Rwanda still rely on charcoal and firewood which together accounted for 75 percent of the country’s 2012 energy consumption. Which is bad of course.

But

Rwanda do have an ambitious goal to provide it's entire population with 75% renewable energy no later than 2030.

And in the cold north, the Scandinavian nations are all doing very well when it comes to reaching 100% renewable energy production as soon as possible.
Right now Iceland leads the world with the lowest CO2 emissions per kWh indicator, with almost all of its electricity and heat generation derived from renewable energy sources. For natural reasons, geothermal energy provides more than 87 percent of Iceland's heat and hot water demand.



While it is true that much more can and needs to be done, worldwide, in every single nation, city, and village.



What I also see not just in the EPI index for 2016, but everywhere in the world, is wonderful progression towards something that can only be described as pretty amazing.

Just look at Rwanda and the immense change they will do in roughly 10 years time.

Things like this happen all over the world every single day.


There will always be some negative voices like Donald Trump in the world, there will always be those that would wish for the entire world to never progress.

But those voices have already lost.

Every single day we make progress towards a healthier and more sustainable world. A world that is more equal, less wasteful, more developed, efficient, safe and advanced, all at once.

Yes, it took us an awful lot of time to reach this turning point, but now we truly have. More needs to be done, much more. But every day we are one day closer to a much better world, and that progress towards a much better tomorrow is what I see in this years environmental performance index and the actions of various nations across the world.

So, who are the best nations in the world when it comes to those 9 essential and global metrics?

Well, I am proud to say that Scandinavia leads the world, claiming all 4 top spots with Iceland, Finland and Sweden being the only nations in the world with an EPI score above 90. But what truly matters is the fact that as a whole, the entire world is now rapidly improving on all these things that actually matters ( No Donald Trumps fearful dystopian ideas, they do not matter and best of all, that is not the future we are all building ).

website article
http://www.anorseview.com/?q=epi-2016


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wolves
stories from my world

Inside my own realm of
life capricious, so fleeting, and shapes
of proud
people
that walk like vikings
The ones that never left, our world
from eons past
And tomorrows day, these things
that still hold
their shape and form in a sea of wild storms and
withered souls

We grow
Like fleeting mist around the base
of mountains so cold, that becomes
A giant that up from his knees rise
from the deep blue
to stand and climb the towering worlds

I can now see, the shapes of trees
Across the water
Slow it crawls, across our field
of view

We near the shore
until soon
without a sound
tomorrows land becomes
this day too

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Tattered banners and bloody flags by Amon Amarth
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It's the primal call of the Viking that is communicating :). Glad you liked it :)
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the trees, that dream
of your name

These trees that stand, here, on this hill
They sometimes crave your delighted mind, as they dream
Of far away mountains
In this night of dreams, and somewhat painted
fools

Rain, soon a torrent stir
Amongst their roots, can you still
remember, all that water?

Like an echo far out at sea
The mud that travels on the wings
Of bumblebees

There they stand
The trees that whisper
Your name, in the night and sea

I wasn't going to post this for a few more weeks, but god damn, it is such a beautiful time of the year so I am taking a spontaneous summer's break and sending you guys off to enjoy your summer and winter with my photo and my short piece of writing.

Hope you enjoy it and have a wonderful time guys and girls :).

ps.
In the unlikely :P event that you like this photo enough to actually want to own it, you will later this year be able to buy it as a gorgeous and thick, stand alone, glass print that somehow soaks up the ambience and light of your living space. Gorgeous stuff I tell you :)

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sleeping stars by Wintersun
https://open.spotify.com/track/5wldLik2T3G8YfTWqAy4Yy
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If/when I do it I Will be sure to let you know Ellie :)
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happy bday G+
five years of adventures, aeons more to go

I can of course not say that G+ turning 5 is cause for actual cataclysmic global celebrations. But none the less, here it is. A softly spoken 5-year-old stranded on a world that has already seen so many incredible changes since the summer of 2011.



