It’s My Party…


but it wouldn’t have been much of a party without all you wonderful people who bother to read and comment here. You are what keeps me going, and you have provided a great deal of support through many dark days. You have also provided me with a wealth of content, my profuse thanks for that, too! So…


And Happy Anniversary to us all!


  1. Saad says

    Happy anniversary!

    This is my main go to blog on FtB now :)

    Thanks for making it awesome and informative and fun.

  2. Ice Swimmer says

    Happy Blogiversary! Thank you Caine and other folks here for this corner of good in the world gone crazy!

  3. says

    Ice Swimmer, Johnson catman, thank you both, you have no idea how much it means to me, that you’re part of this little community.

  4. stellatree says

    Congrats and thanks for all the good work! You’ve really created something special.

  5. Don Quijote says

    And remember that there are people like me who lurk for most of the time. ¡Feliz aniversario!

  6. says

    Don Quijote, I’m so grateful to all the people who take time out to read!

    Charly, thank you! And thank you for brightening another day with flowers! Well, tomorrow. :)

  7. rq says

    Thank you, Caine, for sharing our sent-in photos and links, too. I thoroughly enjoy this blog, the (small but awesome!) community around it, and I’m glad to see that we are enough to make it worth your while to keep it going -- thank you for doing it, thank you for the art and the music and the photos and the social justice and the whatthefuckery, thank you!
    And along with Saad and Charly, you are (this is?) my go-to FtB blog, for quite a few months now. Thank you for being an island of no-bullshit in a sea of but-what-if and yes-but. I’ve learned more from you (esp. re: Native Amerian / First Nations issues, art, and history; for some reason, this seems like the biggest treasure of all, one that is better so late in coming, though should have been discovered years and years ago) than I can tell you. Thank you.

  8. Lofty says

    Thank you Caine for providing a little haven from horrible humans. I hope to have some more pictures for you again soon, when our seasons finally drift towards cooler weather. It’s still around 34°C day temperatures, too hot to get out much.

  9. AlexanderZ says

    Happy anniversary, Caine!
    I really love the eclectic mix of topics on your blog interesting, informative and most importantly providing a nice mental balance. Nature and art posts make a good counter-balance to the political posts and show why this world is worth fighting for!

  10. says

    Lofty, always looking forward to more 35 Degrees South!

    Thank you, Alexander! I’m always happy to see you here.

    Chigau & rq, I’ll work on it. :)

  11. quotetheunquote says

    My second thought, “Congratulations! Happy anniversary!”
    (My first thought was, “What? The was a Time Before Affinity? Art thou not Eternal?”)

  12. says


    (My first thought was, “What? The was a Time Before Affinity? Art thou not Eternal?”)

    I’m afraid not! And keep sending me those fantastic birds you capture so well! I love seeing birds I don’t have in my part of the world.

    Thank you all so very much. All the warm and fuzzy goes a very long way in keeping me going.

  13. jimb says

    Happy Belated Anniversary!

    As others have said, one of a couple of blogs that I read regularly. I am alternately amazed at the creativity and artistic talent of the persons you highlight, and angered at the horrible humans you post about.

    No, really, that whole sentence is meant as a compliment. :-)


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