Nobody needs me to point out that China’s Great Wall is a great wall. There are enough eponymous strip mall Chinese restaurants to prove that point. Maybe Hadrian’s Wall needs a little more of an assist. Let’s just say it was good for keeping sheep on either side, but otherwise it’s just kind of cool, […]
Many of you are probably aware of the well-received, well-cast World War II film The Great Escape. Fewer of you are likely to remember the campier and marginally more recent Escape from New York. But, those movies, along with Escape from Alcatraz, The Escape Room, and the more simply titled The Escape all have one […]
Imagine riding shotgun in a blue Ford Explorer on I-95 N, just past Exit 17 for Saugatuck, CT, with a live version of Misunderstanding by Genesis playing on Classic Rewind on SiriusXM. If you’re of an age, or aware for other reasons, you might take a mental trip back to Live Aid, and Phil Collins […]
There are many types of foundations. Concealers are foundations the likes of which Jonathan Van Ness might recommend to even out one’s complexion and to provide a little sun protection. Structural foundations are built to support actual buildings, like the one that Quinn’s Corner will soon stand upon. And, then there are more philosophical and […]
Volunteering at our beloved sanctuary is a treat and privilege. Service to the kitties is its own reward, but it doesn’t stop there. Cats give back.
Confession time, my friends. Yours truly has what might be classifiable as an obsession with big creatures.
Working a couple of Saturday morning dishes and laundry shifts recently, I had the opportunity to work side by side with some amazing volunteers, both new and experienced. The experienced ones shared tips for efficiency and the tacit assurance that we older cats can most definitely learn new tricks. Meanwhile, the new ones gave hope […]
From Billy Joel’s “Keeping the Faith” to George Michael’s “Faith,” one thing is certain: faith is a very hot topic (well, it was in the 80s, and…extrapolating).
It’s a strange thing to put one’s thoughts into words. It’s stranger still to cast them out into the ether to see where they land. The most surprising thing is to see how they are received, by how many, and how far away.
At its best, being grown up is having a second childhood. You can have all the fun with a side of wisdom, and, hopefully, you can enjoy some seriously cool toys. But, it takes time to get there, for people and felines alike.