SPARCS 2014 Conference (Free Live Stream)

SPARCS is an organization dedicated to scientific research and debate regarding canine behavior. This year the topics include aggression and conflict, personality and temperament, and science in training. The speakers will touch on topics such as why different breeds act differently, neuroscience of behaviors, neurochemistry of behavior and motivation, temperament and personality (both canine and…

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The Tour de Donut

Entries are open for a very cool event in Ohio. The Tour de Donut. I rode in this “race” last year and had a blast. I rode the 16-mile route. I finished in about the middle of my class, as expected, and toward the back of the pack of all riders, also as expected. I…

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How to change a bicycle innertube

Here in southeastern Indiana we’re having a bit of ping-pong weather–it’s going back and forth between deep cold and reasonably close to spring. This has spurred me on to clean up my gear and prep it for the upcoming warm weather. My bike had a couple of flats that I needed to attend to. I’m…

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I have been, and always shall be, your friend.

  Cat’s Cradle’s Beaufort “Beau” July 8, 2000 – October 2, 2012 I have been, and always shall be, your friend.   In the fall of 2000 I proudly announced the addition to my crew of a little blue-eyed Catahoula puppy. Over the years I’ve shared stories and pictures of our trips through this blog,…

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Fall Fun

I’ve been absolutely awful about posting anything this year. I’ve sat down to write posts at least a dozen time, then ended up just walking away. Looking back I realized I didn’t update with information of what I’ve been up to. Last fall, about the time I got sick, Ranger stopped pulling when in competition….

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I like to ride my bicycle

I took my 8 year old Marin mountain bike in for a tune up this week. When I got home I started looking at craigslist for something else entirely and ended up finding this gem: It’s an early 1960s Huffy Eldorado cruiser. It’s got a sturdy steel frame and coaster brakes. And a tank. I…

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