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Coral reefs are like islands in a vast ocean looking for their meal to come in. It sure comes from far and wide; and what variety! Each is looking for opportunity. Does it destroy reefs, no. A coral reef is an example of predators and prey coexisting.

Schools of parrotfishes gather there for their procreative act. They send clouds of eggs and sperm simultaneously. Sometimes these fishes eat part of corals themselves; and their presence brings in manta rays that time their arrival to make a meal of their eggs and sperm. Thus indirectly they curb the damage the fishes could inflict on the reef. Tiger sharks also drop in for their feed. Green turtle hatches there while octopuses, mandarin fishes and many other species use it for furthering their own biological programs.

While man does it all for himself what does he call his dust bowl?  “Making my hell great again”. He does not want to learn what advantages coexisting could mean. He is too clever for his own good. If he has religion he wants his idiocy over the dead bodies of others.

A mutualistic relationship is when two organisms of different species “work together,” each benefiting from the relationship. One example is that of the ox-pecker and the rhinoceros or zebra. Ox-peckers land on rhinos or zebras and eat ticks and other parasites that live on their skin. The ox-peckers get food and the beasts get pest control. Also, when there is danger, the ox-peckers fly upward and scream a warning, which helps the symbiont (a name for the other partner in a relationship).



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“…for me there is no greater bore than a 100-per-cent male or female. Confronted by a massive two-fisted barrel-chested he-man or a fluttering itsy-bitsy, all-tendril female, I run from their irksome company. The men and women I prize are a happy blend of male and female characteristics. A man who is masculine with a definitely female streak of perception, intuition and tenderness is a whole man;he is an interesting man, a gay companion, a complete lover. A woman who possesses a sufficient strain of masculinity to make her thoughtful, decisive, worldly in the best meaning of the word;fair; self-reliant; companionable- this is a whole woman.
The feminine in the man is the sugar in the whiskey. The masculine in the woman is the yeast in the bread. Without these ingredients the result is flat, without tang or flavor.” Edna Ferber, A Kind of Magic (Gollancz,London)

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During my all too brief dalliance with setting up a dating agency I

thought I could guide the hopefuls to making of a home. But then being a novice I could not get all the angles set down. So I had to have professional help. So Aunt Agathe was roped in.

First a suitable name I required. So had a seious chat with Aunt Agathe who had in her pre-dating era found her heart throb through social occasions. She had a fifth sense with personal chemistry:’I have a nose for what made one take the bait’ she told in a disarming way..

My belief was ‘those who approached us must be paired and the happy pair must ride out into the setting sun as in the western movies’.

The analogy of Lone Ranger and Silver I thought was apt.

‘Aunt Agathe agreed.’ The happy couple must have silver to keep going even if the sun is on the decline.’ I corrected her saying silver in question was a horse.

Aunt Agathe was a bit irritated. She said the idea was that the pair must be compatible. I mean it may be in the form of a horse or in the form of bullion. Agathe had zillion ways of making black looks like white. So I said somewhat bored with the way the discussion was heading,’ What will you do with Tonto,his side kick?

Seeing she was furiously trying to figure out what it was I suggested;’He is a native American’

Aunt Agatha brightened up. ‘I have married some five times. Brown yellow or Black side kicks always should be made to know their place.’

By then future of my dating agency was in the throes of a miscarriage.

Larry Fiske

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I ran a dating agency when I was in my thirties. It was not that I had experience on relationships but I had the right attitude to connect people and Aunt Agatha to advice.

Those who wished to find a date came to me. I accepted physically challenged and those with special needs.

The first woman was in her thirties. She had low vision. She was looking for a man who was sympathetic,warm and mature to love her for what she was. Ten minutes of chat made a great impression on me. I took down her particulars and said,’ Miss.X. You don’t worry a thing. You will meet a prince charming when you are not looking.’ Aunt Agatha under the table kicked me in the shin.

Because she knew just the right combination and she had to say her piece. She said,’Lady, get a seeing dog. He is sympathetic,warm and mature enough to lead you around.

Miss X. of course never came back”

Larry Fiske

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