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September 03, 2016
FDA bans chemicals in antibacterial soap
The FDA has banned a host of chemicals found in antibacterial soaps, including the two...
May 26, 2016
A belief in a God bigger than any book or religion
Whether Josh Grisetti actually met God or not doesn't matter. He walked away from the...
November 19, 2013
If your dog could talk, would he speak like a preschooler?
A friend posted on Facebook today: "Who decided that if dogs were able to speak...
April 25, 2013
Living more with less
The homes in this village were ramshackle sheds, put together with scrap metal, cardboard and...
February 26, 2013
Some thoughts on modern slavery – refuse to do nothing but don’t be overwhelmed trying to do everything
As I write, I'm sitting in a cafe in a small village that, in our...
February 20, 2013
Can dogs be introverted or extroverted?
Not long ago, I did a post reflecting on Susan Cain’s book, “Quiet: The Power of...
February 08, 2013
Confessions of a non-recovering introvert
I’m an introvert. When I said it to friends a few times over the last...
October 07, 2012
When science and faith meet – infinity
I once had a conversation with a university biology student about the possibility that God created...
June 19, 2012
Join Patricia McConnell in a discussion about animals at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Thursday, June 21
If you're in the Madison, Wisconsin area and are also an animal lover, here's a...
June 05, 2012
Summer Top 10 Reading List – dogs, dogs and a little mystery
As summer nears, we bloggers here at Patheos have been asked to share our summer...
April 30, 2012
Animal testing and a little Monday morning crankiness
It's Monday, and to be quite frank, I'm feeling a little cranky, animal-wise. It's 10:30...
March 21, 2012
Wisdom, wonder and the nature of creation
I should know better than to volunteer to read and reflect on a book written...
February 15, 2012
McDonalds and Hormel to end use of gestation crates
McDonald's Corporation and Hormel both recently announced that they will phase out the use of sow gestation stalls...
December 30, 2011
Friday food for thought quote: stray cats … or not?
Not to discount the work of cat rescuers who rescue and care for stray cats....
December 21, 2011
The real family behind “We Bought A Zoo”
On December 23, the movie "We Bought A Zoo," starring Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson,...
December 18, 2011
Leo, one of the Michael Vick dogs, passes away
When it comes to being the poster pup for resilience, there may be no other...
December 09, 2011
Bring back the Wooly Mammoth? Have we learned nothing from the bunny rabbit?
It came out this week that Japanese and Russian scientists have recovered viable bone marrow...
November 28, 2011
Books for the animal-loving reader on your Christmas list
If you've got an animal lover on your Christmas list who also happens to love...
November 28, 2011
Book review: “Stay,” by Allie Larkin
It’s the age old story: girl loves boy, boy falls in love with girl’s best...
November 28, 2011
Book review: “Lost Dogs and Lonely Hearts,” by Lucy Dillon
I’m not much for romance novels, or chick lit for that matter. But I gladly made...
November 13, 2011
Streams of contentment and lessons learned from animals
In the classic song, “Thank God I’m A Country Boy,” John Denver sang, “Life on...
October 28, 2011
DreamWorks picks up movie rights to NY Times bestseller "A Dog's Purpose"
Fans of writer W. Bruce Cameron will be wagging for joy at this news: DreamWorks...
October 27, 2011
"The Lost Dogs" author Jim Gorant to pen memoir of Wallace the pit bull
When Sports Illustrated editor Jim Gorant set out to cover the story of Michael Vick...
October 21, 2011
Friday Food For Thought, from Suzanne Clothier
"The leading cause of death in dogs in Western countries is behavior - unacceptable, uncontrollable,...
October 20, 2011
Book review: The Lost Dogs by Jim Gorant
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