jim and jamie dutcher, determined to show “the hidden life of wolves”, lived for six years with a pack of wolves in the idaho wilderness of yellowstone. they came to know wolves as complex, highly intelligent animals with distinct individual personalities, who are caring, playful and above devoted to family.
"only a select few other species exhibit these same traits so clearly," they note. "they are capable of not only emotion but also real compassion. this is the view of the wolf that we want to share. …it is an animal that cares for its sick and desperately needs to be part of something bigger than itself - the pack. the bond a wolf has to its pack is certainly as strong as the bond a human being has to his or her family."
they add, “rarely did two wolves pass each other without playfully rubbing shoulders together or exchanging a brief lick. so often we would see two wolves relaxing together, curled up beside each other.” the dutchers also recount wolf behavior rarely documented: grief at the death of a pack mate; excitement over the birth of pups; and the shared role of raising young pack members.
but as the wolves struggle to reestablish their foothold in the american west, their public demonetization continues. say the dutchers, “as we see wolves, once again, being shot, trapped and poisoned, we recognize that our unique experience, living with wolves, is unlikely to ever happen again, and for that reason we feel that we have an obligation to share the lives of these wolves we with the widest audience possible.”
it’s not just the wolves at stake, but the entire yellowstone ecosystem. wolves keep the elk gene pool strong (no other predator does this); they redistribute elk herds, allowing vegetation to recover along rivers and streams, which provides food for beavers; and they keep the number of coyotes in check, which helps to maintain populations of rodents, antelopes and birds of prey.
Rise Up! Rise Up!- Cursive
Dear preacher, thanks for making time for me today
Hope you don’t mind if I hide behind the curtain
It’s been fifteen years since my last confession
By your good book’s standards, I’ve sinned like a champion
But that book seems a tad bit out-dated
Please forgive me, for questioning divinity
It’s an ugly job, but I think I’m up for it
I’m not saying who’s right
I’m just saying there’s more than one way
to skin a religion
There’s more than one way
to explain our existence
Reverend, sir, I don’t want to seem malevolent
My teenage angst is far behind me
But Father, certainly it’s troubling to see
all these people kneeling, instead of dealing
with the fact that we are all we have
So, rise up! Rise up!
There’s no one to worship!
But plenty of life to lose!
I’m not saying “Let’s burn down the church”
but do you want to hear my confession?
It’s my greatest sin..
okay, here it is:
I wasted half my life on the thought that I’d live forever!
I wasn’t raised, to seize the day, but to work and worship
‘Cause “he that liveth and believeth” supposedly never dies
Rise up! Rise up!
Live a full life!
‘Cause when it’s over, it’s done
So rise up! Rise up!
Dance and scream and love!
You’re not the chosen one
And I’m not the chosen one
My favorite part of this photo is that there is absolutely no reason for Jason Segel to be in it and yet there he is laying on Seth Rogen
what i mean when i call a character perfect is “wow look at how flawed you are, how broken and three dimensional and well written. look how much of a disaster you are and how you are constantly torn between right and wrong and you make so many mistakes along the way wow look how human you are”
so basically when i say they are perfect what i mean is thank god they aren’t
Look what came in the mail today.