When it is not as plain as the nose on one’s face …..

From The CBC News Website Nova Scotia Page

I love to seeing more attention in mainstream media being given to the problem of cat overpopulation.   Why is it so important?

For many folks, issues only carry any tangible weight when they are talked about on TV.   More importantly … the cultural caricature of the ‘crazy cat lady’ makes it easy for politicians to avoid the issue until it appears in the mainstream media.

Better still, it reaches out to all the good pet owners who cannot possibly imagine the scope of the problem.   When they take such good care of their own pets , many of these folks feel that animal welfare issues / websites / blogs   simply are not relevent to any part of their own busy lives.

Best of all of course is that if each feature only wakes up a small handful .. or even one … that it is time well spent.   Ideas are akin to stones tossed in ponds …. rippling out to become food for thought and discussion in somebody’s social networking circles.

What time is it?   It is always a good sign to see stories like this.    Things are never ‘as plain as the nose on your face’ until they are reflected in the glow that mainstream media provides.

“It is the obvious which is so difficult to see most of the time.  People say ‘It’s as plain as the nose on your face.’  But how much of the nose on your face can you see, unless someone holds a mirror up to you?”   Isaac Asimov, I, Robot

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