Hunter the Owl

Once in a while, an injured cat makes his or her way to the adoption floor at the animal shelter where I volunteer. If I lived in a bigger apartment, Olive would have a sibling who was blind or cross-eyed or three-legged by now. So it’s no surprise that I’ve fallen in love with a […]

Baby Animals and Lion Hugs

It’s raining baby animals at the animal shelter where I volunteer and I can’t stand it! I’ll start with the most exciting baby animal:                   Yep, a baby guinea pig. Apparently called a pup. My brother and I had a guinea pig named Patches when we were […]

Block Island

  “I find there is a quality to being alone that is incredibly precious. Life rushes back into the void, richer, more vivid, fuller than before.” —Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Gift from the Sea ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I spent three nights on Block Island last week. I wish I had been able to stay at least three more. […]

No Man Should Have Power Like This

  I know I’ve already posted about the Reading Rainbow Kickstarter, but I’m so excited about it, I’m posting about it again. There are now more than 75,000 backers and the total is up to $3.5M. If you love reading, if you love supporting literacy, if you love LeVar Burton, if you love Reading Rainbow, […]

Birds and Waterworks

  Last weekend I checked off two birthday list items: visiting an art exhibit with live animals and visiting a local waterworks museum. I read about the Peabody Essex Museum’s exhibit From Here to Ear in the newspaper. The Peabody Essex is a great art museum in Salem. I hadn’t been in a few years, […]