Back When

For our Readers who have mentally misplaced Sumeria, it was at the top of the present-day Persian Gulf. It was where many projects got a lot of early attention, things like writing and mathematics, and cities, and rules.

So interesting is Sumeria that We recommend you look it up, sparing Us Rhinos the embarassment of getting it all wrong, which has been known to happen, sad to report.

What Rhinos lack in understanding, We try to balance with Humility. Um-hm.


Rhinos are often surprised to be voted Most Delightful Animal Anywhere. We turn around, and We get praise or speeches or somesuch stuff. It’s been going on for a long time, but honestly…

The only award any Rhino needs is confirmation of honest effort. After all, only the Rhino in question knows what was overcome to arrive at Today.

People’s good opinion is a Natural gesture of respect which We offer to one another. If Rhinos needed proof of the urge to improve ourselves, where would We be?

Juno, with Peacock

Here is the answer to your question, in case you wondered. The month of June is probably named for the Roman goddess, Juno. Her department has to do with marriage and family issues. Also female health concerns.

She herself was married to Jupiter, which does not sound like an easy task. But We Rhinos assume they played by different rules back whenever. As far as We understand, all rules are made, just so they can be broken.

Rhinos are good at that part of the discussion.

A matter of taste

Technically, Weeds are plants growing in places where they are unwanted. Location, location. Today is ‘National Weed Your Garden Day’, always a confusing celebration for Us Rhinos. We try to find plants that don’t make the cut, but so many of them are still delectable…

Rhinos just have to carry on, and make the best of it. With a fork, if We remember to bring one, or without, in case We must.

Current Events

The Wind, and its many playmates, the Zephyrs, the Breezes, the Drafts and the Gales have lots of endearing qualities. However, they do have a whimsical approach to consistent behavior. Depending on mystical factors, they can become complex. They Curlicue.

When these factors get feisty, it makes it hard for Us Rhinos to tell just where any given Scent is coming from. Something smells nifty and tickles our tastebuds, yet locating the exact source can be frustrating.

Life in the Wild has its idiosyncrasies.

Sea Weedlings

All living things are in communication with the rest of Nature. Nothing stands alone or does not make the effort to converse with the rest of the planet. A fortifying idea, to be sure.

Rhinos sometimes feel a bit out of the loop. With some sorts of rocks, and even with some sorts of plants, our ability to ‘get the message’ is second, or even third rate.

Seaweed is a case in point. What it has to tell us remains a mystery, but mostly, We do not live on the shore. Fortunately.


We at Your Inner Rhino forgot that yesterday was Donald Duck’s film debut in ‘The Wise Little Hen’, 1934. Hooray for Walt Disney.

Donald Duck is a wildly animated animated character, and Rhinos enjoy the extremity of his emotional displays. Probably you do too.

Rhinos find it strange that seeing another critter go bonkers has a calming effect for Us.