Category Archives: Save the World

RANT

Warning: This blog is rated PG-13 for V, L, P (politics), SA (substance abuse). Next blog I’ll say something nice. Promise. It’s election year. Enough said, except this year is even stupider than usual. It was one thing when we … Continue reading

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DOG-FIGHTING OUR WAY INTO HEAVEN

  Michael Vick did us a favor. Us being the faction of society that believe harming an animal is as wrong as harming a person; that those capable of bringing hurt to animals are more likely to do the same … Continue reading

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LESSON FROM THE 107 YEAR OLD MAN

Today would have been  my father’s 107th birthday. He was German. He risked his life to leave Berlin and come to New York City during Hitler’s rise to power. When the U.S. entered World War II, he joined the American army … Continue reading

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MY OREGON: STATE OF CRAZIES

Once again, Oregon is in the news for crazy behavior. I’m not a rancher, a Paiute, a birder, a cop, or a zealot, but this thing has kept me awake at night. I want my wildlife refuge back. I am … Continue reading

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THE GREAT AMERICAN CHRISTMAS

I am not good at Christmas. Months before December 25th, I’m plagued with stress – little wiggle worms in my brain saying got to find the perfect gift. There is a lot to do this time of year: decorate the … Continue reading

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I SEE LIONS EVERYWHERE

I’M SEEING LIONS EVERYWHERE. Not just the sweet face of Cecil, the slaughtered icon, but everywhere: a moss-covered statue in a neighboring garden; a year-old birthday card; a logo for a film company; an intro for a classic movie; a … Continue reading

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THE SHADE OF EMPATHY

    What if the Japanese bot sat down with the American bot and they both refused to fight? We all know what will happen when the machines take over the world. We’ve seen it in movies, read it in … Continue reading

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SAVE A CAT – SAVE THE WORLD

  Somewhere in another world, loving people are taking cats for walks in the dry, red sun of a high desert canyon. They are preparing food in small dishes with cat figures on them. They are petting and grooming and … Continue reading

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