Voices, long silenced, speak

30 November, 2014
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“Man’s inhumanity to man makes countless thousands mourn” Robert Burns, Man was made to mourn: A Dirge (1784) This weekend marks the 150th anniversary of one of the most ruthless and unnecessary “battles” in American history, when 675 Colorado militia slaughtered between …

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Quiet day

27 November, 2014
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The boisterous laughter and silliness and love from last night’s Hamsgiving celebration is a pretty sharp contrast to this morning: a freezing cold, quiet day of slow beginnings, napping pups (Pax was definitely overstimulated last night and loved every minute of …

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It’s Hamtastic

26 November, 2014
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I am grateful to pigs everywhere for tonight. For those who don’t know: our children make the Thanksgiving rounds to two-three different homes every year. Several Thanksgivings ago, I decided to try something different for our November family feast, to …

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It’s all Greek to me

23 November, 2014
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While spending a lazy Sunday morning catching up on some reading, I came across an article in Rolling Stone, announcing the University of Virginia’s decision to suspend all fraternities until January in order to investigate the serious allegations brought forth by women who claimed …

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It’s beginning

20 November, 2014
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Beginning to what? Look a lot like Christmas? Yep. I don’t know why, but I’m more excited about the holidays this time than in past years. It’s not that I’m more flush with Christmas coin, or that my two upcoming …

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