Monday, March 20, 2006

A new albino yeti? What the crab for?

It looks like we have a new friend on the global scene: this is the Yeti Crab - Kiwa hirsuta - Until last year, no one even knew he existed.

Yeti crabs live next to the volcanic vents 7,500 feet beneath the surface, 900 miles south of Easter Island, and they're pretty weird and mysterious creatures: they're blind, albino, only distantly related to other lobsters and crabs and we don't actually know how they manage to survive where they live:

check out this BBC article :

I'm sure soon we'll be finding the Yeti Crab in shop windows as the new must have stuffed toy...

Yeti for dinner anyone??

Tuesday, March 14, 2006


I've just learnt that 'uxorious' means: excessively fond of or submissive to a wife.

Is to be excessively fond of a wife the same as to be submissive?

Is it detrimental to be excessivley fond??

I wonder...

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Just wanted to say

Just wanted to say:

"Keep walking, though there's no place to get to.
Don't try to see through the distances.
That's not for human beings. Move within,
but don't move the way fear makes you move."


Odd feeling

I just thought it was interesting that, according to today's 'Dictionary word of the day' that arrives daily into my inbox:

crapulous = sick from, or marked by, excessive drinking.

Is anyone feeling crapulous today?

Saturday, March 04, 2006

The snowy journey

This morning the clear blue skies and the sun against the snow compelled me to drop all work and enter the snowy fields... walking with no thoughts... just fresh breath being breathed like golden icy air into my cells... and I wandered on...

The tree welcomed me, as it danced with the sun's rays between its bleak yet resilient branches... I spy, with my little eye, something beginning with... and I wandered on...

A family of trees waved in the distance as if encouraging me on... silently they spoke of histories, of seasons like wisdom generations, the swing and sway of events...and I wandered on...

Everywhere was a blanket of snow, covering all like a lover veils the dirt from their eyes, not wanting to see anything but the shine... the glorious shine... and I was alone, yet was not alone...and I wandered on...

The road taken seemed straight, yet it was not easy: it was slippery, it tempted me away onto softer snow, onto easier snow: should I leave the road I had chosen? I saw a gap in the fence - was this shortcut beckoning me? Teasing me? Oh, how so easy...yet so difficult to turn away... yet I did not...and I wandered on...

Until I finally saw my way home...

Bring on the journey. Bring on the Love. Amen...

and I wandered on...