Squirrels Don’t Like Carrots…

….but they will eat raisins, if there’s nothing else on offer.  And given the choice, they prefer peanuts to walnuts.  At least, these are the anecdotal observations I’ve made of the three representatives of their species with which I now have a nodding acquaintance.  I feel it’s a privilege to be able to watch theseContinue reading “Squirrels Don’t Like Carrots…”

Unappreciated Gifts

Writer and filmmaker Julio Vincent Gambuto published an essay recently, predicting that the return to “normalcy” in our country will involve the biggest gaslighting project ever put in motion.  That is, media outlets everywhere, of all types, will not only be selling us on the critical importance of ramping up our lives in short order,Continue reading “Unappreciated Gifts”

The Joy of Barking

Our next-door neighbor Mike says he never minds the barking of dogs, because it’s the way they express themselves and communicate.  It’s a good thing he’s tolerant, because our shih tzus tend to be vocal around breakfast and dinner times, and whenever I’m out of sight for too long.  And our beagle, well….he sometimes seemsContinue reading “The Joy of Barking”

Greed ISN’T Good

Social activist Naomi Klein coined the term, “disaster capitalism,” and wrote a book about it.  The concept isn’t new; it just means that entities and corporations take advantage of damaging natural and manmade occurrences to rake in obscene profits.  In fact, Klein says, such individuals and groups may actively encourage adverse conditions—or impede preparedness forContinue reading “Greed ISN’T Good”