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A Trespass of Swine
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Considerations of humanity and hogritude, because an insufficiency of pigs is one of the great faults of all that the gods have made manifest to man.
15th May, 2013
The concentration of a child can be easily and immediately led astray by the lure of animals. Even the most sincere attentions of a loving relative are usurped by the licks and squeals of some piglet or puppy. It is a natural reaction of children to trust any animal on earth more than man.
30th April, 2013
The Pig Chef – a smiling swine, mouth a-watering, offering up choice preparations of the flesh of his own kind – is one of the more sinister icons of American signboard art.
15th April, 2013
The frolicking and the gentle creatures of the world, even unto the swine, are often blessed by the sun pouring warm attention and animal energy down upon them. And as their day declines, they rest weary but satisfied, with a day spent well and in exuberance.
30th March, 2013
Think about this next time the pork is savory and your appetite keen… Human flesh is generally reported by the cannibal to taste quite a bit like pork, so that means that the pork we enjoy so much tastes like we are eating humans.
15th March, 2013
To bear and nourish guiltless and ambivalent beings into maturity is an accomplishment of motherhood that seldom earns a wreath of laurel.
28th February, 2013
You don’t expect to hear “bite me” from a pig, but frustrated with that part of Nature’s plan that says humankind will appreciate and eat our pals the pigs, “Que Sera, Sera” seems weightless. And yet, revenged somewhat, pigs competently remember what humankind discounts…Man has predators as well – disease, indulgence, each other and that one other pervasive and poignant thing that hunts us all…
15th February, 2013
We do not consider the complex relationship of pigs and humans with near the attention or scrutiny that we consider the doneness of our pork chops. Nor do we consider human-pig interaction with anything like the almost religious devotion we have when discussing barbeque techniques. Who is missing out in this inattention the most, the pigs or the humans?
30th January, 2013
Pigfish… When is a pig like a fish? When it is a Medieval Latin porcus (pig) piscis (fish), or porpoise, of course.
15th January, 2013
Rural life depends on independence, but within an interdependent community. Every act eventually proves itself to be hitched to everything else, and self-sufficiency is only a virtue if it is shared.
30th December, 2012
The regular bludgeonings of chance and circumstance are troubles from eternity, and shall not fail. If we remain expectant and persistent, adversity can be born, and if we can we must. Endure to conquer. Root on, little pig, root on…