Category Archives: Animals

Face in the Cloud

There’s a great commercial for something–American Express?–anthropomorphizing everything: portraits, of chic handbags, mundane drain pipes–faces everywhere. I often see faces in clouds. As the catastrophe, Irma, approaches, a persistent and hypnotic graphic on MSNBC shows the churning. In it I have … Continue reading

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(Not Your Average) Two for the Road

Thana (Thaneth Warakulnukroh), a successful but dispirited middle-aged Bangkok architect, grown distant from Bo (Penpak Sirikul), his glamorous wife, and tired of working for a young slickster with dubious taste, is in need of redemption, or at least a major … Continue reading

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2017

Two weeks ago we went to friends’ annual winter solstice party. One of the hosts was wearing a black t-shirt that proclaimed in big white letters: Fuck 2016. Exactly. And as I’ve written in more than one recent email, although I know that … Continue reading

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Dandecide and Birds on a Dogleg (Stillwater Diary)

I don’t like yellow (unless it’s mixed with lots of red), with one big exception–Labrador fur. I particularly dislike dandelion yellow and I’ve been ridding  the lawn-ish and the spaces between the bluestones of the unwanted flowers. The plants have tenacious roots that … Continue reading

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Animal Rights Are Person Rights

“We may be the only lawyers on earth whose clients are all innocent,” says pioneering animal rights lawyer Steven Wise of the Nonhuman Right Project (NhRP). His 30-year struggle’s recent groundbreaking successes are chronicled by legendary filmmaking team Chris Hegedus and D A Pennebaker in … Continue reading

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