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On Birthdays, Cranes and the FDA

On Birthdays Yesterday was Violet Rays’ 10th birthday! For some reason, she likes to dig around a bit and then lie down in some partially dug up ground, partly under the shrubs. Maybe because it’s still 85 degrees out and…

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The Irony of The Girl Effect

I saw this on Oprah yesterday. Yes, I watched Oprah. Yesterday was World AIDS Day and I anticipated her doing a thoughtful program, which I think she did. Here’s a video she showed, produced by the Nike Foundation: The message…

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An Animal Rights-Protection-Abolitionist Organization

I’ve always thought of horse-drawn carriages the way I think about greyhound racing or fur: Most people are against them, so why are they still around? Greyhound racing is dying, for sure, but not because people are necessarily against it….

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