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Foxes In The City

I was getting around to a novel that begins a mystery series I am hoping to finish and I found that the lead character, despite being a widow in a first-century mystery novel, was rather Nathanish.  To wit, the following … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Incredible Life Of Balto

The Incredible Life Of Balto, by Meghan McCarthy The author calls Balto one of the greatest American heroes, and if one is comparing him to people like Sonia Sotomayer, one is inclined to agree.  I was slightly familiar with Balto … Continue reading

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Book Review: Claw The System

Claw The System:  Poems From The Cat Uprising, by Francesco Marciuliano This book disturbed me, and I found that somewhat disconcerting given the author’s work on cat poetry.  To be sure, after having read five previous works by the author … Continue reading

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Book Review: You Need More Sleep

You Need More Sleep:  Advice From Cats, by Francesco Marciuliano As someone who has read a few of the author’s books [1], this book is something that I was very much prepared for.  That is not to say that the … Continue reading

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On The Psychology Of Fish

[Note:  Image taken from wikipedia entry on Archer fish.] There are many animals for whom psychology has been at least tried out with a considerable degree of interest, but to my knowledge at least the psychology of fish is one … Continue reading

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Book Review: Animal Architecture

Animal Architecture, by Ingo Arndt, text by Jürgen Tautz There is a deep and fatal inconsistency in this book, and it demonstrates something larger and more troubling at the problems of science as it relates to design.  On the one … Continue reading

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Book Review: Poetry From Scratch

Poetry From Scratch:  A Kitten’s Book Of Verse, by Jennifer McCartney I happened to greatly enjoy and appreciate this book of cat poetry, but there is at least one thing wrong with the book, and that is the way that … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Goat, Or, Who Is Sylvia?

The Goat, Or, Who Is Sylvia, by Edward Albee This play won the Tony Award for best play in 2002 and the author views it as notes towards a definition of tragedy.  I want you to keep that in mind, … Continue reading

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The Cat Who Attacked His Own Shadow

Since the evening before Thanksgiving I have been spending some time with some close friends and distant cousins of mine as is frequently my habit.  This family has been taking care of a cat belonging to a granddaughter of theirs … Continue reading

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Book Review: I Could Chew On This

I Could Chew On This And Other Poems By Dogs, by Francesco Marciuliano Although the previous books [1] that I read from the author dealt with cats and this one deals with dogs, reading a book like this a familiar … Continue reading

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