I Can’t Stop Wondering: What’s Going On Inside My Cat’s Head?

Some people keep pets for the cuddles and companionship; it turns out what I enjoy are the philosophical rabbit holes, the sudden tumbles into life’s deepest, most intractable mysteries. Like, when my cat Toby looks at me, what does he see? As a provider of food and shelter, does he regard me as a parent? … Continue reading I Can’t Stop Wondering: What’s Going On Inside My Cat’s Head?

Memorial Day

“We should guard their graves with sacred vigilance. … Let pleasant paths invite the coming and going of reverent visitors and fond mourners. Let no neglect, no ravages of time, testify to the present or to the coming generations that we have forgotten as a people the cost of a free and undivided republic.” - … Continue reading Memorial Day

What’s Really Behind the Challenge to the Election

Last week, Missouri Senator and 2024 Presidential aspirant Josh Hawley interrupted the traditionally quiet week between Christmas and New Years with an announcement that he would challenge the certification of the Electoral College results. This impotent, attention grabbing stunt served its patently obvious purpose. The chattering class immediately started chattering. Hawley was the subject of … Continue reading What’s Really Behind the Challenge to the Election