We have been guided by a long stretch of planetary record-setting warm months, but now it has ferried us all into the shore of the summer of 2016 ( the southern hemisphere is freezing their balls off right now, or so they think at least since they do not really know what a proper winter is like ) and as the summer solstice came with ever lasting days, G+, in turn became 5 years old.



Our birthday entity was launched in a warm and beautiful summer back in 2011, and like a black swan amongst the sea of mostly white swans, it has since day one stood out. Some have held it´s flag up high, while others have talked up the horde of meaningless twitter swarms and fb click bait bots.



The + however, flawed and beautiful, and human as we all are, have continually shape shifted and course corrected in the torrent of life, but as all things should, always kept improving, transforming and growing up.

As we evolve, so do the + too.
And by now it is truly coming into it's own.

But for me, G+ turning 5 is less about that, and more about how the plus also served to bring me one of the most exquisite gifts there ever was in life.

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Battle in the shadow by Unleash the Archers
https://open.spotify.com/track/6ZEhGQ5igUlOjA2ZjoIQX6


What matters in life has Never been the endless horde of fleeting people, the zombies and dull moments which you sleepwalked through. Life joy and worth is not about the dips and lows that we all encounter as we go by with just living.

The magical essence of life is not about the sameness of the strawberry, It's about the delicious and tasty, rejuvenating thing that strawberries are for you, it is about the unique individual spark it ignites in you.



What truly matters for us all, at the core of who we are, is not the diminishing words of holy books and grumpy people telling us that nooo, you can not be happy. You can not enjoy love and sex, or freedom because you were born a woman so you can not be allowed to have orgasms and sex and love that caters to your own joy and needs.

Those oppressive things do not matter. Such things are based on others selfish oppression, they are born from confusion and human fear, not life´s truth and wisdom.



The things that matter are the things and times in life that carries with them something real for you. Real joy, fulfilling love, the rare sex and friendship that do blow your mind just by its own nature. Gender, race, national borders, wealth and money matters not when faced with that simple truth.



Appreciation, calm, laughter, gratitude, the reality of life, the real needs of people. Real education, real health care. The things each and every one of us truly enjoy and need for life to blossom and so forth in all it´s endless perpetuity and all thing else et cetera.

All the things that bring with them a real and enjoyable response in you.

Be it the world's most amazing 'whatever'.
What matters is that whatever it was, it gifted you with that gracious experience and real response inside of you.




What does not matter is what or who they are, if they are life altering big or small everyday stuff. Expensive or free, how often they happen or not.

Its real value do not ever change depending on if it happens on a daily small stuff level, or someone else's approval.

Others fantasies have no impact on the real value of life for you.




It does not matter if these things are rare things you get to do and taste just a few times in a single year or just a handful of times over the course of your entire life.

What matters is that you did get lucky enough to experience those moments and things.


That you felt it. and that you are wise enough to appreciate that life improving thing for exactly what it is.



So for me, what actually matters about G+ is the moments in life, and the company those moments were shared with that absolutely would Never have happened if Google had not given birth to G+ back in 2011.


And as such, every year that g+ turns one year older, I will always greet that birthday with a joy that is always there and would never have been there had it not been for the birth of g+ summer of 2011.

Happy bday G+ and to all of you, have a wonderful Summer ( or not so cold winter down south ).

#Gplus5

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http://www.anorseview.com/?q=summerof2016-plusturned5
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Individual health is global health, and vice versa
how to feed 10 billion people, make the planet, and people healthy turns out to be the answer

Farming 2.0 which makes use of both high tech advancements in technology and science, as well as sustainable, organic principles holds the key to feeding our global population while also preserving our planet.

