73 Cows.

If we are to save our planet from destruction, then there are two elephants in the room we need to confront.

The fossil fuel industry, and the animal agriculture industry.

Everyone seems to be looking for big solutions, but here’s the story of a former beef farmer who lived with a very uneasy conscience, struggling to justify sending his cows to the abbatoir, that made a successful transition from beef farming to plant farming.

It’s 15 minutes long, and profound in its simple story…

It’s the night after.

So after a marathon session building the new blog, and all the admin that goes with that, including paying for a domain name in the early hours of the morning, and finding a good hosting company (thanks Gandi), I feel a little more confident after a few hours sleep that I just might be able to do this.

As a long time writer of music and words, i’m used to extended sessions sitting in the chair, but last night/early morning had me working out how to add and remove elements, tell my online bank which international information it needed to complete the transactions, and so on. It wasn’t the smooth and familiar process i’m used to when writing words and music, but I guess nothing new ever is. I can recommend Gandi (Gandi.net) as a site and blog host. Their admin and associated support is excellent, and a far cry from early days of trying to set up a small website.

So, a few more things to do, then it’s a content marathon, adding all those observations, reminiscences, and short stories i’ve written.

But first, food…..

And off we go…

This is the first post of a new blog for me, Alex. I hope to add more soon as I get settled in to this new (for me) method of communicating with others in the online community. It’s been quite the adventure building this up, including social media options, and setting out just what i’m trying to achieve.

And I have to say, it wasn’t as hard as i’d thought it would be, just time consuming.

My next step is to post this entry to multiple social media accounts at once.

Let’s see what happens…