Monday, November 7, 2016

Great Walls of the Past

Historic walls.
Amorite Wall 21st century BC
Long walls of Athens 461 BC
Alexander's Barrier 5th century BC
Great Wall of China 14-17 century AD
Walls of Constaninople (fell 1450)
Harridan's Wall 122AD
Siegfried Line/Westwall 1917
Maginot Line 1932
Berlin Wall 1960-1989
North Korean Border 1977
Israeli West Bank Wall 2004
Hungarian Border Barrier 2015
A further list of walls here

All built to keep out "others".  Is that who we are? America, where our motto has been
"Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free."

Let us not build walls of exclusion. Build roads to compromise. Let us not build walls to divide. Build roads to unite.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Foxey Loxey

Our handsome fox was hurt (by a car?) and was in our drive last Wednesday.
His front paw is injured. He sat with his friend the feral cat for a while.
He sat around in the sun for quite a while before heading off to the front yard.

We called an animal rehab guy, but he got here too late to see Foxey.  If you are local and see him please call Buck Taylor at 703.615.4812 or 703.440.0800.