"I am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of a whole human being. ~ Abraham Lincoln"
New Waterford, NS, Canada
female, age 66
married, 2 children
Joined Dec 19, 2006
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"Not the least hard thing to bear when they go from us, these quiet friends, is that they carry away with them so many years of our own lives." ~ John Galsworthy
||Dec 19, 2006
||Meeting Friends, Support a Cause
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(PBS) Public Broadcasting Service, .., Beats4Change, DUO for World Peace, Dog Lovers, GAVI Alliance Immunize Every Child, GLBT Rights Global, IN MEMORY OF CARE2 MEMBERS WHO HAVE PASSED AWAY, Warriors for the Voiceless
June 05, 1950
||Retired teacher - high school English, mostly.
Married, two sons.
A reader, a movie buff, a writer, a dog owner, a player of keyboards, an aging agitator, a die-hard supporter of the SPCA.
I have no patience with religious extremism of any stripe.
Intolerance and cruelty are the greatest sins.
Kindness is the greatest - and most underrated - virtue.
"Love the animals: God has given them the rudiments of thought and joy untroubled." ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky
||Introduce yourself to Jeanne
Harry and A Boy Named Sue
a mind-thine-own-business Christian
Vegetarian meals 3 days a week,
TRYING TO BE HEALTHY - FAILING MISERABLY,
should eat better
|Wild Fact About Me
||I lived and worked for 32 years in Canada's north, including 6 years in a town of 68 people where Mac and I were the only two teachers.
||Thou shalt be tolerant. If thou canst not, thou shalt shut up about it.
|What Gives Me Hope
||God. And some good people.
|If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by
||exiling all abusers of all sorts to an island where they would have to vent their sadistic tendencies on one another.
|What/who changed my life and why
||'To Kill A Mockingbird', which I read when I was 10.
It was the first book that gave me a glimpse of a world I didn't like much.
|What Bugs Me
testing products on animals,
Religious extremism of any ilk,
Any one that would hurt an animal,
any one that would hurt a woman,
Any one that would hurt a child,
My dog Merlin,
My Irish ancestors
|What Scares Me
Stupid people with power,
Stupid people in large groups,
War - Cruelty - Greed - Indifference,
||"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." ~ Mahatma Gandhi
The Killer Angels,
A Great Deliverance,
The Bastard King,
The World Without Us,
Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels,
The Great Shame,
The Last Prince of Ireland,
Wellington: The Years of the Sword,
Shelby Foote's 'Civil War: A Narrative'
All kinds including:,
Night of the Hunter,
Inherit The wind,
Ken Burns' documentaries,
The Truman Show,
Kingdom of Heavan,
Inherit The Wind,
The Last King of Scotland,
Children of Men,
Touching Evil (British version),
Inspector Lynley Mysteries,
The Pillars of the Earth,
Did I mention coffee?
the cabin at the lake,
|Can't Live Without
||Introduce yourself to Jeanne
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