I think we need a little pick-me-up.
Unlikely animal friendships - in pictures (The Guardian)
From a monkey cuddling a dove to a sheep spending time with an elephant, the book Unlikely Friendships shows the remarkable relationships that can exist between wildly different animals.
Out of town for work all next week, so little posting. Hopefully I'll have time to bang out an essay sitting in my hotel room with a bottle of Vodka.