Jury duty was EPIC

Guys. GUYS. Seriously. Jury duty was EPICALLY AMAZING. I went in dreading it, especially the possibility of getting stuck on a lengthy trial. And I kind of did get stuck on a “lengthy” trial — lasting two days instead of the requisite one, but being in a real live (if rather dinky) court room with … Continue reading

Why the hate, 30 Rock?

In this week’s episode of 30 Rock, the entire TGS team heads to blustery Boston to film a special show (all a trick so that Jack can get closer to his high school sweetheart, played by Julianne Moore). Pleased as I would normally be to see my adopted home featured in popular media, especially one … Continue reading

Where’s the science in the HP Exhibit?

A question has tugged at the edge of my mind since I visited Harry Potter: The Exhibition (which I’ve actually now seen twice). Namely: where’s the science? What does that matter, you ask? Well, it begs the question (and I’m not the first to ask), considering the exhibit is currently being hosted by The Museum of … Continue reading

Some MSPCA success stories

I realized after posting yesterday’s discussion of kill shelters, that it would be remiss of me not to clarify some of the MSPCA’s policies and practices. I may have mistakenly given the impression that they euthanize aggressive and weak/ill animals as a matter of course but, actually, the MSPCA is notable for doing the opposite. … Continue reading

The sad truth about animal shelters: sometimes animals have to be put down

This weekend, during my weekly volunteer shift at the MSPCA (Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), I overheard a conversation between a couple surrendering their pitbull and an MSPCA employee that really got my goat. Animal rights, specifically of the humane treatment of domestic animals (and less of the rabid PETA kind), … Continue reading

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