Wyoming Bison Don’t Like the Government Shutdown, Either!

Bison vs shutdown

OK, I'm being trivial today.  This, though, is hysterical.Take that, Mr. President!   … [Read more...]

Bar Codes in the Darnedest Places!

Sidewalk chalk

When I was a child, we played with chalk.  We signed our names, we sketched daisies and diamonds and puppy dogs.  Left to our own devices on carefree summer days, we personalized our world.  Like the raucous undergrads who sneaked out and painted The Rock on Washtenaw Avenue, near the University of Michigan campus, we altered our environment simply to show that We. Were. There.But in 2012, sidewalk chalk has been trumped by a new, technological signature:  the QR code.  QR codes are similar t … [Read more...]

Camels: At the Detroit Zoo, in the Scriptures, and in A.A.

Baby Camel - Detroit Zoo

Awww….  The Detroit Zoo has just introduced its newest attraction, baby Bulgan—a three-week-old Bactrian camel.Weighing in at 102 pounds at birth, Bulgan is the offspring of mom Suren and dad Rusty, both four years old.  Bulgan stands about three feet tall on skinny legs, and his coat is soft and grey.  His twin humps (Bactrian camels have two humps, not just one like their cousin the dromedary) are soft now, composed mostly of skin and hair; but in six months they’ll be more defined as they … [Read more...]


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