As best I can tell, life evolved to be an endless series of choices. This would be fine if it hadn’t also evolved parents to endlessly criticize those choices. Announce that you’re choosing to become a writer if you don’t believe me. But I really don’t think things would get any better if we couldContinue reading “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy?”
Tag Archives: Human Behavior
How Many Trees Can’t We See?
A long time ago, probably before anybody really thought about what they were doing, our ancestors lived in the trees. Trees gave them everything they needed then. But everything isn’t always enough, especially when your only dreams are of falling. So eventually they came down, their dreams evolved to include world domination, and they wentContinue reading “How Many Trees Can’t We See?”
Pigeons vs City People
In the countryside where I live, people generally have a fleeting but positive view of birds. We live our lives and they live theirs, or they would if the birdwatchers would ever leave them alone. We live in our houses and they live in the trees and shrubs, so at least even the non-birdwatchers knowContinue reading “Pigeons vs City People”
Ferret Legging – You Can Lose More than Your Dignity
If polo is called the sport of kings, then ferret legging should be called the sport of eunuchs. Should be, but it’s not. Eunuchs would only take the fun out of this manly sport, much as ferrets could take the manhood out of the man. As a sport, ferret legging really does not have aContinue reading “Ferret Legging – You Can Lose More than Your Dignity”
Greatest Hits of the Enlightenment
The best thing you can really say about the Age of Enlightenment is that it was nice while it lasted. Sure, it was better than the Dark Ages, but what wasn’t? In any case I have to wonder where it all got us in the end. To my thinking, without the Age of Enlightenment, weContinue reading “Greatest Hits of the Enlightenment”
In Vegetables We Trust. Or Do We?
There has been some disturbing news of late coming out of the Vegetable Kingdom that all is not well, that, in fact, there may be a traitor in its midst. This may not strike the average meat eater as surprising, much less worrisome, but for those upstanding vegetables and such others as feel a closeContinue reading “In Vegetables We Trust. Or Do We?”
Some People Know How to Spoil Everything
Have you ever noticed how every now and then adventurous humans seem to discover an exciting new hot spot, and before you can even think about taking a selfie there, everyone’s already on the way? Isn’t that just like us humans – never satisfied where we are. Always wanting to get to the new “in”Continue reading “Some People Know How to Spoil Everything”
Have You Hugged a Cow Today?
It’s a truism in the dairy industry that not all cows are created equal. If it’s not, it should be, especially now that cow hugging is here. It seems that some cows are born to be great milkers, some are born to be not so great hamburgers, and others, apparently, are born to provide sustenanceContinue reading “Have You Hugged a Cow Today?”
Do you know who you are? Do you know why you’re here? Do you know where you’re going? If you answered yes to this Holy Grail of questions, you may be one of those unfortunate people who either found yourself in a sea of Self-Help books, or who found yourself laughing at those who askContinue reading “GET LOST!”
Plants – The Smarter Kingdom?
If a plant neurobiologist fell in the lab and no one was around to hear her, would the trees know it? It’s questions like this that likely keep plant neurobiologists up at night, especially since no one else seems to be listening to them. This could be because so few people believe in such aContinue reading “Plants – The Smarter Kingdom?”