For several years now on each weekend day I usually drive the 12 miles or so to the next small town where my son lives as there is an excellent dog walking area there thus allowing my ‘goldie’ to have a great field walk and call in to see my son.On some occasions I collect my granddaughter and she walks the dog with me.
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Almost 20 years after the last surviving brush-tailed rock-wallaby in Victoria was captured for a breeding program, the little marsupials are starting to see a glimmer of success.The rock-wallaby, known as “the shadow”, was once considered locally extinct in the Grampians.
Source: Joey marks end of ‘tough times’ for resurgent rock-wallabies in western Victoria – Science News – ABC News
The first experience of Australia, for most international visitors, is an area of destroyed shorebird habitat: Sydney’s Kingsford Smith Airport.This flat tidal zone once provided a feeding point for thousands of migratory shorebirds. The birds still come, but in far smaller numbers.The birds come to Botany Bay, and other mudflats across Australia and New Zealand, every year to eat. They aim to get so fat that they’ll start to look like feathered sumo wrestlers.
Source: Flying for their lives – Science News – ABC News
I’ve laid out here why Russia is not our friend, how, despite these facts, President Trump and his associates have cozied up to Russia, and how Russia is attacking the core of our democracy—our elections. It’s clear that for the future of our country and the integrity of our democracy, we cannot let these attacks go un-answered.
Source: Now What? | Congressman Eric Swalwell
Despite Russia’s harmful national interests against the U.S., and its human rights violations around the world, President Trump and his team are directly and indirectly tied to Russia.Throughout the 2016 presidential election, President Trump not only refused to criticize Russian President Vladimir Putin, but was even friendly and accommodating in his remarks. In his own words, President Trump called President Putin “highly respected.” More recently, President Trump put the U.S. on equal moral footing with Russia when responding to Bill O’Reilly’s question about Putin being a “killer,” saying “We’ve got a lot of killers… you think our country’s so innocent?” This is absolutely false moral equivalence, and unheard of for the President of the United States to insult and demean the country he leads.
Source: Russia: Trump & His Team’s Ties | Congressman Eric Swalwell
When Robert Webster, a physician in Jasper, Georgia, died, in 2004, he was survived by his wife of more than half a century, two daughters, four grandchildren, and a single word, which he had coined himself: “endling,” defined as the last person, animal, or other individual in a lineage. According to Bruce Erickson, a former colleague of Webster’s, the story of “endling” began at a convalescent center in suburban Atlanta in the mid-nineteen-nineties, when a patient told Webster that she was the only surviving member of her family.
Source: What Do You Call the Last of a Species? – The New Yorker
A decade ago, I wrote about the death of ephemeral conversation. As computers were becoming ubiquitous, some unintended changes happened, too: Before computers, what we said disappeared once we’d said it. Neither face-to-face conversations nor telephone conversations were routinely recorded. A permanent communication was something different and special; we called it correspondence.
Source: The rise of doxing: how to keep your secrets in a world where not even the CIA is safe