COMMENTARY/OPINION

You Know You’re Getting Old When….

by Norman Rampart

If my first ‘You Know You’re Getting Old When‘ isn’t published before this one then the header may cause confusion but, as I’ve spent most of my life…

Adrian Peterson Reminds Us of Better Times

by Joe Hagstrom

The right winger in me feels much sadness for the strict disciplinarian Adrian Peterson. By now everyone knows he is a star football player who beats the hell…

Our Sunday Morning Cartoon: The NFL

by J. Bado

Cartoonist J. Bado expresses his thoughts about the NFL fiasco....…

Scotland Opens Pandora’s Box

by Norman Rampart

Personally, I am delighted that the United Kingdom is still the United Kingdom. I genuinely believe that, had Scotland voted for complete independence they would have been totally…

Domestic Violence and the Media

by Bill Formby

There are so many things strange and different things going on these days it’s really tough to decide what to write about. One of the bigger issues is the…

Coping with The Loss of a Pet

by Michael John Scott

The loss of a pet is a heart-rending, emotional experience and grief is a natural response. There are various stages of grief and we go through those stages when we lose…

Elephants-They Really Never Forget

by Michael John Scott

I love elephants and my heart aches at the very thought of the terrible toll poachers take on these beautiful, intelligent creatures. Sadly, while the Western world condemns those…

NEWS

Chihuahuas Overrun San Francisco

by Michael John Scott

(NEWSER) – California’s Bay Area has a pint-sized problem roaming its streets: Thousands of stray…

Rape Crisis in Alaska

by Michael John Scott

(Newser) Rape occurs in Alaska at a rate almost three times the national average, and…

Gas Chambers Uncovered at Nazi Death Camp

by Michael John Scott

The Jerusalem Post reports after seven long years of searching, archaeologists digging in Poland have…

Scotland Says NO to Independence

by Michael John Scott

(Newser) The United Kingdom will stay united: Scotland has rejected independence. With the votes counted…

Air Force Last to Rule ‘So Help Me God’ Clause Optional

by Michael John Scott

The Air Force, notorious for its religious underpinnings and its anti-Obama propagandizing, says it will…

Study: Artificial Sweeteners May Raise Blood Sugar

by Michael John Scott

Looks like no more Splenda for me.  According to a new study, if you’re drinking diet…

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CRITTER TALK

Stop Stressing Cats By Treating Them Like Dogs

by Michael John Scott

People need to remember that cats aren’t dogs.  The cats in particular want us to remember that an animal behavior expert tells the Telegraph. We stress our felines out by expecting…

Debunking the Top 6 Dog Myths

by Michael John Scott

I love dogs, and have had the great pleasure of sharing a home with them all my life.  Up until a few years ago, I believed the old…

Four Good Reasons To Socialize Your Dog

by Michael John Scott

What things are necessary to provide a healthy life for your dog? Most owners would answer nutrition, regular vaccinations, parasite control, and regular veterinary exams. Few, if any, would…

Dispelling 10 Common Myths About Animal Shelters

by Michael John Scott

Animal shelters are a huge asset to the communities they serve as well as surrounding residents – and, of course, to the animals. Unfortunately, their purpose and contribution…

SCI/TECH/HOME/TRAVEL

Hiking Through Forest City: The Other Side of Cleveland

by Abigail Clark

Maybe you’ve seen Cleveland’s modern skyline along Lake Erie’s shores, visited the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, or toured the…

An Adrenaline Lover’s Guide to La Jolla

by Abigail Clark

La Jolla is famous for its lavish homes, spas, and golf courses. But beneath that thin veneer of gentility, you’ll find…