Hearing The Call

Sharon shared a Smithsonian Blog article that posits cats recognize their owners’ voices but chose to ignore them.

Yes, cats recognize our voices. I know this. I also know that they respond if they feel like it. Also, of course, those little hunger pangs that encourage them to respond or actually to hunt you down and nag you.



Another Find At The Grocery Store

Does anyone know what this is? Have you tasted it? It smells like of citrus. Who buys these exotic fruits at Mariano’s?

I never see anyone hovering…looking longingly at this unique collection. I had a houseguest from Canada this week. She bought it because it was beautiful.

Mariano's find

It is called the Buddha’s Hand Citron.

Oh. Now what do we do with it?


Sylvia Archive: The Lie Of No Time

She has come to correct the mistake. First step banishing self-deception: click the strip.Wednesday, December 11, 2013



Holiday Shopping

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Checks for Holiday gifts should be made out to Nicole Hollander and sent to:

Nicole Hollander
c/o Greensfelder Design
Suite 206
3701 N. Ravenswood
Chicago IL 60613

Sylvia & Nicole also take payment via Paypal.

Sylvia Archive: Stress, Stress, Stress

The woman who is easily irritated is peeved again.  Click the strip to see why.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Sylvia Archive: A Bum Rap

She gets motivated by a little stress.  How do you best work?

Monday, December 9, 1997

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela died last Thursday at the age of 95. I hadn’t listened to the news all day. Where was I that no one told me of his death? Where did I go all day? Why did I not hear the shock and the buzz of remembrance of his life? http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/06/opinion/nelson-mandela.html?_r=0

At 7:30 I brought dinner to my friends downstairs, and Tom told me. He brought out his computer and played “Free Nelson Mandela” by the Specials, followed by “Johannesburg” by Gil Scott Heron, and then he asked, “Have you ever seen Amandla!” I hadn’t. I recommend it to you if you haven’t seen it or if you have seen it to show it to a friend. It was a great gift from my friends to see it with them. Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony, from 2002, includes iInterviews, archival footage, and filmed performances that highlight the role of music in the South African struggle against apartheid.



Amandla! and the Specials AKA


Sylvia Archive: Hypnotizing Dogs

When the canine cannot resist. Click the strip for a larger comic.

Friday, December 6, 2013

For The Book Lover

Trapped at home by the cold weather? Curl up with a book.  Sylvia suggests this one.

Tales of Graceful Aging

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Nicole Hollander
c/o Greensfelder Design
Suite 206
3701 N. Ravenswood
Chicago IL 60613.

Sylvia & Nicole also take payment via Paypal.

Pets & Genders

I thought I was the only person who felt compelled to correct people who assigned the wrong gender to my female cat, Toots. When someone calls her a he, I think, “Toots is a girl’s name. Are you like deliberately thick?”