Animal Welfare

Affording is relative, and there is a bigger question that should be answered

Pets take more time than money. Photo by Lucas Ludwig on Unsplash

A recent article raised the question of whether you should have a dog (or any pet) if you are not able to afford to take care of that animal. There was another article taking it to task and calling it “classism” to say only the wealthy should own animals.

I…

How our definitions of words affect the cultural debate

It’s a great idea, but how do we do that? Photo by Clay Banks on Unsplash

We have all heard of the “Ugly American Tourist” who goes to Europe and expects everyone to understand and speak English. It is boorish behavior. The problem is expecting people to speak your language.

I see the same thing happening in the “race” and “racism” discussions going on in our…

James Jordan

Teller of tales, many of which are actually true. Award-winning journalist, and the William Allen White Award for reporting.

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