>> Can we convince the unconvinced that cooperation work wonders? How? > >Anti-testosterone therapy? Anitra, you may be on to something! The cutthroat crowd does seem to be, if not exclusively male, at least male dominated. Who knows if it's nature or nurture? I wish our books and flowers could defend us from their guns. As to Kipling, he was a a pawn of empire and a condescending elitist. But he sure knew how to write riveting tales and poems, and the British mases loved him because he spoke in the commoner's tongue. His poems remind me of those of Cananda's Robert Service, whose verse so lovingly chronocled the colorful characters of the Klondyke gold rush. Write on, Anitra.--Tom, wannabe poet from Slummerville, Mass.