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horse intelligence (can animals think?, redux)

    In a recent post of mine “the forlorn cat”   https://rogersgleanings.com/2017/09/02/the-forlorn-cat/   I posed the question: “Can and do animals with whom we are familiar, such as dogs, cats, and horses, have emotions similar to our own? Can … Continue reading

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how to write descriptive prose

      “Six boys came running over the hill half an hour early that afternoon, running hard, their heads down, their forearms working, their breath whistling.”   — John Steinbeck, The Red Pony   One can just imagine how … Continue reading

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Sunday morning; “The Red Pony”

    Good morning, Scott. It’s 7:22 a.m. I’m following the foot philosophy and am going to Manhattan to take the ferry again. I’m not sure why. I saw “Ex Libris,” the Frederick Wiseman film about the New York Public … Continue reading

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