Category Archives: Animals

Moby-Dick, by Herman Melville

Moby-Dick by Herman Melville My rating: 4 of 5 stars I suspect that had I known a good deal more or a great deal less about Moby Dick before I began, my journey through the novel would have been less … Continue reading

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, by Mark Haddon

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Mark Haddon. Vintage, 2004. 226 pages. I read this back in the spring, but found myself strongly reminded of it when, a little over a week ago, read the following story … Continue reading

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“Dat ding is aan het lopen!”

I think I’ve asked you this, but do you guys read the New Yorker? You should really read the New Yorker. Fantastic writing, smart commentary, interesting range of subjects. Learn about why you should eat bugs. Anyway, last week’s edition … Continue reading

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When You Don’t Just Want to Dissect a Gorilla*

As much as I hate its use in pernicious propaganda, I love the use of euphemism in clumsy PR moves. Here’s the headline: UK and the Louisville Zoo Collaborate on Gorilla Anatomy Atlas Fine. “Gorilla Anatomy Atlas” is a great … Continue reading

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Cool Search History, Me

So, this blog doesn’t get a whole lot of traffic, probably due to the fact that I don’t post much and that the posts I do manage to write aren’t very interesting. But I welcome all readers. Except the reader … Continue reading

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The Magician’s Book, by Laura Miller

The Magician’s Book: A Skeptic’s Adventures in Narnia, by Laura Miller Little, Brown and Company, 2008. 320 pages. Narnia is shrouded in darkness. The harsh King Miraz, uncle to the throne’s heir, Prince Caspian, rules the land, and has made … Continue reading

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Rescue Ink, by Rescue Ink and Denise Flaim

When I picked up Rescue Ink I was apprehensive. It’s a book about a group of muscular, tattooed guys in Long Island who rescue abused and abandoned animals, and I thought I might be in store for heart-wrenching tales of animal cruelty. But the author made a clear effort to focus on the joys of rescue. Continue reading

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