In a study published earlier this year, scientists making use of 500 different food production scenarios focused in on the task of feeding a global population of 9.6 billion people without expanding our farmland footprint which we already use.




the conclusion

What the study found only strengthen what I have talked about for quite some time now, and that is that enough food can easily be produced by adopting organic and sustainable - high tech farming.

Making farming 2.0 something that benefits both your own and our planet's health.

In the study, the cold hard numbers showed the following.

Vegetarians:

If people started eating a more plant, fruit and berry based diet with much lower meat consumption.

Existing farmland would then feed 10 billion people with a 94% success rate without needing to expand at all upon our global food production footprint and with much lower resource drain and global pollution.

As a sidenote:

The much healthier food would also result in way healthier people, greatly improving everyday life for each person but also improve the global economy. And let´s not forget one very important thing here, the quoted 94% number would be much higher if food producers and consumers not only go green and sustainable as in the study but also adopt all the high tech aspects of farming 2.0, benefits that isn't included in the study.

Business as usual:

The same wasteful current day farming and food production would however only be able to feed 15% of the estimated 10 billion human population if the entire world adopted the red meat/crap food based Western-style diet.

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the life I remember by Once Human
https://open.spotify.com/track/0Ht9BAMzE81vhr3RXkdiCJ

Science study:
http://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms11382
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super intense workouts need quite a lot of additional recovery
the science of a healthy life

Usually we healthy, fitness people talk and talk about all the healthy choices we can make in life as far as working out and eating go. And that is of course all well and good. People need daily activity and healthy food choices. But ample recovery and proper sleep is equal part important if improved health and fitness is of interest for you.

So, please be aware of how much more taxing it is for your recovery time if you decide to start doing super and giant sets like I did in my most recent biceps, triceps and abs workout.


As a general thumb of rule, born out of current scientific facts and not gym rat superstition, while your muscle normally recover more or less in full 48 hours after a challenging workout, it will take the same muscle at least 5 whole days to recover after the same workout if you use intense and challenging super or giant sets.

So, if you feel like doing your arms this week like a proper viking, do not forget that your arms will need an increase in recovery time as well, but if you are still up for it, hit the link for the full run down.

Short summary of the article

I decided to switch some minor things up, resulting in a wonderful and sweaty challenge.

After 5 set of close grip bench press for triceps I decided to create one giant set by combining dips ( triceps ) and barbell curls ( biceps ) with a special biceps pull up version of "hanging leg raises".

I repeated this giant set 3 times before finishing my workout with 3 set of biceps dumbbell curls for each arm ( no rest between sets for those dumbbells ) and one more set of hanging leg raises.

In addition, todays workout ended with 5 minute of sprint intervals and 20 minute of mma.

website article, biceps and triceps workout
http://www.anorseview.com/?q=vikingstyle-biceps-triceps-abs-sprintcardio-mma
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Mutual symbiosis
Wild animals and Homo Sapiens

Once, we hunted with wild wolves. Not from domestication or forced cooperation. But instead, humans and equally wild wolves formed a natural and mutually beneficial symbiosis between two predatory species. Just as how we and wolves, once hunted together with wild ravens in the cold north. Fast forward to 2016, and this natural evolution that at times have allowed humans to work together with wild animals have given us another wonderful cross-species partnership.



This time, the greater honeyguide bird species and human honey hunters in northern Mozambique, Africa are the ones that work in tandem to conquer the sweet treasures of African bees. And unlike so many other animal/people relations, this is a real partnership benefitting both species equally much and initiated by the birds as often as it is by the human honey hunters.


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Scarlet heritage by Semblant
https://open.spotify.com/track/094ne4wJvnfJvHOeTimtVC



The honeyguide bird led the way to the African bees’ nest 75% of the time

The researchers involved in the study soon concluded that when the human honey hunters special bird call was used, the honeyguide birds would around 75% of the time not just show up, but also lead the way to a proper bees’ nest.

But the question remained whether the 'honey hunters’ call specifically signaled to the birds that willing honey hunting people were around with the intent of finding honey. Or if it was simply a question of the birds noticing nearby people.





