Op Ed: The Leading Causes Of Death In The U.S.

“Demagoguery is a discourse that promises stability, certainty, and escape from the responsibilities of rhetoric through framing public policy in terms of the degree to which and means by which (not whether) the outgroup should be punished for the current problems of the ingroup.”

Before you shut out the Syrian refugees and support right wing politicians’ efforts to legislate safety with impossible-to-implement bills, read this.

Post 951: someone new on the block…

Andy and Dougy are very excited about a newbie on the block, and can’t wait to find out all they can about him. They are, if anything, very snoopy boys!

Benji! Ain't he cute!?

Benji! Ain’t he cute!?

Benji doesn’t exactly live in our neighborhood, just in our Internet circle, and that is sufficient to get the boys all excited. He is Ms. Zulu’s new companion, and they both live with Anarette, our Internet friend whose beautiful blog posts about nature and her relationship to it captured my heart and interest some time back. (Check her blog out here.)

The boys like Ms. Zulu because she answered a lot of snoopy questions they had about dogs.Of course, she asked them questions, too, because, well, tit for tat! If you missed the exchange, you can catch up on the Ms. Zulu-kitty friendship here and here and here and here and here