Friday Review: Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? by Frans de Waal

Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? by Frans de Waal My rating: 3 of 5 stars I got this book through a Goodreads giveaway a while ago. I shelved it and promptly forgot about it. I was looking through my unread books recently and saw this, and pulled it out to … Continue reading Friday Review: Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? by Frans de Waal

Friday Review: The Heart of Dog by Doranna Durgin (and Others)

The Heart of Dog by Doranna Durgin My rating: 4 of 5 stars Apologies for the late posting, but the BaldMan had an appointment at the hospital today, and I had to be there to drive him home. Nothing serious, just one of those preventive things you must get done now and again, but he … Continue reading Friday Review: The Heart of Dog by Doranna Durgin (and Others)

Wednesday Wanderings: Whisky Fakes, NatGeo Best Animal Photos 2017, Hundreds of Pterosaur Eggs Found in China, and Voice Controlled Printers?

So, you think that upscale bar has a rare and antique bottle of whisky and, despite the exorbitant cost, you just HAVE to taste it? Better make sure what's in that bottle first: Whiskey Frauds With 2017 now behind us, National Geographic Magazine has published its series of Best of photos from the year past. … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Whisky Fakes, NatGeo Best Animal Photos 2017, Hundreds of Pterosaur Eggs Found in China, and Voice Controlled Printers?

Wednesday Wanderings: Landing on Titan, Why Dogs Are So Friendly, and Animal Brothers from Other Mothers

First, apologies for no Monday post. Long weekend, and I needed a recovery day. It was a good weekend, just tiring. More on that next week, with pictures! Earlier this year, a joint effort by NASA and ESA landed a probe on Saturn's largest moon, Titan. Here's what it found: Titan Landing This study, although … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Landing on Titan, Why Dogs Are So Friendly, and Animal Brothers from Other Mothers

Wednesday Wanderings: 18 Beautiful Photos, 99 Good Things from 2016, Flying Squirrels, and 96 Sci-fi and Fantasy Books for 2017

Yes, this is really late today. Sorry. Spent the early part of the day taking the Christmas tree down. It is time, but that is always a sad day. Anyway, here are some things for you to look at: Here are eighteen really gorgeous photos: Remarkable Photos With all the negativity and bad news that … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: 18 Beautiful Photos, 99 Good Things from 2016, Flying Squirrels, and 96 Sci-fi and Fantasy Books for 2017

Wednesday Wanderings: Cuteness. Only Cuteness.

Today's links will be of cuteness. Mostly animal cuteness. Click. Watch. Smile. 2016 Baby Animals Compilation What cuteness video set is complete without a baby goat trying to figure out how to jump? Baby Goat If you want to entertained non-stop, it seems you need to get your dog a trampoline: Dogs on Trampolines And, … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Cuteness. Only Cuteness.

Wednesday Wanderings: Focus on Art

For 25 years, Ra Paulette has been transforming these caves in New Mexico into works of art: Cave Art Children's drawings of monsters re-created by professional artists: Doodle Monsters This artist uses only white paper to create these beautiful works of art: Paper Art And this one uses chicken wire: Chicken Wire Animals   (Image … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Focus on Art

Wednesday Wanderings: Folklore Creatures, Funny Animal Photos, SpaceX Lands a Rocket, and Christmas

I don't know that I would call all of these "insane," but there are some interesting creatures in this list: Nordic Folklore Creatures We all know animals do some funny things, but these photos won the first Comedy Animal Pictures awards: Funny Animals This is pretty danged cool! This week, SpaceX launched its Falcon 9 … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Folklore Creatures, Funny Animal Photos, SpaceX Lands a Rocket, and Christmas

Monday Musings: Weather, Not Gonna Make That Reading Goal, Weird Cat, and Writing

The weather turned colder this weekend. No snow yet, but I am sure it is coming. I think. We are now forecast to get up into the 50's and possibly see 60 later in the week. Very odd for Christmas week. We are almost at the end of the year, and it looks like I … Continue reading Monday Musings: Weather, Not Gonna Make That Reading Goal, Weird Cat, and Writing

Wednesday Wanderings: Best Thing To Do with Leftover Turkey, Civil War Trailer, Galaxies in Glass, and Foxes on a Trampoline

Do you have turkey leftover from Thanksgiving? This recipe for turkey croquettes is one we have been making for years. It is a little fussy, and is best if you can do it over a couple days so they can chill thoroughly enough to handle easily, but, trust me, "your patience will be rewarded" (as … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Best Thing To Do with Leftover Turkey, Civil War Trailer, Galaxies in Glass, and Foxes on a Trampoline