Missy Higgins, “Nightminds”
aziz ansari’s voice in the back of my head faintly telling me to treat myself is going to be my downfall
I make this when I’m wildly tired and I need something to boost my energy, STAT. The key ingredient here is a nice blackstrap molasses - it’s kind of expensive, but a bottle lasts FOREVER, and you can add it to bean recipes to boost the iron & flavor, you can make cool cookies, or you can make THIS, so I’d say it’s totally worth it.
- 2 tbsp peanut butter
- about 1 tbsp blackstrap molasses
Mix it together in a bowl! YOU’RE DONE!
Eat this on top of some apple slices or a couple of graham crackers/pretzels. The protein in the peanut butter, the iron & sugar in the molasses, and the carbs in whatever you put it on work together to give you energy basically immediately! Good luck!
photos by gerry ellis from the david sheldrick wildlife trust, a nursery and orphanage for elephants in kenya’s tsavo east national park. here, fifty five keepers are charged with being around the clock parents to an elephant. the elephants, however, are the ones who chose their caretakers; it is the keepers who must ingratiate themselves to the elephants and earn their trust.
when elephants first arrive at the orphanage they are often traumatized from having witnessed the slaughter of their mothers and family by poachers. grieving can last several months, and they often lose the will to live. but as dame daphne sheldrick, founder of the orphanage, explains, a caretaker is charged with “persuading an elephant to live when it wants to die.”
approximately 35,000 elephants are killed by humans every year. with an estimated 350,000 elephants left in the whole continent of africa, they will be gone in the wild within ten years.
cbc’s the nature of things did a program on the elephants and their caretakers. you can foster an elephant with the david sheldrick wildlife trust online here. for more on the emotional lives of elephants, as well as the david sheldrick wildlife trust and other human efforts to save them, check out these posts
It’s kind of sad to think that I only have another month of living at Heavenly Mountain with this view #Boone #HighCountry #Appalachia (at Heavenly Mountain)