• SPECIAL TO THE WATCH

A new year. A fresh start. A new chapter in life waiting to be written. New questions to be asked. Answers to be discovered. Although I speak chat (pronounced “kat”) I understand many human words because I listen. To improve feline-human relations this year, I am going to help you to listen …

  • Pandora's Box, By Art Goodtimes

UTE ROUNDTABLE … Maybe that headline’s insensitive? Or insulting? Maybe I should have said Native- and Euro-Amercans? … I think about those things. Words have connotations, not just meanings  … “Injun’ and cowboy” conjures a no-nonsense Western slang ethic I remember learning, and inverts it…

  • SPECIAL TO THE PLANET

Thank you for reading the first Pet Column of 2018! Although this column is typically about pet parenting advice and treating animals humanely — I thought it fitting that the 2018 kickoff (which also happens to be our 600th Pet Column!) be simply about a homeless pet like me.

  • By Art Goodtimes, Pandora's Box

CALENDARS … I’ve never been comfortable using the Julian Calendar of Empire, as revised by Roman Catholic Pope Gregory XIII — which begins with the purported birth of Christ, but which really was intended to supersede the Roman Saturnalia festival, from back when Christians were being used a…

  • SPECIAL TO THE WATCH

A new year. A fresh start. A new chapter in life waiting to be written. New questions to be asked. Answers to be discovered. Although I speak chat (pronounced “kat”) I understand many human words because I listen. To improve feline-human relations this year, I am going to help you to listen …

  • Pandora's Box, By Art Goodtimes

UTE ROUNDTABLE … Maybe that headline’s insensitive? Or insulting? Maybe I should have said Native- and Euro-Amercans? … I think about those things. Words have connotations, not just meanings  … “Injun’ and cowboy” conjures a no-nonsense Western slang ethic I remember learning, and inverts it…

  • Ask Allison, By Allison Perry

Dear Allison,

  • SPECIAL TO THE PLANET

Thank you for reading the first Pet Column of 2018! Although this column is typically about pet parenting advice and treating animals humanely — I thought it fitting that the 2018 kickoff (which also happens to be our 600th Pet Column!) be simply about a homeless pet like me.

  • By Allison Perry, Ask Allison

Dear Allison,

  • By Art Goodtimes, Pandora's Box

CALENDARS … I’ve never been comfortable using the Julian Calendar of Empire, as revised by Roman Catholic Pope Gregory XIII — which begins with the purported birth of Christ, but which really was intended to supersede the Roman Saturnalia festival, from back when Christians were being used a…

  • SPECIAL TO THE WATCH

I know this is a touchy subject. I hesitate to even broach it; snow. So many people in this region depend upon it for their livelihood, as their reason and meaning for living in this region, and to feel awake and alive during the short days and long dark nights of winter. I write this Pet Co…