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The first time that I read St. Augustine’s profound injunction, “Love God and do anything that pleases you,” the words struck my somewhat orthodox mind as being contradictory.  more
I come from a long line of dog-loving, cat haters.  My daddy hated cats and his daddy before him. I was very disappointed the time I saw daddy holding one of mama’s cats in his lap and loving on the beast.  more
Back on the dying pond, the herons have been joined by three wood storks and soon two more.  And immediately, the wood storks endeavor to take the pond over like a bunch of gangsters. more
When I was a little boy pup, we kept the home fires burning by using wood as fuel, elm and oak mostly, so most of the trees we hacked down weren't wasted. more
Cats can be compared very favorably, or unfavorably, dependent upon your point of view, to a small boy with a new wind-up toy. more
Have you ever seen a cat ooze? That's right, ooze. Smoky, my puppy kitten, was lying on the coffee table and suddenly decided to Ooooze onto the floor. more
We arrogantly imagine that we possess the cat.  The cat, purring all the while, knows the truth of the matter, that in reality, we belong to him. While a cat appears to be sleeping it is observing everything in its environment. more
My life as a professional small boy, zoo director, and wildlife photographer, has been anything but dull. In fact, it might be said that my survival thus far has been nothing less than miraculous. more
Yes, bad things happen to good people; and they even happen to folks like you and me. How else do you explain a toothache, a hangnail, a splinter under a fingernail, or an exciting and most stimulating case of... more
It has been my distinct privilege to see some strange and wonderful things in my lifetime of wandering in the forests and streams of our land.  I have fallen out of trees, had fish hooks … more
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