So our rescue cat, Vlad, recently turned a year old and shortly after celebrated his one-year adoption. His doting “mother” ensured he had a special treat of “T-U-N-A” (we can’t say that word out loud in our home), of course, followed by singing him “Happy Birthday” and giving him a new toy.

OK, so it’s Black Friday — a day millions of people across this great country forget what they were thankful for the day prior as they eagerly rush to their favorite stores to participate in fantastic deals, get into fights over who grabs the last product on the shelf, stand in ridiculously …

Oscar Wilde wrote, “In old days men had the rack. Now they have the Press. That is an improvement certainly. But still it is very bad, and wrong, and demoralizing. Somebody — was it Burke? — called journalism the fourth estate. That was true at the time no doubt. But at the present moment it…

The turkey is long gone and the time of giving thanks for what we have is over as we go full-swing into Christmas shopping and decorating. Normally, it seems the time for thankfulness ends as soon as the “Black Friday” sales begin, but the more I think about it, the more I realize just how g…