Christmas is often a time when you try desperately to get something affordable to make your friend or family member not hate you for forgetting to buy something until last minute and when you present them with something that was guaranteed two-day shipping on Amazon Prime. But it doesn’t have to be that way (and no the answer isn’t just buy everyone the Hamilton soundtrack).
“I care not for a man’s religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it.” — Abraham Lincoln
This is my favorite dog quote of all time. Some of the worst dog owners I’ve ever met have been pious hypocrites who told me earnestly that they had prayed about the decision that they had to make. Interestingly enough, the decision they prayed about always seemed to go in the favor of the human doing something despicably selfish. One of the most disastrous adopters we had was a Franciscan nun. During the process of the adopter returning the dog, my rescue partner Victoria was moved to ask, “Aren’t you guys named after St. Francis? Wasn’t he the patron saint of animals?” The response? “Yeah, we’ve dropped all that.” Indeed.
Lincoln got it in one, 150 years before I learned the same thing. Read More My Favorite Quotes About Dogs
The idea of a Christmas made up of beautiful homemade gifts, cards, decorations, and food is so enticing. Social networks are covered in ideas shared and tried. It is the season for giving, and the thought that counts seems to count more when the gifts are handmade. Banquets big and small ought to be labours of handcrafted love. Yeah, it isn’t happening that way here. Not this year. Read More Caregiving: A Ready-Made Christmas
A few more weeks left in the fall season. Fafner is riding toward a grand finale, Owari No Seraph seems to focus on its plot more, Mobile Suit Gundam had some family themed episodes, and Heavy Object has the guys doing a mission in a cold place again. Read More Weekly Anime Review
There’s a lot to catch up on, from the ongoing #blacklivesmatters protests to The Wiz Live. Let’s get to it. Read More PoC News in America
This week’s news roundup includes various protests, ghost ships and the remembrance of the horrific attack on a school in Pakistan. Read More News in Asia
With server changes around these parts, I’ve been away for a couple of weeks, and in that time we’ve had a lot of disheartening news happen around the world. I don’t even know what to say about it all, but I’ll do my best to round it up here, and then let’s all go get a drink together. Sound good? Okay.
A lot of news happened while we were out. Here’s what we missed in music, movies, and the rest of celebrity pop culture. Read More PoC in America – Pop Culture Edition