12 AUGUST 2013 #34 PROTECT THE TIGERS

PROTECT THE TIGERS We have lost almost 96% of the world’s wild tigers. But tiger populations are slowly recovering thanks to efforts such as the World Wildlife Fund working with 13 tiger-range countries to protect tiger habitats – for example a large area on the border of India and Bhutan. Poets have written of the the tigers’ magnificent beauty. “The Tyger” by the English poet William Blake begins: Tyger, Tyger, burning bright, In the forests of the night; What immortal hand or eye Could frame thy fearful symmetry? “Always” by the Indian poet Kiran Verma envisions a NEW EARTH: Where tigers roam the forests And great whales roam the seas (Read the entire poem “Always” at warrenhallcrain.com/always/ ) WarrenHall Crain … Read More

Kiran’s Vision: A Straw Poll of 14 Arabaev University Students

This past Thursday, after sharing ALWAYS with my fifth year students I asked them to help me with research necessary as I work on FUTURE CHRONICLES: THE FIRST FIVE HUNDRED YEARS OF THE AGE OF SPACE. I gave them a document with the eight points of Kiran’s vision listed and asked them to write in: How many years until _______. That is, how many years from now until these visionary items are fulfilled. Here are their results (14 students – these are the averages of their responses):   One student wrote right down the page, covering all  — “It will be possible  when we will change our mind and take care our nature and life.”   Here are the rest of … Read More