This is, after all, a wild bird species that long ago had noticed that it could all by their own calls and sounds actually summon people to help the birds deal with the bees. But had the bird now also learned to actually listen for people to signal in a proper way that 'yes', we are willing to go and find some honey right now.




“It seems to be a two-way conversation between our own species and a wild animal from which both those partners benefit,” Spottiswoode wondered.

“could this really be an example of reciprocal communication between humans and a wild animal?” the scientists wondered.



72 honey hunting adventures

To find out, the scientists involved in the study took part in 72 honey-hunting expeditions. During each of them one of three different sounds was played, one was the proper 'honey-hunters’ signal, while the other two sounds, were used as simple control sounds to try and see if there would be a statistically significant difference.



The researchers did conclude by the end of the study the honeyguides were more than twice as likely to lead the way when the proper “brrrr-hm” sound was used, compared to the two control sounds. The proper sound prompted the bird to not just show up, but to also guide the honey hunters to a succesfull honey hunt 75% of the time.


This should of course not really be that much of a surprise for anyone that has spent enough time with wild and domesticated animals. There are plenty of cases clearly showing animals quite rapidly picking up on the proper cues that this is a willing human being that it might prove beneficial to work with.

But it is of course very interesting to see such a large scale cross species symbiosis develop between humans and a wild bird species across a large part of Africa.



You see, the most fascinating aspect of all this is that the Yao honey hunters have their own specific calls for the honeyguides, while other African tribes have developed other sounds to signal to the birds. Something which the authors suggest, indicates that the honeyguides´ve developed their own local language and intepretation reflecting that of the humans they interact with.



Spottiswoode said
“This suggests that honeyguides seem to attach meaning, and respond appropriately, to the signal that specifically advertises people’s’ willingness to cooperate,” she said.



Stuart West, professor of evolutionary biology at the University of Oxford agrees.
“The honeyguide kind of understands what the human is saying,”
“If we think of domesticated animals, pets, and livestock, we can train them to respond to specific signals,” he added, “but to have something like that in a wild animal is quite special.”






And, as such the great honeyguide bird join the ranks of wolves and ravens which through their own free will and natural evolution have chosen to join the small ranks of wild animals working in mutually beneficial symbiosis together with us humans, while in every way there is remaining free and wild. A natural cooperation which we, in turn, have opted to respect and allow both species to benefit from in beautiful equality.

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i am happy to provide it all :) - Thank you very Much +Monique Helfrich and +nooshin azadi :)
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Lifting Weights will give you a more hot, chic and healthy feminine body
Minka Kelly style

Just like moving about, doing everyday cardio, we were all of us born to lift weights. It´s great for your health and longevity and together with healthy food, the great creator of a fit and toned ( and healthy ) body.

It is very true that I normally will tell people to lift weights 5 days per week. But I also understand that not every person will enjoy lifting weights enough to actually stick to a workout plan that demands 5 days of weight lifting per week. And as such, keep in mind that lifting challenging weights by doing bigger compound exercises two days per week is enough to allow you a much stronger and much more functional, healthy and toned body.

Something always beats nothing.

Always remember that.





And when those two days of lifting weights are supplemented by seven days of healthy food and 3 days of more intense and challenging cardio, such as yoga and martial arts, climbing mountains or flipping monster truck wheels the results will continue to add up and over time always persist.




Resulting in greatly lowered amounts of unhealthy body fat, while providing you with a strong and toned, feminine body that is both healthy, sexy and capable of athletic feats.




