Gone: A guest post by author Jean Ryan

Today’s post is courtesy of Survival Skills author Jean Ryan, whose blog you can find on her website. Enjoy! Gone Today I came across a photo of a thylacine, commonly known as a Tasmanian Tiger, owing to the stripes on its back and rump. Native to Australia, Tasmania and New Guinea, and largest of the carnivorous marsupials, thylacines were …

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Father Time: A guest post by Jacki Skole

Today’s post and photos are courtesy of Dogland author Jacki Skole, whose blog you can find on her website. Enjoy! Father Time He looks old. That was my first thought—and my second. It was as though I’d been hit in the gut. Not that I’d expected anything, really; I hadn’t thought about what he’d look like. I’d just wanted …

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I Am Stuffed: Vegan dining at Café Gratitude

It’s been years since I’ve been to Café Gratitude, the last time in Berkeley, California, and so when visiting San Diego recently, I was thrilled to learn that this small, plant-based chain has opened a new restaurant in San Diego’s Little Italy. This brand-new Café Gratitude opened just a couple of weeks before I visited, and …

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Save the date: Ashland Book & Author Festival

Save the date, readers & writers! The Ashland Book & Author Festival will take place at Southern Oregon University’s fabulous Hannon Library on Saturday, October 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Events include readings, workshops, panels, a book fair, children’s events — and raffles and drawings to win great prizes (i.e., books!). Among the highlights… …

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Blue Bloods: A guest post by Jean Ryan

  Today’s post is courtesy of Survival Skills author Jean Ryan, whose blog you can find on her website. Enjoy! Blue Bloods The blood of a horseshoe crab is blue, a translucent baby blue that looks as precious as it is. The blood contains a mechanism, LAL, that detects pathogens and clots around them; pharmaceutical companies use this substance …

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