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November 02, 2016
Headstones, creativity, and National Novel Writing Month
It's November, and for writers that means National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, when writers...
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...
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 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...
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...
March 20, 2012
Sgt. Rex to be reuinited with Iraq War veteran Corporal Megan Leavey (Updated)
Iraq War veteran Corporal Megan Leavey and Sgt. Rex (photo ) ** See end...
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 30, 2011
New Year’s resolutions for animal lovers: #5 – Learn something new about animals
To say that I read a lot would be an understatement; I try to average...
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 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 18, 2011
Friday food for thought quote: does a dog have a conscience, from Temple Grandin
"[Y]ou don't have to have language to have a conscience, which means it's at least...
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
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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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