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July, 2012:

Bacon and steak for dinner…

Lori and Megan were away on a trip to New York City last night, so I was on my own for dinner. That meant there was going to be bacon involved.

Review: Our Inner Ape: A Leading Primatologist Explains Why We are Who We Are

Our Inner Ape: A Leading Primatologist Explains Why We are Who We Are by Frans de Waal Our Inner Ape: A Leading Primatologist Explains Why We are Who We Are by Frans de Waal
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Very interesting information about research on ape behavior, mostly chimpanzees and bonobos. Their social behaviors are strikingly similar to human behaviors and the author points these out, though not in a simple-minded “We are just apes” manner.

The book doesn’t come to a conclusion about any meaning of human/ape similarities, but focuses more on the wonderment of all the shared behaviors and social structures. Very enjoyable and thought-provoking.

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Ron Perlman is awesome!

Ron Perlman, the actor who played Hellboy (and a myriad of other makeup-intensive roles), got decked out in full Hellboy regalia and visited a boy for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. How cool is that?

Ron Perlman visits Zachary

Saturday breakfast…

Bacon, eggs, and biscuits on the uber grill.

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