Yesterday I attended the “World Love for Dolphins Day” protest in downtown Miami organized by Sea Shepherd. This event is to protest the Taiji Dolphin hunt in Japan, where thousands dolphins and whales are captured to be sold into captivity or slaughtered by pithing, which leaves the still conscious animals paralyzed and often drowning in the blood of their own family members.
It was great visiting with Terri, Crystal, Andy, Desmond, and Puck on Wednesday and Thursday. On Thursday Andy made a vegan version of his favorite Risotto recipe. The dish was naturally creamy without oils, used porcini mushrooms and spinach, and contained no added salt. It was so good. The picture is from Andy’s recipe book, but our dish looked almost just like it.
Earlier in the day Terri, Puck, and I visited Fort Pickens, built with 21 million bricks in 1834. It is perhaps best known for Geronimo’s imprisonment.
“I wish I knew how to die more comfortably. Or for how long to remain dead. I’m a beginner at this. I’ve fallen down on my shoulder and my head’s not supported, so my neck is straining, but I don’t want to move — I’m dead, right? ”
Since I was already in the area yesterday, I made a quick stop to see this little canyon everyone talks about. This was the third time I was travelling through Flagstaff, 60 miles from the southern rim. The first two times, I regretted not going. This time I went.