Category: My Blog

May 11, 2016 cathyparkerus2015@

¬† Remembering Mayak     Several decades ago, it was, that I volunteered at a local Zoo and Aquarium, back in a day when volunteers who proved that they would work hard and who showed a knack for working with the animals could become assistant zoo keepers. I had the great fortune to be one…

May 1, 2016 cathyparkerus2015@

  It’s a long-standing debate: just how intelligent are dolphins, whales, and porpoises [ together, called cetaceans]? I don’t think we know the answer yet. Perhaps we never will.   HOW DO WE MEASURE INTELLIGENCE, ANYWAY?   Hah! That’s the $64,000 question. Over time, many approaches have been tried for measuring intelligence.¬†Humans in the past…

April 25, 2016 cathyparkerus2015@

SEAWORLD MAKES MAJOR ORCA CONCESSIONS Most of us are aware by now of the announcement by SeaWorld that it is ending its orca whale breeding program, thanks in no small part to the eye-opening, heart-wrenching documentary, “Blackfish.” Does this end to breeding mean that among the SeaWorld facilities, when the current captive orcas have died,…

April 18, 2016 cathyparkerus2015@

Write What You Know Yada Yada   You writers have heard it a thousand times, right? Write what you know. And you think: What I know could put cowboy to sleep during a steer riding contest. Or: What I know would get me arrested if I enlightened my chosen target audience of grade schoolers. Or…

November 20, 2015 cathyparkerus2015@

My first book is coming out soon, and I shall donate ten percent of my royalties on this book to charities you pick. So even before I can have some fun with the blog, I need the first charity. Nominate your favorite now, and the charity nominated by the most people in the first two…