HOW WOLVES CHANGE RIVERS
I'm pretty sure I posted this a few years ago but it recently turned up again and I find it as impressive and encouraging as before. According to the Youtube page,
”When wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in the United States after being absent nearly 70 years, the most remarkable 'trophic cascade' occurred. What is a trophic cascade and how exactly do wolves change rivers? George Monbiot explains in this movie remix."
HOW TO READ YOUR CAT'S FEELINGS
Cats being as enigmatic as they are, I'm not sure there is much satisfactory explanation here but it's worth a few minutes of your time.
CATS FOR BIDEN
More cat vids showed up this week so here are two political ones. This from Tony Sarmiento:
We’ve got to come together to defeat Donald Trump –– Democrats, Independents, Republicans, and yes, even Demo-cats. pic.twitter.com/LtsTWy7MmI— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) October 17, 2020
AMERICA'S CATS WANT YOU TO VOTE
And a kitty reminder in case you have not yet voted:
THE GRAFFITI OF POMPEI
My friend John Gear sent this. It might be a little raw for some but hey, we're all grownups here.
I'm obsessed with the graffiti found on the walls of Pompeii.— Marina Amaral (@marinamaral2) October 21, 2020
Vico d' Eumachia, brothel: "Gaius Valerius Venustus, soldier of the 1st praetorian cohort, in the century of Rufus, screwer of women."
Guys, you haven't changed a bit.
TICKET WITHOUT A SEAT
A small, important life lesson for us all.
DAVID HOCKNEY TALKING ABOUT VINCENT VAN GOGH
TGB reader Mary Evans Young sent this lovely video.
Yesterday, Friday, was a really rough day for me. Not pain as sometimes happens. Without tempting fate by saying too much out loud, that has been increasingly controllable.
But tiredness, dejection, weakness so deep I can barely walk across the room or write even a few words on the computer screen - so much so that I almost skipped preparing this blog post for today. Then, as a distraction, I checked email and found a note from friend Edie Birken.
It doesn't change the circumstance or what I'm feeling about it but it makes it go easier. This is what she sent:
Interesting Stuff is a weekly listing of short takes and links to web items that have caught my attention; some related to aging and some not, some useful and others just for fun.
You are all encouraged to submit items for inclusion. Just click “Contact” at the top of any Time Goes By page to send them. I'm sorry that I won't have time to acknowledge receipt and there is no guarantee of publication. But when I do include them, you will be credited and I will link to your blog.