Categories: Animals, Books, Christian, Food, Gift Ideas, Psychology.
Do your pets try to read what you're writing? They may or may not even be able to see letters on the screen, but scientists think our dogs and cats are interested in what we read or write...they want to know what we find so interesting!
Did The Florence King Reader mean Florence King was retiring? Fortunately, it did not. Click here to buy her latest book...it won't be A Fair Trade Book for several years. Buy it directly from her publisher to show support.
Early books by William F. Buckley, the founder of National Review, are becoming hard to find. Here's a collection piece for young conservatives:
Actually I'm not sure that this post is Christian, but it could be.
Today's gluten-free meat dish:
Food, Politics of
Our friends at Food Democracy Now, the Institute for Responsible Technology, etc., are well and truly chuffed:
"This is huge! With your help and hundreds of thousands of people just like
you, we managed to shut down Monsanto in Congress by stopping the Dark Act
policy riders that would have killed GMO labeling in America for good.
We've cleared a major hurdle. Many of us feared that the GMA would be
successful in inserting a rider to the spending bill, creating the ultimate
Monsanto Protection Act, to short-circuit our collective hard work for the past
4 years by taking away states' rights to pass mandatory GMO labeling
laws. We're happy to report that Monsanto was defeated - this
No, it's not over; the gene splicers will keep lobbying for legislation that protects them from having to own what they've wrought. The fundraising graphic wanted to be pasted in along with the quote, so my Christmas gift to F.D.N. is to leave it in, just in case youall want to support their counter-lobbying.
I.R.T., not to be outdone, came up with an even cuter graphic to raise funds for a closer look at the effects of GMO's in pet food:
(Y'know, when Jack Fowler, a.k.a. Jack Falalalalala, e-mailed a slightly longer list of gifts from the National Review, I wanted to put that link here...but the e-mail didn't link.)
One of my all-time favorite greeting card verses is the one that goes, "This is [occasion]! Oh, how pleasant! You're getting this card instead of a present!" If you tucked money into it, it was a nice gift. Here's a Christmas card that's cute, quirky, non-corporate enough to use to revive that tradition:
In addition to the eighteen things on the list...#19 would be "They're considered weird and controversial by many of their schoolmates," and #20 would be "They're disliked, and punished/abused with toxic labels from 'discipline problem' to 'ADD' or 'autistic spectrum,' by the less competent adults at their schools." (I'm actually glad I'm old enough to have been almost exclusively a "discipline problem"...I was whacked with several paddles and rulers in elementary school, and that was much better than the toxic drugs kids get now.) Still, it's better to be a creative person than not to be.
What do you think, so far along in your life? Are these your Top Ten?