December 21, 2015

Santa’s Evil Twin

Like many of us, Santa Claus has a mixed lineage. He is the result of a jumble of ancient traditions, a lot of modern poems and […]
December 3, 2015

Roaches! Eww, Gross (or maybe not)

If ever there were a creature that the planet could do without, it would be the cockroach. Well, not really. Even those nasty little critters have […]
November 25, 2015

Parades Are No Picnic

It’s a parade, but keeping control of three-story-tall floating balloons is no picnic. The people who wrangle giant, inflatable Sponge Bobs and Ninja Turtles go to […]
November 11, 2015

The Elephant: Both Familiar and Magical

Sometimes animals capture our attention because they are so different from us: whales cruising the deeps singing to each other in whale song; bats flying by […]