October 11, 2013
The generosity of the universe
Arpad (pronounced Ar-pod), our Great Pyrenees and security chief for Goat Rope Farm, loves this time of the year. As deer hunters hit the woods, they often leave behind such tasty offerings as legs and spines, sometimes both all joined together. These are sources of delight for a good month or two starting when the leaves start to turn.
The above picture shows his treasure haul for the day. And the season is still young.
For Arpad, it's proof that the universe is bountiful and generous. It's all good. The Pod abides.
HOW BOUT THOSE POLLS? It looks like the government shutdown/hostage crisis thing hasn't worked out too well for House Republicans.
A GRIEF OBSERVED. My friend the Rev. Jim Lewis recently lost his wife Judy after a long battle with cancer. Here are some of his reflections on dealing with loss.
ELEPHANTS get the point. Too bad some people don't.
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WE KNOW FROM "OKLAHOMA" that the farmer and the cowman should be friends. Apparently, it wasn't that easy even thousands of years ago.
GOAT ROPE ADVISORY LEVEL: ELEVATED