Tag Archive | homo sapien folly

Macondo

I used to live in a room full of mirrors All I could see was me Well I take my spirit and I crash my mirrors Now the whole world is here for me to see -Jimi Hendrix It would be easier for me to tell inquisitors I can’t have children instead of honestly asserting […]

Of Mice and Men

On December 4th, 2014, a New York court unanimously ruled that a chimpanzee is not entitled to legal personhood. This was a disappointing but not surprising loss for the Nonhuman Rights Project (NhrP). They were representing on behalf of Tommy the chimpanzee. Tommy is held in capitivity by his owner Patrick Lavery in New York, and The NhRP wants […]

Kinship

I’ve become obsessed with elephants. They’re majestic, intelligent, and adorable in an odd-looking way. In spite of their appearance, I’ve come to learn about key commonalities between humans and elephants. They’re social beings who have demonstrated an understanding of human gestures. They have eyelashes. Baby elephants suck their trunks the way a human baby sucks its […]

The Bipedal Menace

In 1974 Peter Benchley published the novel Jaws. It eventually sold 20 million copies. In 1975, Steven Spielberg released a film adaptation that went on to overtake The Godfather and become the highest grossing film before Star Wars came along. Today, it is the 7th highest grossing film of all time, and its classic plot and […]

The Fairest of Them All

Anyone who has been a responsible children’s caregiver has at least tried to teach the difference between a need and a want. They could be at the mall facing a child throwing a tantrum over candy or a teddy bear that they don’t want to share with their siblings. They persistently bellow with such intensity […]