The news is all a bit serious at the moment. Like how Germany wants the G8 (Group of Eight) nations to get serious about climate change. The US says, "You serious or what? We ain't signing up to no such thing." Forget the so-called 'roadmap' to Middle East peace. Now we have the roadblock to protecting the future. So I took a few minutes out to refresh the soul, and remembered Holly Allen's wonderful photograph taken during one guy's attempt to make the world a better place - by skateboarding across Australia! It's just a fisheye pic of the broad Aussie sky, but it also looks to me like a certain planet. The only one we've found, that has that delicious combination of water, soil and air so crucial to life as we know it. It's a photo that reminds me of some lyrics by Sting:
"There is no monopoly in common sense
On either side of the political fence
We share the same biology
Regardless of ideology
Believe me when I say to you
I hope the Americans (and Australians) [to paraphase] love their children too."
Such a shame these two nations are dragging their feet, when we need to be running.