Rescuing Fiction and Non-Fiction | Darius Foroux and his 100 books for you to read.

What I'm going to give you here is not all of Foroux's 100 recommended books (there will be a link to them at the end), only those of the 100 that I have read, and why I think you should, or shouldn't read them. Here's my selection: (1) Meditations by Marcus Aurelius. One of Rome's … Continue reading Rescuing Fiction and Non-Fiction | Darius Foroux and his 100 books for you to read.

Rescuing Nature | the Return of Cecil | when hunting goes bad

From time to time I defend hunting on this site, as I did in my post this week about wild pigs. But that doesn't mean I defend all hunting. This week I learned we have reached the 7th anniversary of the death of Cecil, the famous male lion in Zimbabwe shot by a paying trophy … Continue reading Rescuing Nature | the Return of Cecil | when hunting goes bad

Rescuing Nature | Let’s leave wild pigs alone | these unrecognized gardeners of the planet

Here in Ontario, Canada, farmers and naturalists are alarmed about the frequent sightings of wild pigs in the southern part of the province. We're being asked to report any sightings so the authorities can go after them quickly, since experience in the USA has shown that they must be eliminated immediately. So there were a … Continue reading Rescuing Nature | Let’s leave wild pigs alone | these unrecognized gardeners of the planet

Rescuing History | Mexico City and the 1985 Earthquake | the Mole Brigade and the Miracle Babies

Since I started these posts on Mexico, I've been longing to tell this story. At 7:18 am on Sept 19, 1985, Mexico City shook for 3-4 minutes - 412 of its larger buildings completely collapsed and 3,124 were seriously damaged. It was a magnitude 8.1 earthquake, by far the strongest in the region's recorded history. … Continue reading Rescuing History | Mexico City and the 1985 Earthquake | the Mole Brigade and the Miracle Babies