Animal Liars

Most people believe that animals are noble beasts, living their lives by their instincts, uncorrupted by the moral failings that plague humans.  Those are the people you should target as buyers for that swamp land in Florida.  It’s a good act, but don’t think they wouldn’t sell it to you if they weren’t so preoccupiedContinue reading “Animal Liars”

Exposed! The Secret Life of Dairy Cows

To me, a green, rolling field of contented looking dairy cows is about the most iconic image of rural America I can imagine, and one that makes me feel pretty darn content as well.  I’m guessing the dairy cows quite possibly know how well they have it too, because new studies reveal that cows areContinue reading “Exposed! The Secret Life of Dairy Cows”

Release the Beasts!

Caged animals are unhappy animals.  They don’t usually show it of course, because the last thing they want is anyone suspecting that they’re plotting an escape, or figuring out how to put their keepers behind bars.  Or on their dinner menus.  But whether it’s a boa constrictor in a home terrarium that looks at theContinue reading “Release the Beasts!”

Book Review for Hold the Apocalypse – Pass Me a Scientist Please

How cool is this. Here’s a review of my new book from Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews: Hold the Apocalypse by Bob Lorentson looks at us as “Modern Humans” and shows us what our world has become. But don’t take it too seriously. Even though the subject may be serious, Bob the environmental scientist helps usContinue reading “Book Review for Hold the Apocalypse – Pass Me a Scientist Please”

Hold the Apocalypse – Pass Me a Scientist Please

Well, the deed is done. I just hit the Amazon “Publish” button and released my first book into the world, to join with the other 2,700 books that are self-published every day. (That’s not a misprint.) Like those others, I know that its chances of survival are not on its side. Ordinarily I’d blame globalContinue reading “Hold the Apocalypse – Pass Me a Scientist Please”

Animal Showers – Weather Gone Wild

It doesn’t take a weatherman to know that precipitation can take many forms.  Starting from a slight mist and advancing to a torrential downpour, it can even take on progressively more solid forms when it comes to sleet, snow, hail, or cats and dogs.  I presume those would be frozen cats and dogs.  Or atContinue reading “Animal Showers – Weather Gone Wild”

The Trouble With Kangaroos

Consider this a public service alert: Kangaroos are in the Macropodidae family, and you should be worried if this family moves in next to you.  One day they will seem fine, grazing pretty as a picture out on the lawn, but look a short time later and there will be twice as many, thanks toContinue reading “The Trouble With Kangaroos”

World Migratory Bird Daze

If it appears to you that the days have been flying by lately, it could just be an illusion.  Especially if you’re exhausted from celebrating World Migratory Bird Day on the second Saturday of May, a time of year already crowded with such fun times as the always crazy No Socks Day and the quirkilyContinue reading “World Migratory Bird Daze”

Will Cuppy – The Hermit Humorist

            Chances are that you’ve never heard of Will Cuppy. But if you love out-of-the-ordinary humor writing, the kind that isn’t just of the “Me and My Funny Life” variety, you really should check out Cuppy’s books. With his heavily researched satirical takes on animals and historical figures, you can even learn things from hisContinue reading “Will Cuppy – The Hermit Humorist”

Book Cover for Hold The Apocalypse

Very excited that the cover jacket for my new book is finished! Interior formatting is under way, and I expect that by the end of August, if not sooner, I’ll be ready to roll. If you haven’t already, check out some sample essays here.