What is Success? To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty; To find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child,... Continue Reading →
We knew he’d been living in the front yard for a while.
What we didn’t know was that he was munching on the tomatoes, leaving them on the vine.
Then, he got sloppy.
He left seed drippings around the outside of the pots.
Busted. In broad daylight.
Like most of us who grew up with Alvin and those adorable cartoon chipmunks, I was always delighted to see them. Until now.
He was eating them green. By the time we caught him, 10-12 tomatoes were ruined.
We had just come to terms with the rabbits and squirrels in our yard.
But this one was bold. We caught him mid-meal.
We tried blocking the entrance to his abode. He just dug out another hole.
Maybe we could devise a trap, and relocate him to the woods ?
And then, a simple suggestion.
“Maybe they are just hungry…try feeding them something, like…
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https://www.facebook.com/crazy.china.8888/videos/vb.262148024128065/295452310797636/?type=3 When I was very little, I did not know where noodles came from. I always found them in a bowl, cooked, I liked them, and that was all I was aware of. When I was in primary school, we visited a family owned noodle factory. They were noodle makers who inherited noodle... Continue Reading →
"Can you kill a person and walk away without ever being held accountable?" My grandfather asked me out of the blue. I was about 8 or 9 years old, and killing was not on my card by any chance - I was somebody who had to be taught it was ok cut cut a piece... Continue Reading →
Weipa was very far away. It was a mining town on red soil. They did surface mining, and I noticed the land around the airport was almost unnaturally flat. Also, there was no McDonald in this little town but they had a Woolworth super market. On arrival, I was told not to go near water.... Continue Reading →
I almost worked there too. It rained and the road closed; and they stopped looking for staff. I cannot begin to imagine what it would be like to live in an area where you may have a long period of isolation due to the weather. You would certainly come to appreciate the greatness of the nature,... Continue Reading →
I almost went to work there. I went to Weipa, instead.
Canberra was a strange place. It is an artificial town / territory that was created solely for the purpose of providing Australia with a capital city. It was a functional city, designed and built from scratch. Even those dams and lakes were artificial. When I first drove to this place, I saw a hill side... Continue Reading →
We use to read stories aloud at school. We would stand up one at a time and read a story to the class; it was one of my favourite things to do. One day, I was given a story of Utopia. I liked that story, because it had a horse in it. Even better, there... Continue Reading →