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Time to consult the freight train schedule

Because, unbelievably, I have just run into another train just as I got to the tracks. At the same intersection as yesterday! Thankfully this one was short. Who knew so many freight trains were still in operation? Not I. Advertisements


I just waited 7 minutes for what must be the world’s longest train to pass. I have never witnessed a train that long. It was so long that I bet it was blocking every train crossing in Berkeley and Emeryville simultaneously.

4 got weekday bottomless mimosa brunch

This is what it looks like. Look and weep. Yes, that’s right 4 hours. 6 Mimosas. Each. Thank you Social Living deal and scholar Ligeia  Luigli and my lovely companion Assistance dog Hera for making an otherwise boring Thursday a lovely afternoon. And thank you Nora at M cafe in Berkeley for good service and […]

Is anybody out there?

Or am I really as alone as I feel? The last few days I’ve spent a great deal of time just watching my cat Tigre.  He is dying.  And I am really sad. Back in May he had heart failure and I was taken by surprise. At the time I had no idea he was […]

This is a sad post and a mad post and a tired-of-it-all post.

Today, after posting about Tigre and feline hyperthyroidism,  Tigre took a turn for the worse. I am not sure how much longer he’ll be with me. Though it was a beautiful day, I couldn’t see going out for a really long walk with him doing so poorly. So I didn’t get much exercise. So I […]

An epidemic of hyperthyroidism in cats and what it means for you

Yesterday I received an email from a vet to which I recently took my cat, Tigre. The email was requesting participants for a study being conducted by the state of California’s Department of Toxic Substances- they are looking for the cause of the epidemic of cats being diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. Tigre had heart failure last […]

Disgusting and bizarre: the creatures waiting to take over the planet when we’re gone.

Since the sky is falling and the end of the world is nigh, I thought I’d share a bit of the life forms that are just waiting for us humans to go extinct.   Here’s a great website for those not afraid to look:,0,1994223.photogallery?index=14   It  includes such beauties as this coconut crab: Yes, […]