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

Blue morpho butterfly

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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521 thoughts on “About

  1. I came across your blog by accident as some might say. I just saw the headline saying “Dear Kitty” and I had to think about Anne Frank inmediatly so I sticked by your site and I like it a lot :) You have really inspiring thoughts.
    Keep it going! Hugs from Germany!

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  3. Thanks so much for following First Night History. I’ve been following you as First Night Design for some time but WP had cleverly managed to stop the email notifications (it’s happened before!). So I unfollowed and followed again as that seems to be the only reliable solution. I’m so glad to have you back on my radar, so to speak!

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