Trap Neuter Release (TNR)

If you watch My Cat From Hell, you’ve probably seen Jackson Galaxy rave about the local programs that will trap feral cats, neuter them, and then release them.  It’s a great idea, and more communities should participate to help control the feral cat population. Because if a cat is truly feral, it has little chance…
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Lifetime Commitment

Before you adopt that adorable, fuzzy, little ball of energy from the shelter, you need to ask yourself one question first. Are you willing to take care of this living creature for the rest of their life? If not, please, please, don’t adopt.  Get a fish.  Or better yet, buy a plant.  Preferable an artificial…
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Getting Your Facts From Facebook Memes

I think I finally get it.  The otherwise lovely, sane, reasonable people who rabidly follow Trump get their facts straight from Facebook.  It’s really the only explanation.  I see the memes – the ones that claim that President Obama is a Muslim, was born in Kenya, compared to a monkey.  Or the “news” stories on…
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Religion In A Job Interview

I’m a bit of a political junkie these days, watching both the Republican and Democratic races intently.  My own values, which center around treating all humans well and preserving the earth for future generations, make me a liberal in most circles.  But I want to understand both sides of the issues, and here’s something I…
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Then They Came For Me

Today I went to the German labor camp Sachsenhausen, less than an hour outside of Berlin.  Many times moved, at times disgusted, always sad, there were a couple of things today that struck a nerve. Before entering the gates, our guide talked about the liberation, when the Red Army rolled in.  Countries hurried to come…
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