Change is good: Weekly Roundup, which I will continue to post on Fridays, will now be combined with a shorter (and admittedly less work-intensive) version of The Big Apple. I hope you like the results.
Here’s your chance to catch up with news included to inform, enlighten and perhaps even entertain you. To read aboutThe Big Apple, check out the other of today’s posts and look for Out and About early next week.
A week or two ago, my friend Cora adopted a fluffy calico cat she named Blanche. Perhaps a year old, Blanche joins Jiggy the pug and Derwood the gray-and-white American short-hair cat in the rent-stabilized studio that Cora has called home for decades.
Cora happens to be 66, and she is hardly alone–among humans as well as animals. In fact, a new survey commissioned by AARP has found that 40 percent of Americans 65 and older own a pet. Of those, 27 percent have a dog and 19 percent, a cat. Continue reading →