Who Is Your Favorite Cartoon Canine?

As man’s best friend, and a faithful and loyal companion and protector, the relationship between the domesticated dog and humans dates as far back as 14,000 to 17,000 years (the Upper Paleolithic close to the Pleistocene/Holocene period for those with an inclination to dig further or don’t have a date on Saturday night). Of course … Continue reading

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Why does Dame Edna’s picture appear in an article about Madoff’s Austrian banking connection?

I was shocked to see a picture of Dame Edna in an article about Bernard L. Madoff’s accomplice who played a key role in the $19.6 Billion Ponzi scheme.  I mean this is the first I have heard of the glorious British Dame and famous socialite/talk show host being involved. To begin, what evidence do … Continue reading

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With Cries of Storm the Bastille, Some Are Content to Live Off of the Very Working Class They Profess to Support

Okay, maybe I do need more bran in my diet.  Perhaps I should even start wearing pants in which the waist sits north of my navel and complain about taxes and the weather.  I am more than willing to concede this and even more as a explanation for my occasional grumpiness but . . .  … Continue reading

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Stories of Origin: true historical fact or colorful fiction?

My wife Jennifer recently shared an e-mail with me that I must admit I am uncertain as to whether they are historical fact or colorful (and entertaining) fiction. Either way,  I am pleased to share these “stories of origin” with you in the hope that you can shed some light on their accuracy or, even … Continue reading

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Your Saturday Smile: Sparky’s Revenge (How To Build Your Own Wildlife Preserve)

Indulge me this morning and take a journey back in time with me. It is the mid-sixties and my father (who works at a local meat packing plant) is a wise man who knows how to manage his money, providing for his family of six living in a two-bedroom bungalow. A selfless man, he would … Continue reading

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