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And that bravery is inherited. My "Guardian Angel" has stood face to face through the fence with a bear 5 times her size, never flinching in the defense of her charges
It isn't just the little dogs that fall to the Lions. The father of my Great Pyrenees who was easily 150 pounds was killed by a mountain lion in Maybell.
(Of course he attacked the lion to drive it away from the livestock.)
regarding love as a chemical reaction, what other chemical reaction has purpose?
oxygen will always combine with carbon, hydrogen, or other elements when the environmental conditions are right.
but complex hydrocarbons do not reproduce themselves unless infused with life. it is that vital force, spiritual energy, that gives purpose, consciousness, and intelligence to previously inanimate matter.
in fact, the mandate to procreate is primary, ascendant even over that to survive.
in the case of humans of course it also requires two decades of child rearing to have done so successfully
as with every other aspect of the extremely complex species Homo sapiens, our sexual engagement has taken myriad diverse expressions. if you don't believe that read the list of fetishes available to the porn aficianado.
Rhys, to address your mention of love, what's love got to do with it, it is compassion affection and the willingness to give of one's self that are among the strongest drivers of societal advancement.
The bonding for life of the male and female can be the most fulfilling of relationships in existence.
I'm taking a trip back east next week to see mom and dad. She turned 92 three weeks ago, he is 96. married over 70 years now, I am sure that it is their devotion to each other and to the raising of their children (grandchildren great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren) that has given them such good health and happiness in their 10th decade.
I called dad helps a couple of months ago to have him remind me which poem of his it was that described the experiencing of pleasures by the earth worm and why flies will only trust other flies. He immediately replied, oh that is "Consciousness" and quoted all 24 lines from memory.
now I know that he and mom have as much sexual pleasure as their physical condition will allow, always have. Seems there's not much deterioration of mental function as a result.
traditionally, intoxication has been regarded as problematic for society as well as for the individual.
the growing embrace of the culture of celebration of intoxication is having ramifications throughout society.
some of the concerns raised by this article warrant more detail. I am particularly concerned to learn that sex addiction can cause deterioration of the brain. As my new wife wishes to become pregnant, I have predictably participated to a degree that was quite different from the level I had to become accustom to with my late wife.
Am I putting my brain at risk by coupling so frequently?
At what point does participation in sexual activity constitute sex addiction? Obviously the compulsion to engage in sexual activity is as fundamental as that to survive, they are inextricably connected with living.
Unless someone can offer a better definition, I will assume that it is like the drinkers definition of an alcoholic. No matter how much or how often drink you're not an alcoholic unless it is destructive to your life or those of your loved ones.
The blight survey did not specify the condition that exists in the photographs. in a few cases it was obvious such as a close up of peeling paint on a downtown building, and others and obvious abrupt end of a sidewalk.
That to my mind was one of the major flaws of that professional survey, that it did not give more specific detail of the conditions it documented.
I had not heard that my house has been declared blighted by the City Council. That may be an assumption made because there was a picture of my property as an example of a location where one of the conditions described as blight exists.
That condition may very well be the fence along my property line which is leaning downhill due to the city road cut being left to steep for stability. if some of those funds could be used to shore up that road cut it would alleviate that particular "blight condition".
So here is a compromise solution. reduce the minimum term for unregulated rentals from 30 days to 2 weeks.
And while the particularly avaricious owners may bemoan the theoretical lost income potential, the reality is that many vacation rentals are occupied only 7 to 14 days a month anyway, as two or three day weekend based rentals are most common.
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