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Health Article. Distinctions in Dogs and Other Animals who Work in Public.

Animals can have public roles as well as being part of their family at home. The ways in which dogs (as well as the occasional cat, rabbit, pig, or miniature horse) serve are increasing. That makes education increasingly important. Because … Continue reading

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Essay. Angels.

It is December. For many, that means there is Christmas music everywhere with lyrics about angels singing and peace on earth, good will among mankind. Some people believe there are actual angels, God’s intermediaries with us (from the Greek angelos, … Continue reading

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Essay. Angels.

My father always said that we sometimes need to look back. If not physically, we need to look back in memory to appreciate what has brought us to today. If we don’t do that, we don’t have all the tools … Continue reading

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Essay. Angels.

Although Thanksgiving is next week, Christmas decorations seem to be everywhere. I close my eyes, sniff the colder air, and remember Tucket, the boy who wore reindeer antlers like no other therapy dog. Tucket and I volunteered at an urban … Continue reading

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Essay. Dreams can come true.

I am still pondering the documentary about a family in Ecuador whose two sons disappeared in 1988, almost certainly the victims of a police or paramilitary force (see yesterday’s post). The surviving child, a daughter, was 10 years old when … Continue reading

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Essay. Angels: A dog, a lot of people, and a revelation

It is Christmas Day. For many there is music everywhere with lyrics about angels singing about peace on earth, good will among mankind. Some people believe there are actual angels, God’s intermediaries with us (from the Greek angelos, messenger), other people … Continue reading

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