In the Hoofprints of History

Health and Money A trail ride becomes more exciting when it’s a ride through history, as well as through scenery. A defining time of our nation’s history was the Civil War, fought between 1861 and 1865. Today, most Civil War battlefields are preserved for walking, and some have driving tours. But the few with bridle…

Kids and Canines: Perfect Camping Partners

Kids and dogs go together like peanut butter and jelly, so it’s only natural to take along the family pet when camping. But bringing along the dog means a little more than just loading him into the car. Advance planning and preparation will insure that you, the kids, and the pets all enjoy the outing.…

Airborne Dogs: Up, Up and Away

The next time your travel plans call for flying, instead of trusting your dog’s fate to the airlines, consider traveling by a small plane. For flights up to several hundred miles, it’s a realistic option. You might find it’s faster and more convenient and possibly cheaper. It’s certainly a lot more fun for your dog.…

The Force Awakens: Happy Hype

SPOILER ALERT: JAR JAR BINKS DOES NOT APPEAR IN THIS MOVIE. In fact, the three “prequels” are not mentioned. This gives purchase to those of us who maintain that those films were actually nightmares Han Solo suffered while entombed in Carbonite. “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is a gleeful cinematic ride with as many dips…

Delta Sky: Sneeze Souffle

Just how allergic to cats was she really? Are you allergic to cats?  John Hopkins Asthma & Allergy Center is looking for people interested in participating in a study of new treatment for cat allergies.  Earn $425, if accepted. Not long after I’d spotted this ad in the morning newspaper, I was sitting in a…