The Black Dog

Sometimes I  wake up and I wonder what is wrong with the world. Here are 3 headlines from the BBC’s website:

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Whatever its flaws I always turn to the BBC for objective reporting.

We had our own problems yesterday, typhoon winds threw furniture off our balcony into the road and younger daughter had emergency surgery (outcome looks good though). But how would you begin to explain to a first time visitor to our planet that Russia thinks it is acceptable to bring down a commercial airliner carrying innocent passengers, directly or by proxy? How would you explain the slaughter in the Middle East or why a country feels it needs to allow small children to work provided that they are under supervision. And why don’t we add this one to the mess:

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Of course I am personally more directly affected by flying furniture and sudden family illness but I can not help feeling deeply depressed at the state of the world this morning. I can’t blog on trivia. But if you also need a smile, well maybe Mr. Pencil Man can help us.

Pencil Man