Grateful Skunk

Grateful Skunk

Sketch by Michael Gruber This was rural New York State in the early 60’s and we used to burn our garbage in the clearing across the road from our country house. One morning we all stood around, a bunch of New York city people, watching a skunk with his head...
Anthropomorphism: An Innate Human Tendency

Anthropomorphism: An Innate Human Tendency

So, are we over-emotional tree-hugging bambifiers? Then what are those who have, for generations, denigrated, insulted, misrepresented, vilified, reviled, depreciated, and cast aspersion upon selected animals? Are strong negative emotions any more rational?(We owe the...
Anthropomorphism

Anthropomorphism

Anthropomorphism is the attribution of human traits, emotions, or intentions to non-human entities. It is considered to be an innate tendency of human psychology. – Wikipedia Each side in the eternal debate between non-consumptive wildlife watchers on one side...
Amtrak Blues

Amtrak Blues

Here’s a letter I just sent to the Federal Railroad Administration. Hope they find it as entertaining as I think it is. TO: U.S. Department of TransportationFederal Railroad Administration1200 New Jersey Avenue, SEWashington, DC 20590 RE:Grossly Inefficient...
It’s About Time

It’s About Time

12/26/15 I think about this stuff on & off through the years: My words, not Einstein’s. But he also thought about time, didn’t he? Young Einstein If I go to the Past, then it is no longer the Past. It is the Present when I get there. Once I get there,...
Early Elise

Early Elise

My daughter. My Christmas baby. Copake – Rhoda Pond Copake Aunt Grace and Uncle Howard Dad Mike Gruber Mom Trish Swain