The news/bafflegab has seemed too crazy today: commentators on national media calling our president a Nazi, senior citizens receiving Medicare railing against government programs (aka, in their case, Medicare), the former governor of Alaska claiming the president's health care program will kill her Down's Syndrome child....it goes on and gets worse by the hour, it seems.
My respite has been to read the marvelous blog Esther Garvi aka Ishtar News. Today she posts about seven Rhodesian Ridgeback pups who were born back home in Niger during her trip to Sweden. She took a photo of each pup today to celebrate their turning 4 months old. Each pup has a name and a personality to match.
The previous post shows a 7 month old filly, one of the many creatures gracing Garvi's Eden Foundation in Niger.
And the post before that shows her marvelous photos of the weather and climate in Niger, and the challenge of drought and starvation her family established the Eden Foundation to meet--and the miraculous trees they've planted to provide cover and sustenance to the families in their region.
Garvi lives a simple life in Niger, physically a desperate place. Despite the starkness of the life, it seems so peaceful there--no hateful commentators on radio or TV egging on totally misguided citizenry being manipulated by corporate greed. The dust storms seem beautiful and welcome by comparison.