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The ant bully, part 2

Darwinian fitness.  It's them or me.

Darwinian fitness. It’s them or me.

“Go to the ant, you sluggard: observe her ways and become wise.” –Proverbs 6:6

I have been going to the ant all day, trying to observe her ways so that I can kill her. Continue reading

Kindness to animals, unless they’re on the sugar bowl

Sweet. Sugar bowl and tongs all-in-one.

Sweet. Sugar bowl and tongs all-in-one.

They’re back.  I had forgotten about the yearly ant invasion of my kitchen pantry until this morning, when I saw the familiar black parade streaming under the door, up the wall, and onto the shelves.  In my panic, I could not remember what I had done last year to stop the flow.  I remember trying internet advice which, in my desperation, seemed plausible.  (My favorite was “ants won’t cross a line of chalk.” Continue reading