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Posted on July 18 at 7:49 a.m.

Sadly, few people give thought to the challenges of life in a wheelchair unless they or someone close to them becomes disabled.
As far as businesses claiming they are "not responsible for accessibility" since they don't own the property, I'd counter that they should be held accountable for their choice to block wheelchair access in order to expand their business onto the patio.

On Patio Passage

Posted on July 12 at 8:02 a.m.

I think that so many of those who dislike cats are put off by their absolure independence.

On Cat Haters

Posted on July 6 at 9:28 a.m.

Thanks for the link to last year's column. I will try it's suggestions next year. Peach, my cat, is terrified of loud noises but bravely stays near because he knows that his closeness makes me happy.

On Fur, Feathers, and the Fourth

Posted on June 1 at 7:58 a.m.

So many true thoughts, Bernie.
Like you, my youth was filled with with a passion to change the world. With age comes the wisdom that by living well and attempting to treat all we encounter with kindness and compassion, we do, in fact, change the world for the better.
May you find the peace that you give to others.

On Epiphany

Posted on May 30 at 2:28 p.m.

There's something to this stuff. My aging cat developed a fear of thunder a couple years ago and has refused to be comforted. During a recent storm, I tried a new approach. Instead of saying "don't be afraid, scaredy-cat", I commended him on his bravery and visualized the two of us sharing a relaxed evening together. And it worked! I need to work on understanding his thoughts now since I think I'm communicating "to" him.

On Talking <em>to</em> vs. Talking <em>at</em> an Animal

Posted on May 22 at 6:50 a.m.

Jail time is to good for this type of criminal. She should be strung up like a pinata at a local nursing home and the residents given the opportunity to spend a weekend whacking her with sticks!

On Thieving Caretaker Sentenced to Jail

Posted on February 9 at 4:57 a.m.

My favorite "trick" for meal organization is cooking once to eat more than once. For example, my chicken taco filling is legendary and I always make enough for at least two meals, freezing the leftovers (if I don't have enough leftovers for a complete meal, I freeze it anyway and add to it later or "srtetch" it by using as a topping on bean tostadas). One pot of chili makes at least eight meals, conveniently frozen in single-serving sized containers.

On Menu Planning

Posted on February 6 at 7:20 a.m.

Just what the heck is a "socioeconomically sratified" student?

On THRIVE Goes Live

Posted on January 28 at 7:06 a.m.

I think we should promote family unification by shipping the illegals back to Mexico.

On Less Family Separation on the Road to Permanent Residency

Posted on January 24 at 7:41 a.m.

My deepest sympathy on your loss.
As much a defender of the Second Amendment as I am, there should be some means of preventing complete morons from owning guns. I fail to see how any responsible person could NOT see the dog's orange collar. Reminds me of an incident a few years back where a midwest farmer friend lost a cow to a couple of squirrel hunters. Anyone unable to distinguish a Holstein cow from a squirrel should not be allowed to carry a weapon.

On Remembering Billy the Dog

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