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Blogging on animals, peace and war, science, social justice, women’s issues, arts, and much more.

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When I started blogging at ModBlog in January 2005, I wrote (and I will repeat it here, to prevent it from going down with, now in 2011, Blogsome):

Dear Kitty,

Welcome, to read the diary as I write.

Like Anne Frank 63 years ago, I am starting something while unable to predict how the world around me will evolve.

I hope this will be a many-sided diary. I hope I will be able to write much on new discoveries on ancient cultures; new poems; new paintings; new scientific discoveries in medicine, the lives of birds, and much more.

However, political and economic power being in the hands where they are now, I fear that I will have to write much on “four more years” of war in Iraq and elsewhere; rich getting richer and poor getting poorer; torture in Guantanamo Bay and elsewhere; environmental destruction by corporations and governments.

Still, I hope that I will also be able to report on people fighting against these phenomena; for a better, more peaceful and just world.

In chaos theory, there is the “butterfly effect“: a butterfly in the Amazon rain forest, flapping its wings, usually does not cause a storm far away, felling mighty trees.

However, in some unusual circumstances, it does.

May there be favourable circumstances for bloggers and others speaking truth to power! “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee”, as Muhammad Ali used to say.

So, dear Kitty, see you again!

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  4. Thank you for “Liking” the post, “My Life In A Hole”. Streets Of Our World, on my photography blog http://www.throughharoldslens.com. On behalf of the Through Harold’s Lens Creative Team, my trusty sidekick Mr. SLR Nikon, his brother Mr. Pen Pal and myself, we truly appreciate your enjoyment. We hope you continue to join us on our journeys.  

    Best Regards,
    Harold

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  8. Hello Petel41

    Many thanks for extending the ‘Field of Flowers’ award to my blog. I really appreciate it when the author of a blog as brilliant as ‘DearKitty’ enjoys TheNaturephile enough to offer an award. I won’t be able to accept the award, but please allow me to explain why:

    I believe that if a fellow blogger is sufficiently appreciative to extend an award then I owe it to that blogger to reciprocate and fulfil the requirements of the award. But I previously found myself spending so much time that I didn’t actually have on the awards process that I didn’t have time for my own posts. So I decided then that I would not accept awards.

    But to show my appreciation I would instead dedicate my next post to the awarder and post a link to their blog. So please don’t misconstrue my reticence as the result of insouciance or ingratitude; that is definitely not the case – I know how much effort people put into the awards, and I do appreciate it when when my blog is nominated.

    Thanks again and best wishes!

    The Naturephile

    • Hi Finn, thanks for your extensive explanation!

      I completely understand why you and some other bloggers don’t write extensive posts on awards. All awards are completely voluntary :)

      Meanwhile, I hope that the nomination has caused a few more people to get to know your fine blog!

      Al best wishes to you!

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  16. Thank you for adding my ancient Gambia experience as a related post. I echo your sentiments so keep flapping those wings. If we all do one day the draft may blow the psychopaths away!!

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