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Mother Nature’s Early Warning System

Mother Nature’s Early Warning System

Our latest column from William Thomas The Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami that struck South and Southeast Asia on Boxing Day, 2004 is still one of nature’s most vicious attacks on the planet. In the catastrophic aftermath, one particular story had readers doing a double take. While the death toll of people along the coast […]

The Dog Union – Working Canines of the World Unite

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The Dog Union – Working Canines of the World Unite

Our latest column from William Thomas We are right now living in the age of the dog. At no time in history have canines served to enhance human life more than these past few years. For decades, dogs have been helping the handicapped, but now they have gone way past mere to … to saving […]

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“Oh, Sweet Death”

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“Oh, Sweet Death”

Our latest column from William Thomas Although I don’t obsess about it, I do wonder once in awhile – how will I meet my end? Almost all of us will come to an unspectacular final stop – illness, accident, old age. The best to hope for is a quick and painless surprise. Nobody wants an […]

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Exactly how fat was that cat

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Exactly how fat was that cat

Our latest column from William Thomas As they say, a photo’s worth a thousand pounds. I can’t get that picture in the newspaper out of my head. It was a cat snapshot that circled the world of media. Caption: “Fat Feline A Goliath Of Girth.” In it, one Tiffany Noreuil of the Oregon Humane Society […]

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Beware of catty song lyrics. They bite!

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Beware of catty song lyrics. They bite!

Our latest column from William Thomas Whereas pop star Meghan Trainor is “all about da base, bout the base, no treble,” when it comes to listening to music, I’m all about the lyrics. Leonard Cohen’s Closing Time could well be a scene set in a rundown Italian bistro in a Federico Fellini movie. “All the […]

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Snowbirds heading for Florida – pack ammo and condoms 

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Snowbirds heading for Florida – pack ammo and condoms 

Our latest column from William Thomas Right about now you’re getting ready for your annual migration to the Sunshine State. Maybe you’re still packing. Please understand, you can’t possibly be packing the way residents of Florida are packing. Case in point, behave yourself in movie theatres. Earlier this year, 43-year-old Chad Olson was looking at […]

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