Dry and Warm: No Easy Matter for Plucked Chickens

Assured in advance by the region’s soggy-foggy reputation that I would face constant drizzling rain there, I bought the first modern rain-proof garment I’ve ever owned before my May trip to the Olympic Peninsula of Washington. But following the thread of waterproof garments as I comparison shopped for that red Goretex parka I finally purchased, I […]

Do Non-Human Beings Have Rights?

In the matter of the mistreatment of animals, there is almost universal condemnation. Such behavior is beyond the limits of what our species ought to do to a living thing. We consider it “inhumane” to torture, abandon or exploit our dogs or other domestic animals, even if those creatures are considered “private property” as Michael […]