Mission Rabies

Countdown to Mission Rabies Tanzania 2021

Regular readers of my blog know that even though I retired from veterinary practice three years ago, I’ve remained active in the veterinary community.  I still author the bimonthly “The Vet Is In” column for Catster magazine, and I still pop into Dr. Soboroff’s practice, New York Cat Hospital, every now and then to visit him and Dr. Sheheri and…

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I Stopped By Arden Moore’s Podcast, “Oh Behave” – Check Out the Episode

Arden Moore has been a long-time friend and has devoted her life to animals. I was recently on her podcast, “Oh Behave!” Make sure to catch the episode: https://www.petliferadio.com/behaveep398.html (click the play button on her site) Here’s here SOCIAL to follow along for future episodes and updates from Arden and Pet Life Radio: Twitter Facebook YouTube

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Camera-Phone Photography – Moment’s 14mm 170º Fisheye Lens: Unboxing and Review

One of the great joys of retirement is to be able to pursue interests that you’ve always had to put on the back burner.  I’ve always liked and have had a great appreciation for photography, but all of the technical details – ISO, shutter speeds, aperture, f-stop, the different lenses, etc. – made my head spin.  It felt to me…

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Thoughts on the Coronavirus Pandemic – Part 3 (Finances)

Amongst the many news stories about the Coronavirus and how it has changed and affected everyone’s lives, there is no shortage of financial news.  The economy is effectively shut down. Most white collar workers have comfortably shifted to working from home. Blue collar workers and gig workers, however, are feeling the financial strain.  They’re waiting for their government checks while…

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Piecing Together Pottery at the Allard Pierson Museum, Amsterdam

In March of last year, I visited the Allard Pierson Museum in Amsterdam.  I had purchased a MuseumCard which gave me access to a slew of museums in Amsterdam and elsewhere in the Netherlands, and I had been methodically going down the list and visiting each one. The Allard Pierson is an archaeological museum with a permanent collection that contains…

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"10% happier: Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics" by Dan Harris and Jeffrey Warren

Quick Book Review: “10% happier: Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics” by Dan Harris and Jeffrey Warren

This was a really good, practical book.  I go through phases where I meditate regularly, and when I do, my life is much better.  But I sometimes let my travel schedule distract me from the practice, and I forget to do it on the weekends, and before I realize it, I’ve let the practice of meditation fall by the wayside. …

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