I have been meat-free for seven years, since the end of December 2013. The journey has been a ridiculously amazing one filled with lots of eye-opening moments, and some that were not the easiest to get through. Giving up consuming the flesh of animals was something that I never thought I would have done, yet […]Why I stopped eating animals and embraced more kindness — THE SOMETHING GUY
The shark’s reputation precedes him,
demonized in the minds of millions,
or hiding behind
their darkened seats.
Predators must hunt,
unsmiling and relentless,
the prey must die
so they can live;
for nature’s complexity
is for us to understand — not judge.
A greater power than Man
put this realm together.
And as a poet once said:
‘…one may smile, and smile,
and be a villain–‘
So step back,
you silver-tongued fiends,
those who think
they know better;
Your power is temporal,
whilst the shark’s honest instinct
is ageless, only taking its due.
*Quotation from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Act 1, Scene 5, line 108.
Copyright Francis 2020
Earthweal Weekly Challenge: Shark Poetry
If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you might remember these amazingly pristine views of Frederiksberg Have over the summer. I am back with another set of photos from the same park – but with autumn colours in full force. Notice how in the featured photo for this blog post you can see […]Frederiksberg Have, Copenhagen (autumn edition) — Life in Copenhagen
The combination of the colors black and white is considered elegant and classy, not only with regard to fashion, but also when it comes to feather arrangements, as many posts by fellow bird-loving bloggers attest. When I assembled my avian portraits a few months back, my only intention was to share a selection of Colorado’s […]Black-and-White Birds — tanja britton
This tangy and beautiful, lemon and blueberry meringue tart is completely vegan, but it tastes exactly like the real deal! I am extremely thrilled to share this vegan lemon blueberry meringue tart that tastes exactly like traditional lemon meringue pie with added blueberry flavor! This beautiful tart has a thick lemon and blueberry curd filling […]Vegan Lemon Blueberry Meringue Tart — The Gastronomy Gal
*A vegan diet can help with weight loss.
“To Diet or Not to Diet” Those are the options. Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer the burbs and belches of outrageous gorging, Or to take arms against that sea of blubber, And, by lifestyle changes, loss it!” ****** ****** ****** Yes! Diet and live by always thinking, doing and saying: D … id […]To Diet or Not to Diet? — The Mysterious Blogger
Excellent. Not sure if Shake-speare would have advocated the Keto Diet.
Tips to help you find fitness motivation anywhere! It can help keep consistent with your workouts.Find fitness motivation anywhere — The Art of Being Fabulous
I guess getting motivated is the most important thing.
Copyright Francis Barker 2020
Return of the rhyme.
If walking around for a good few hours admiring European art sounds like your idea of a good time, SMK may just be the place for you. It’s not necessarily my favourite museum, or the most impressive collection I’ve seen – but the way this place was designed to be experienced has something of a […]Stadens Museum for Kunst (SMK), Copenhagen — Life in Copenhagen