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Do the Animals Know What Tomorrow Brings?

The ChicagoNow blogging group has its latest topic for our 60 minute challenge – write about tomorrow – literally. Great day to do this, as I’ve been wrestling with challenges including a rejection of a column (for only the second time in more than 12 years of writing for that publication). It was “too political... Read more »

5 Ways Animals Have Changed What I Believe In

 Like most people, I arrogantly believed that I was more intelligent than other animals, and my beliefs were shaped by intellect and experience. For the past decade, the animals I meet have been changing what I believed about intelligence, emotions, spirituality, and living a rich and happy life. Here are 5 ways the animals have... Read more »

Robin Williams Meets Koko The Gorilla

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My first year at Indiana University in Bloomington, I was a language major, and after switching to biological science as a sophomore, I thought I would find a career working with animals such as Koko the gorilla, who had learned more than 1,000 human words and was able to converse, proving that human beings were... Read more »

Q & A with a ChicagoNow Blogger: Peggy Saturday's "Mars and Venus Go To A Game"

ChicagoNow bloggers cover a lot of territory, and there is something for every taste and viewpoint. I’m not a rabid sports fan, but I make an exception for Peggy Sabado. Writing as Peggy “Saturday” (the literal translation of her last name into English), she takes us on a journey through the highways and side streets... Read more »

MN Pets Helps With Euthanasia - But They Need To Know These 2 Things

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Dr. Rebecca McComas has a good heart and great intentions. Her company, MN Pets, provides “gentle euthanasia” services in your home, and support during the grief process.  I admire and respect these goals.  When I came across her video ad, I thought that it was carefully constructed and oozed compassion as well as professionalism.  There... Read more »
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    Denise Norberg-Johnson

    Denise Norberg-Johnson is an Animal Communicator and Reiki Master, who also works with animals and their people as a Certified LifeLine Practitioner. As a former biology teacher, construction contractor, business trainer and financial writer, she has spent her life engaged in a continuous learning process. An award-winning speaker and author, she has been interviewed on television, radio, and in print, and anticipates the publication of her book, "Animals Know! - What Animals Teach Us" in early 2013. Denise's formal education includes an M.B.A., a Masters degree in Teaching, a B.A. in Biological Science, and an A.A. in Architectural Interior Design. When she is not reading voraciously, dancing as if no one is watching, or attempting to play her junior high school violin recital pieces, she amuses herself by annoying her husband Dave and their six rescued cats.

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