For many years, the sport of pure bred dogs has been my passion. I've loved it and hated it ... so, to every season, turn, turn, turn. Its a highly competitive sport with the *possibility* of instant gratification; but better yet, if you're lucky, long term friendships will be the biggest gratification one will enjoy forever.
The war 'machine' has become much more than metal used to conquer borders. We now have systematic torture and bacterial / viral warfare that is only second to the incessant practice of genocide. The numbers are available, yet the process rears its ugly head daily. And now Ebola - the world should be standing still right now. This pandemic is immediate - not like AIDS that took years to determine.
I believe in God, and I believe my life is much better now because of it. I am tolerant of other faith and do not believe religion is what perpetuates war. I believe people do that all on their own.
I am not of privilege, but consider myself rich from my daily blessings and experiences. Love to travel as a visitor rather than a tourist, to eat ethnic foods ...nothing 'weird' but lots of aromatic spices, and have mastered the art of cooking tofu... still love catfish & hush puppies too.
I do prefer a vegetarian diet,
I love my Chow Chow and birds that sing.
Have a blessed day !