"Before Beavis passed away, he and Bella were inseparable. They ate together, played together, and even shared living quarters. Beavis passed away in 2012, but the pair's story resurfaced after a video that the owner shot of the two appeared on Reddit. In the heartbreaking video, Bella lies by the side of her deceased companion and appears to cling to the idea that Beavis might just be sleeping. As Bella seems to realize that her friend is not coming to life, she whimpers, nuzzles, and licks her friend as if trying to say goodbye." … [Read more...] about Do Dogs Know They’re Dying?
Jeffrey Knight is a science teacher in Louisville, Kentucky. He engages his students with experiential learning and gets to know their capacity while doing so. He is always amazed at how teens open up to him about the struggles and details of their life, when he begins by connecting with their best-self and potential. He reminds them of what he sees in them—and they reply with transparent dialogue about their dreams their hopes and what they want to do with their future. … [Read more...] about Five Questions Every Student Needs You to Answer
John Herrman’s story in the Times (Herrman, 2020, January 19) describes the doorbell camera app, Ring, which now has millions of users, providing home video surveillance and changing the way many of us relate to security at home. Ring notifies users on their smartphones, enabling them to see packages delivered to their doors and answer doorbells electronically, unlocking the door from wherever they are. Amazon.com, which owns Ring, even has a video of a dog, owned by a man in Georgia, who learned to ring the doorbell so his owner could let him inside. … [Read more...] about Who Can We Trust? The Roots of Our Chronic Anxiety