The Hunter

I loathe the whole concept of hunting animals as a “sport” – whether it be foxes, or partridges, or lions or bears, or rhinos or elephants etc etc. ~ Alan The Hunter I shot a hunter in the fall, And gave his neck a trim. His head looks better on the...

Inhuman

I believe many will agree with me that animals are our equal – sometimes our superior. ~ Alan Inhuman You call cruel acts “inhuman”. But it’s humans who commit them. So why don’t you call them “human”?   You call barbaric acts “bestial”. But animals do what...

A Walk in the Park

I can’t help wondering from time to whether I am being critically observed from on high ~ Alan A Walk in the Park Walking in the park A stream of bird shit blanked my eye. Was that an accident? Or a message from on high? Comments are welcome Please note that all...

Just a dog

I have “owned” many dogs (or many dogs have “owned” me). For one of them to die is – as all dog lovers know – a deeply traumaticexperience. ~ Alan Just a dog He was just a dog, That’s all he was, they said. And of course he was Just...

People I wish I’d known better

On a personal note…. I wonder how many people wish they hadtalked to their parents more. ~ Alan People I wish I’d known better Here are some of them… Cleopatra. Winston Churchill. Einstein. Chopin. Shakespeare. Dickens. Toulouse Lautrec. Mozart. Jane...