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On Individuals and Thanksgiving

Yesterday, I was on my way to the Foster and Adoptive Parents Association, which has a “store” and allows those parents to “shop” for clothing, toys and baby gear at no cost to them. Basically, they give stuff away, unlike…

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On Jeff Corwin’s 100 HEARTBEATS

When I was asked if I wanted to read Jeff Corwin’s 100 HEARTBEATS (Rodale 2009) I was ambivalent. I know he’s a “conservationist,” therefore I know he will advocate for “managing” the “resources” that are sentient nonhumans. And managing means…

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To My Friends at Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving 2010 will be Baby Sky’s first, and our opportunity to introduce her to the notion that our family doesn’t eat animals (not to mention that other historical story we’ll be correcting). There will be no greyhound corpse on our…

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When I agreed to read and review Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson’s THE DOG WHO COULDN’T STOP LOVING (Harper 2010), the regal Charles Hobson Booger, III was still with us. When it arrived, the day after Charles died, I’ll admit to wanting…

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