On day six of my daily blogs during our coronavirus isolation, I posted a link to the Top 100 Documentaries We Can Use To Change The World. So far I’ve only watched one. Over a few days, because it was 143 minutes long. I suspect it was also due to it being quite disturbing; although I’ve sensed a lot of the information contained in it, I hadn’t actually witnessed the ‘evidence’ for the greed and corruption in so many ‘big businesses’. It’s called ‘The Corporation’ (2003). I dare you to check it out if you’ve never watched it – https://www.filmsforaction.org/watch/the-corporation/ So many things that are morally and ethically wrong. Goodness, I’m really holding onto the hope that the future will be an improvement on this crazy past 🙁
This evening I’m going to watch documentary number two – ‘The Evolution of Ecological Consciousness’. It’s a little shorter at 109 minutes, so I may absorb it all in one go …
A Company Dear To My Heart Closing
I saw recently a post, on Facebook, that The Hemp Trading Company (THTC) was announcing its closure. Not a complete close thank goodness, but a change in direction. THTC was founded in 1999 by three friends of my eldest daughter and son-in-law, who all went to Hull University. It’s a highly ethical company, paying a living wage to the people who make their garments. Completely opposite to the companies in the documentary. They had hoped people would shun big corporations selling cheap clothes made by people in sweat shops being paid a pittance (see The Corporation for the facts on this. I doubt there’s been any change since it was made. Apart from an increasing number of similar abhorrences). Sadly, due to Coronavirus, Gav Lawson has decided he can’t continue. Read his story, and what he’ll be focussing on now, in this blog.
“Naturally we thought that when people became aware of the vast and positive impact of hemp for the planet, industry, governments and the media would use their collective powers to encourage its growth and to promote and use it wherever they could.”Gav Lawson THTC
A Quiet Day On Board
There’s not much else to report about life on board Areandare. I’m still plodding away doing the best I can for the clients I have with Ad-Extra. However it’s definitely not laborious, and I can stop and start as I choose; I’ve not had any scheduled meetings today so it’s been very chilled.
Barry had a walk around Hurleston Reservoir and captured the image below. Yay! we have a photo from Barry at last 🙂
We’ve both checked into the COVID-19 Symptom Checker as being ‘well’ this morning. We hope you can say the same.
One day at a time …