Archive for February 2017

Senate resolution would permit horrific hunting practices on Alaskan refuges

For reasons I will explain, this post is directed more toward readers who live outside of Illinois, but if you have friends or family who live out of state who care about animals and wildlife, please read on and share this with them! There is a resolution working its way through the Senate, that could... Read more »

Prerecorded CTA Voice: Please Shut the "L" Up

Warning:  This post is especially curmudgeonly. On the curmudgeon-o-meter, it’s about a nine. I have ridden commuter subways in Chicago, New York, New Jersey, Washington D.C., London, and for one day, Paris. I feel like I could write a book about it. By far, the one I have ridden most is Chicago’s, and I can’t... Read more »

How 'Secret Life of Pets' Helped Me Understand My Cat's Distress

It’s funny how the most seemingly insignificant things like animated movies can give you an “A-ha” moment. I recently saw “The Secret Life of Pets,” a cute movie about urban pets of all kinds and the adventures they get themselves into when their owners are at work. It centers around a contented little terrier named... Read more »

Queen Elizabeth Reigns for 65: An American Royalist Salutes You

Britain’s 90-year-old Queen Elizabeth II marked 65 years on the throne this week, her Sapphire Jubilee. It’s not as big a deal as her 50th or 60th jubilees, but it gives me an excuse to write a blog post about her. You see, I am completely nuts about QE2. To the point that some of... Read more »