The Starving Activist is the sometimes-home for words. AR Neal (that’s me) finds them, cultivates them, and leaves them here. Enjoy.

November 26: The Dinner Table

"I'll cut the ham if you like," the bearded vulture offered.The hyenas laughed. "You just want the bone.""Excuse me, sir," the capybara said. "The meal will be on the table. Now, if you'd be so kind as to release my leg?"The Burmese python hissed apologetically. "So sorry, old chap. Habits, you know.""Hey! Don't forget about us," the pirahna complained. "We want more than crumbs this year.""If there's anything left. My children are hungry," the lioness answered.The elephant shook her trunk, leaned to the left, and whispered to the white rhino, "Who invited the lions, anyway?"

This is what happens when you watch nature programs a lot.Happy Thanksgiving to those in cultures who celebrate. I decided to write this, instead of the diatribe about Columbus that had come to mind originally.Maybe next year ...

November 27: Pet

November 25: Medical Experimentation