Life As A Human Likes is a weekly feature of fascinating, enlightening, fun or perhaps just odd blogs and websites that enliven the experience of being human. This week we feature a site devoted to evolving consciousness, a news venue that ‘huffs’ and puffs with big impact, and the site of a conservation society making a major splash in the fight to save the whales.
I love checking out sites with alternatives views of our world. Reality Sandwich is a fun site where you can explore everything from the 2010 Crop Circle Season to Zen Buddhism, Nature’s Pharmacy to the Goddess. The site was started by author Daniel Pinchbeck who has written extensively on alternative consciousness and 2012.
The Huffington Post is one of my daily haunts. I find its approach to online media refreshing and the wide range of voices enlightening. While it’s highly US-centric and definitely on the left-leaning side (though probably centrist from a Canadian perspective) it’s a very substantial take on what’s going on. Check out their branded browser as well. This browser plug-in changes your browser into a Huffington Post browser, giving you quick access to the site with special features. Check it out.
Paul Watson was a founding member of Greenpeace who broke away early in GP’s history to take a more dramatic role in the saving of our brothers and sisters in the oceans. The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society does not resort to violence, but there is direct confrontation — and I salute them as heroes of the seas. You cannot help but admire their tenacity and strength of character to risk their lives on the open oceans as they strive to protect the whales, dolphins and other sea life from the ever-present onslaught of a commercial industry that knows no morality or responsibility.
You can catch their exploits on Whale Wars, the most popular show on Discovery’s Animal Planet Network?
And here’s what they are fighting. Be warned — this is graphic.