Cats Superbowl Party

Cat Superbowl Party

Downstairs: A well-dressed reveler arrives, as previous guests doff exo-togs at a handy hat rack. Climbing a ladder to the second floor, partiers pile up on at least two chairs to watch the big game. I count at least a dozen there. Snacks are on the third floor, and the board groans under these lavish [Read More...]

Owl Land

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C.S. Lewis once wrote a poem with the title Impenitence. What did he refuse to repent of? Man-like beasts. Anthropomorphic animals, especially the homey civilized ones from Beatrix Potter and Kenneth Grahame. Here are the first two stanzas of his poem:All the world’s wiseacres in arms against themShan’t detach my heart for a single momentFrom [Read More...]

Draco Haiku

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Draco Haiku, by Freddy back when he was Freddy Age Ten:Cute Bearded dragonOr Pogona VariousThe best lizard petThis simple haiku floats on the page beside a drawing of its subject, Draco the bearded dragon.The drawing features a few long, powerful lines that trace the distinctive curves of the bearded dragon’s form. But those long sweeps [Read More...]