Hi Everyone, The Romanovs abdicated today, and so shall I. As you might have predicted from my recent sparse posting, I’ve decided to give up my front page status. That’s for a lot of reasons, including that I’ve got a bunch of other writing projects going on, and there’s a limit to how much time […]
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Flushed with triumphalism, and following in the footsteps of minions throughout history, last week the Kalamazoo GOP put up a billboard just down the street from me celebrating the person of their Dear Leader and promoting his slogan. It lasted less than a week before some good person made the necessary adjustments. FYI Kalamazoo’s GOP […]
For one brief, shining moment this afternoon, Wikipedia listed Paul Ryan as a species of invertebrate. The edit is gone now, but yet, somehow, I don’t think it will be forgotten. And, yeah, I’m putting this right in Faunasphere! Open thread for discussion of all things backboned and otherwise.
There’s been a lot written about “resistance” lately, and I’m all for it, and of course it’s a wonderful topic for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. I’ve done my share, but never anything like what animal activist (and FOIA ninja) Ryan Shapiro describes: My first arrest was at Ringling Brothers in 1997. We locked ourselves […]
First, in honor of the holiday, I’ll mention that Dexter King is, and the late Coretta Scott King was, vegan. Both saw veganism as a natural extension of Dr. King’s nonviolence philosophy. Now, onto the victory: On Saturday, officials of the company that owns the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus announced that it […]
A couple of years back, I had the great good fortune to hear Dr. Arthur Kleinman, who holds professorships in medical anthropology and psychiatry at Harvard and Harvard Medical School, AND is a former director of Harvard’s Asia Center – what an underachiever! :-) – speak on “Caregiving and the Moral Experience.” His talk really […]
Note: The Caregiver’s Thread went pretty well, last time, so I’ll repeat it again tomorrow morning – probably at 11:00 a.m. Eastern. (Unless we get crowded out by breaking news.) Sorry for the lack of recent Faunaspheres. I’d have to say that most vegans and animal rights activists are as bummed by the recent election […]