Stemming the Tide of Tension

Well, friends, the news does not seem to be getting better.

The Senate race in Massachusetts could be the final nail in the coffin for health care reform.  The Republican contender, Scott Brown, is now neck and neck with the Democrat, Martha Coakley.  If Brown gets in, his vote against the health bill could be disastrous for any forward motion of reform.

The consensus on Haiti is that the worst is still  to come.  How can their possibly be more devastation and suffering than what we have already seen?  I am preparing a new post on the dire and long-term effects that poverty holds over our heads.  I will need another couple of days to get that on-line.  Meanwhile, I encourage you to keep on giving towards alleviating the misery in Haiti.

With all of this tension, I fall back into the animal world.  I find that an escape into their universe, when our human condition is deteriorating, is often uplifting and at the very least, diversionary from the everyday drag of bad news.  Enjoy the following:

EINSTEIN THE PARROT

POLAR BEAR; I COME IN PEACE

Norbert Rosing’s striking images of a wild polar bear coming upon his tethered sled dogs in the wilds of Canada ‘s Hudson Bay.

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The photographer was sure that he was going to see the end of his dogs when the polar bear wandered in.

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The Polar Bear returned every night that week to play with the dogs.

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