Fur, feline may fly

April 17, 2007 My cat is an awful watch cat. What I really need is a watch dog.

Taking the bait

April 16, 2007 Ah springtime, when a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of ... fishing!

Discovered by all

April 12, 2007 Robert Starling hopes to dispel the myths revolving around the discovery of America.

Collector’s dream

April 10, 2007 It’s a Dickens Village collector’s dream: Dickens World, a $121 million indoor theme park near London.

Hung out on a line

April 9, 2007 The circus was coming to town and I, for one, was excited about it. Finally something fun was going to happen and it was about time.

Coming home to roost

April 5, 2007 Legendary Texas singer-songwriter Billy Joe Shaver looks in his music videos like he’s had a lot of hard living. On the other hand, he seems genial and likeable. Maybe both are true.

Looking for Rachels

April 4, 2007 Every year about this time I start getting requests and recommendations for a summer intern.