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Resistance is Fertile

I had the pleasure of attending an anti-Trump demonstration this Saturday, sponsored by the ANSWER Coalition. I will publish my thoughts on aspects of the event shortly (seeking more info about the speakers first). I am particularly eager to explore the implications a Trump presidency might have for Palestinians, a topic that one of the speakers spoke of in terrifying detail.

In the meantime, I highly recommend you view photos from the event by Pax Ahimsa Gethen, and read their write-up about it! I am honored to call Pax a friend, and they are a truly committed and talented activist and photographer.

Earlier this week, Pax, their husband Ziggy, and I journeyed to PreetiRang Sanctuary for some self-care and time with beloved humans and nonhumans alike. As usual, I left feeling grateful to be a part of such a loving community and bitter that I can’t afford to buy a chunk of land next to PreetiRang.


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Logic Problem: Adoption Day

Five friends– AI, CORA, ROSEMARY, SADIE and SCARLET– spent this past Saturday at a nonhuman animal shelter, adopting dogs. The five dogs available for adoption this weekend were a BASSET HOUND, a CHOCOLATE LAB, a GREAT DANE, a HUSKY, and an IRISH WOLFHOUND. Using the following clues and the diagram below, determine which dog is in which pen (Positions A-E), as well as which friend (Positions F-J) adopted which dog. Each friend is standing in front of the dog they intend to adopt.


  1. Cora has long hair.
  2. Rosemary does not want a Basset Hound.
  3. The Great Dane is to the immediate left of Ai.
  4. It’s a good thing Scarlet and Sadie do not have to stand next to each other, because they are currently beefing. The one in Position H is not involved in the drama.
  5. The Basset Hound is to the right of at least two dogs.
  6. The Irish Wolfhound is to Cora’s immediate right.
  7. Cora has a crush on Rosemary, and is jealous that there is one person in between them.
  8. The one who wants a Husky is involved in the drama.
  9. The one who wants a Great Dane has short hair.
  10. The Chocolate Lab is not in Position A.
  11. There is at least one dog between the Basset Hound and the Irish Wolfhound.
  12. Rosemary is standing somewhere to the left of Sadie.


Ken and Ken

Instructions: Enter digits 1-6 in each row and column in the diagram such that the digits blocked off in red, when using the operation given, yield the result given. Two digits have been provided for you. Each digit can appear in each row, column and “red block” only once.

Example: Three digits in a red block with “x18” given. Three digits between 1 and 6, when multiplied, must yield 18. 3x3x2 is incorrect, because 3 is used twice. The only possible answer is 6x3x1. The 6 cannot be placed in any row or column that already has a 6; the 3 cannot be placed in any row or column that already has a 3, and so on.

Good Luck!