Meet Naoto Matsumura, The Guardian of Fukushima’s Animals

Selfless action… What an incredible Karma Yogi…. This too will pass.

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Naoto Matsumura is the only human who now lives in Fukushima’s 12.5-mile radiation exclusion zone in Japan.

Naoto Matsumura, Guardian of Fukushima’s Animals

At first he fled the radation-riddle area, but he returned soon after to feed his animals.

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Matsumura then realized that there were thousands of other creatures that needed to be fed, as well. The 55-year-old says he knows the radiation levels are dangerous but refuses to worry about it.

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“They told me that I wouldn’t get sick for 30 years. I’ll most likely be dead by then anyway, so I couldn’t care less,” he said.

When he first returned, he saw that thousands of cows had died after being locked up in barns. He freed the creatures that had been left tied up by their owners and takes care of all of them.

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Today, most of the creatures rely on him for food, and he works entirely on the support of donations and…

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Mayweather-Paciquio Fight

On Saturday, The Streets of Las Vegas will be filled with thousands of people screaming and yelling and it won’t be because of the prize fight. I do know this: Hundreds of women in skimpy outfits will be carrying three foot long plastic glasses filled with a blue concoction up and down the main drag. Young guys who have had too much to drink will be trying attract the afore mentioned young women. The men will literally pound their chests and let out a primal roar and then laugh and then catch up their buddies.

The usual crew of sweaty guys will flick those cards at you for escort services or massage services as you pass by with your family in hand. Most of the cards land on the sidewalks and in garbage cans a few land in a back pocket for later reference. They say you can’t buy love but those cards let you know that you can still rent it. It isn’t love and no thanks… 

I haven’t been to Las Vegas since the NBA All-Star Game was held there years ago. I don’t miss it…  The fight will happen yet nothing will change on the Las Vegas Strip. The mega-screen billboards will continue to announce the next big event but there won’t be one mention of who won the big fight event. It happened and that was last nights event. This too will pass.

Cops… Live…

I’m laying here minding my business when I hear crash smash then silence. A woman’s voice then screams out, “Bill! We love each other. When you drink you get this way. I’m sure someone called the police.” She was right… A few minutes later Petaluma’s finest was escorted by a KOA employee to the location of the ruckus. Soon a couple more cars showed up. The next thing both the woman and guy are being led out to the patrol car in cuffs. 

If she hadn’t been screaming, she might not landed in the squad car herself. The guy had blood on his shirt and she had a big scratch on her face. It didn’t look to me as if they loved each other as she said earlier, unless you think the sounds of crash smash and blood is your definition of love… These people had just showed up this morning and just set up shop here… Now they get to arraign bail and find rides back to the campground. You know nothing says love like violence… The sad thing is she’ll hang with that guy till either of them kill each other or they both land in prison…This too will pass.

Nap Time For Toonce…

  Toonce was glad to have me back but he meowed his disapproval. Notice Toonce’s right paw, his thumb is getting bigger, he says he’s working on being able to open a Friskies can on his own. Don’t think he wouldn’t do it, he’s incredibly intelligent. Toonce likes being an outdoor cat but a soft bed from time to time fits him just right. 

Tomorrow I return to work and I volunteered thru the weekend. He’ll watch the place while I’m gone. I’m heading to Space 25 across the property and I’m wondering if Toonce’s little abandoned friend will make it’s way to our new location. Any suggestions? The funny thing is, it’s not a friendly kitty but that’s only out of self preservation…. This too will pass.

Let’s Look At The News…

The Coke Corporation in the early 80’s came up with New Coke, after negative public reaction, the inventors were taken out into the courtyard at their world headquarters and executed or at least severely flogged. What were they thinking, comedians to this day mention that mess up.

It was reported this morning that the media department at Budwieser Beverage Company will be drawn and quartered in a public show. It seems their media team thought different catchy phrases would adorn single bottles. One phrase went something like, “The perfect beer for removing the word ‘No’ from your vocabulary for the night.” Did any of those geniuses think a single sentence could lead to trouble? What’s that saying? “Candy is fine but liquor is quicker.” I’m surprised no one thought, “What will people think?”

I thought The Coke Corporation had learned their lesson with New Coke until last year I saw the billboard off the 80/580 Maze, it read “How go-getters get going…. Coke… I’m surprised that conservative bunch at Coke World Headquarters in Atlanta didn’t fire the whole advertising  department. This too will pass. 

Moving Day…

I pulled up to my site at 10:46 last night to find a note on my side door.  I pulled it off the door and turned on the light. “Dear Juan. As per our discussion, you will be moving to space 25 on May 1st. Please be ready to move on this date. Thanks KOA Team.” I was met by Toonce who greeted me with rubbing his scent on pants legs. He then walked over and sprayed one of my tires as a way of saying, “Welcome home thing that feeds me. Don’t leave me again. I have more where that came from.”

I re-read the note thinking, “I thought it was June 1st?” It doesn’t matter, I’ll empty thee sewage tanks and un-do all the cords and hoses and then pack up my welcome mat and cat, jump the battery and I’ll head down to space 25. What fun will await me at space 25? It looks a bite more tree-i-er (no such word) there. It might be a little quieter during the summer months. The constant din of, “Mommy is the bouncy bounce open yet!?” and “You can to go swimming when the pool opens at 8am. That’s in another two hours!” Oh it’s good to be home. I must cut this post short, Toonce wants yums…. This too will pass.

Delta Is Ready When You Are..

I love Delta and they really care about me, so as long as I fly with them, funny how that works out. Next month when I fly back to see my son and his new family, they will really really love me. I believe I’ll be a silver medallion flyer soon. The last time I flew out of Atlanta, a man standing next to me was a like double double diamond. He would had needed to have flown a million miles a year or so to reach that level. He reminded me of George Clooney’s charactor on that movie where Clooney flew so many times on American Airlines that he had a personal toll free numbet to call to make reservations. 

The funny thing about being an airline loyal customer is, see how they treat you if don’t fly a year or two… When the plane had completely boarded the flight attendant mentioned, that a Diamond Medallion passenger was on board. The were “so happy” that he was on board or maybe just his credit card was on board….This too will pass.

I’ve Been To The Desert…

“…On a horse with no name… It felt good to be out in the rain…” No I didn’t ride a horse with no name, I don’t even like horses. I find horses unpredictable and they can turn on you if you just look wrong at them wrong. They snort and shake their heads and that’s another thing I don’t like about them, yet they are free spirits even if they are standing in a fenced in field. They don’t come to you  unless they want to. Most of the times, you need to go and get them. 

Throughout my life I’ve been more of a dog than anything else. You could beat me and call me a ‘bad dog’ and I’d still come running. Short change me and then tell me how I never did provide enough and I’d just take it and go back for more… No more… My days of being a dog are over. I’ve helped those who couldn’t even say thank you and those who mocked my attempts of helping them.

During the dark divorce years, I would pick up my sons on an empty tank of gas driving a worn out pick-up truck and I’d see their mothers lottery tickets on the refridgerator door. I would comment on them and be immediately told, “Leave them alone. They’re not yours.” I’d smile and shake my head. I’ve given till I couldn’t anymore but those days are done…. Horses don’t seek approval from anyone and either will I. This too will pass.