Author Archives: adamaecompton

About adamaecompton

just a three-legged rescue dog, bloggin about critical citizenship, the environment, and all sorts of literacy.

Ask Ada: Answers on Raising Kids and Killing Fleas

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Today I am beginning a new category on my blog called “Ask Ada” in which I will be answering questions from my readers. Feel free to send me questions about anything–canine, human, or otherwise–or just thoughts that you are paw-ndering … Continue reading

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PA’s Trojan Horse Grazes on Property Rights

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What under earth just happened in Pennsylvania? The first phase of forced pooling, that’s what! Over this past weekend, the PA legislature approved Senate Bill 259, which grants oil and gas industry operators the ability to combine oil and gas … Continue reading

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Questions, Answers, and Inspiration

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I haven’t been allowed to blog for awhile, so inquiries have been stacking up in my inbox. Today, though, I was able to convince my master that it’s time for me to adress your questions. He agreed, and gave me … Continue reading

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The Gulf of Mexico and Back Again: Photo/Essay

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One of the very first things that my master did after he rescued me was take me on a 15,000-mile road trip across the United States. We went to my home state of Texas, but we skipped the Deep South–until … Continue reading

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5 Tips on Dealing with Quiet Humans… Really Quiet, That Is.

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At the beginning of January, my master stopped speaking, and I have finally realized that this is probably going to last a while. (Yes, sometimes I am a slow dog.) I thought maybe he was just stuck in some sort … Continue reading

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What happens in Hawai’i does not stay in Hawai’i… [Pictures, Essay, + Video]

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My master just got back after being in Hawai’i for three weeks, and he’s not the same as when he left. I’m not sure exactly what’s up, but I’ll do my doggone best to explain. Fair warning: This may be a … Continue reading

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My guest article on elephantjournal.com

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Most of you humans know I’m not a morning dog. My master gets me out of bed at about 5AM, after which I go outside, do my business, and then promptly return to bed after a quick bite to eat. … Continue reading

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Caterpillars and Poetry.

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It takes a lot to make a moth, but most humans, I’ve noticed, don’t really care for moths. They like butterflies, it seems, but not moths. Why? I’m not sure (especially since I recently learned that butterflies are actually regarded … Continue reading

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Dissonance over PA’s partial moratorium on shale drilling? Let the dog speak!

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I speak, you listen! Humans often ask dogs to speak. SO, here we go: Pay close attention to what I’m saying about the last-minute move made on 30 June 2012 by PA’s Senator Chuck McIlhinney, R-10, in which he successfully … Continue reading

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Once bitten, twice shy? Uhm… No.

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It was not a great day for me yesterday. It probably will not be the last not great day that I have. At first, it was just a regular ol’ 90-degree dog-day of summer: My master and I ate breakfast, took … Continue reading

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