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Joyful side of Animal rescue

The Joyful Side of Animal Rescue

Too many people seem surprised to know there is a joyful side of animal rescue. Much of what we see and hear about animal rescue is focused on the pain, sadness, and fear of abandoned and abused animals.  These have become compelling (and well established) motivators for national and international fund-raising efforts. But the dark side of animal … [Read More ...]

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Dear Righteously Indignant (a.k.a. ME)

Last night I started to fall into the trap.  I know the writer, but not well.  While I can't imagine he/she was pointing directly at me, it felt as if an all encompassing accusing finger was being raised in my direction.  I could feel a giant target being drawn on my chest. Contradictory knowledge be damned! My first reaction was to enlighten the … [Read More ...]

Jerry Doyle and Anita Finlay

Beating Back the Drive-By Media In Politics

As nature abhors a vacuum, so the drive-by media is hungry to control and define any public figure whose impact might supersede their own. How do we beat them? Whether we believe that Hillary Clinton’s “email-gate” is empty click-bait or something substantive, the amount of feverish news coverage generated in advance of securing the … [Read More ...]

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Book: COMMITTED by Patrick Ross

Believe it or not, I am a first-time memoir reader and might have missed out on COMMITTED: A MEMOIR OF THE ARTIST'S ROAD, if not for getting to know Patrick Ross through his Artist’s Road blog over the past few years. I’m not sure all … [Read More]

NATURE

Suckling baby javelinas.

Behind the Scenes

At night I’ve been known to stare into the quiet darkness beyond our windows, so different from the fierce sunlight of the day and its illumination. And I wonder: what really happens out there, after the sun slithers behind the mountains? What … [Read More]

WELLNESS

COMMUNITY

ARTS & MEDIA

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Music: FLY by Maddie and Tae

Teen sensations Maddie and Tae scored a #1 single last year with their brilliant, funny and feminist GIRL IN A COUNTRY SONG.  Their new single, FLY is so lovely, the tears were rolling before I heard half the lyrics. FLY is a … [Read More]

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