Funny things are we, hairless bipedal primates with bifocal vision and opposable thumb. Though mankind is considered the paragon of animals, we still havent strayed far from the cave. From the first stone tools, to the iron age, to the splitting of the atom we still gravitate along the lines of social animal affiliation in a variety of ways. Sports teams, religion, even the pecking order at the office coffee pot. A wise man (he was a migrant worker with a lame eye) once told me, "with animals its food, with people its money… aint no different". Case in point, ever see two dogs scrap over a bone ? Ever seen supposedly loving siblings carve eachother up when grandpa bequeaths his fortune to charity ? Apart from the final fight or flight instinct to survive, in the tepid interim most humans do seem to want to belong. Langauges differentiate nationality, religions divide rather than unify the brotherhood of man and people come to blows over sports rivalries. Pack mentality. It's one of the reasons Ive always been cat person. Fresh mice, a ball of yarn and a warm barn. Done.
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Did you remember to change your clocks ? Did you "fall back" and thus gain an hours sleep as we said goodbye over the weekend to "Daylight Saving Time" ? Most modern devices do this for you automatically, which is good because I never knew how to do it on the VCR.
Its November. The only month that starts with a "No". Apologies in advance if it's your favorite month, time of year or your birthday. Im just not a big fan of November. It starts to get dark early, the cold air moves in calling a halt to carefree barefoot days basking in the sunshine, the trees lose their leaves and we're left with bare sticks in the rain. November just aint happenin for me, sorry.
It's Halloween. We've been looking at the fun side of the harmless holiday in recent days, but today we provide information that very well could save your life: