Buffaloes beat Lions

Presented for your viewing enjoyment, an unscripted nature vignette with subversive political overtones. (It starts to get really interesting at about the 3:30 mark.)


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  1. I always did like the African wildebeest at Addo Elephant Park.

    …the calf probably died from its wounds. 😦

  2. I think perhaps the appropriate lesson for us is well articulated by poet Carl Sandburg:

    The people yes
    The people will live on.
    The learning and blundering people will live on.
    They will be tricked and sold and again sold
    And go back to the nourishing earth for rootholds,
    The people so peculiar in renewal and comeback,
    You can’t laugh off their capacity to take it.
    The mammoth rests between his cyclonic dramas.

    The people so often sleepy, weary, enigmatic,
    is a vast huddle with many units saying:
    “I earn my living.
    I make enough to get by
    and it takes all my time.
    If I had more time
    I could do more for myself
    and maybe for others.
    I could read and study
    and talk things over
    and find out about things.
    It takes time.
    I wish I had the time…

    There are men who can’t be bought.
    The fireborn are at home in fire.
    The stars make no noise,
    You can’t hinder the wind from blowing.
    Time is a great teacher.
    Who can live without hope?

    In the darkness with a great bundle of grief
    the people march.
    In the night, and overhead a shovel of stars for keeps, the people
    “Where to? what next?”

  3. That is a great poem…so I will check out the author.

    …you do have the ability to find the right words Jim. 🙂