Mysterious Malta – The wonders of an ancient Mediterranean island

Before this trip, I knew nothing about the dramatic and mysterious ancient sites of this Mediterranean island nation.  What I learned there only increased my curiosity about the cultures and capabilities of prehistoric peoples. “Place article here after we get permission from the Missoulian ” Link back to the original …

Dog Stories

As I scanned the shelves of old books from our family’s collection in my brother’s study, I spotted “The Fireside Book of Dog Stories.”  I had vague memories of it from childhood and was in the mood for reading shorter pieces about dogs, so I borrowed it.  Turns out this …

Fifteen Dogs, an Intriguing Book

I recently finished reading Fifteen Dogs, by Canadian author André Alexis.  This thoughtful book uses dogs given ‘human intelligence’ to explore questions of thought, feeling, life and death, and other aspects of what it means to be human or canine.  I would recommend it to all philosophically inclined readers, not just for dog lovers. …