Weight lifting exercises for this workout plan consists of the following exercises.
Squats
Deadlift
Barbell standing row
Shoulder press
Bench press
Dips
Chins
Hanging leg raises
Lunges

Hit the website for the complete "Healthy fit. Toned & girly chic" workout plan.
http://www.anorseview.com/?q=workoutplan-7day-version2-minkakelly

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Cry of the black birds by Amon Amarth
https://open.spotify.com/track/1Fj3SwH4PwLL0N1y6e0ojz

Model and photography: Minka Kelly https://www.instagram.com/p/BGXnRjxlk2Y/?taken-by=minkakelly

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oh it was nothing fancy at all, sugar free yogurt, an Apple and fresh berries picked outside in My garden. As simple as it gets, but damn yummy, and healthy :)
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Outside those nightmarish critters from hell place called Australia, Queensland. A small thing called the Great Barrier Reef has been bleeding, bleaching and dying for quite some time now.

And no, we can not blame mother nature for it. The main reason is us people. The great plague :), that´s us. Irresponsible and near sighted. But, down here on Earth things do not remain stuck in a negative spiral. We can always turn course and change tomorrow. And as such, in order to save sharks, and countless of other species that calls the Great Barrier Reefs their home, and the reefs themselves, the World Wide Fund has decided to simply buy the 100 000 US$ license that allows commercial fisheries to destroy and ravage one of this world's most vital little wonders.


In order to do that tho, the WWF needs you. Exposure, action, simple choices and money is the things with which we can help make the world a better tomorrow ( and of course, real soon that tomorrow will be today ).

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/jul/13/wwf-buys-shark-fishing-licence-on-great-barrier-reef-to-scrap-it
 
WWF raising funds to buy a shark fishing license on the Great Barrier Reef to protect sharks
#shark #savesharks #sharkawarenessday #ocean #environment #Australia

Over the past ten years record numbers of sharks have been caught on the Queensland coast, causing catastrophic damage to the ocean ecosystem on the reef, evidenced by the increasing bleaching and dying of the Coral reef.
Of course sharks aren't the only factor - there are many detrimental forces negatively impacting the Reef. But sharks are vital to the ecosystem.

So the World Wide Fund for Nature is bidding to buy the fishing license in order to throw it away, thereby protecting the sharks - and the whole reef.

Happy shark awareness day

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health and fitness
a simple daily choice

Lifelong health and fitness is for all of us about this super simple recipe.

Wake up every day and choose to make healthy choices that day too.
Eat healthy food this day too, keep your body engaged and active as good as you can at this point in time.

Rince and repeat both of those things on a daily basis.


And keep doing it for all of life, or at the very least for as long as you wish to remain as healthy and as fit as you enjoy being.

website version
30 minute or so long form article read about life long health and fitness
http://www.anorseview.com/?q=fitbeyond40-yourfitnesstribe

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Erodent by Borknagar
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Sea Shepherd and our polluted global waters
the science of a healthy life

Nothing needed for me to say here, I have talked about toxins in fish before, water pollution and the growing amount of debris and other issues with our open seas that all comes right back to bite our collective global ass.

So instead of me talking yet again about it, head on over to Sea Shepherds newly launched site and initiative, read up, and help out. In the end, helping the planet is you helping your own health and life too.


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"Large percentages of fish now contain man-made debris plastic or fibrous material, which absorbs toxins that consumers of seafood digest.

Birds, sharks, turtles, dolphins and whales are the innocent victims of marine debris. Australia’s CSIRO has warned that 99 percent of the world's seabirds species will be ingesting plastic by 2050 if current marine pollution trends continue."
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wings of a Raven (fiction, young adult, adventures, slightly naughty. Mature story telling)
http://www.anorseview.com/?q=wings-of-a-raven-shortadventures-beneaththestarry-dome

The Velveteen rabbit 2014 (children photography story book)
the velveteen rabbit 2014

Russet Witch 2015 (based on an original story by F Scott Fitzgerald)
Russet Witch

War of the Worlds by H.G Wells
War of the worlds


Personal fav portraiture by another photographer

The daisy fairy queen (photo by my eternal sidekick Teresa published in the velveteen rabbit 2014 book)

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