Be A Heroine: Rescue A Rabbit

Did you know that February is Adopt A #Rabbit Month? So if you are not ready for the commitment of a child, or even a dog, a bunny might be a good place to start. Rabbits are intelligent and naturally hygienic–they can be taught to use a litter box; they are non-vocal (except when they purr), and they don’t need much physical space, not even a hutch. They are better off inside than outside and make for content apartment-dwellers.  Moreover, they come in many varieties, all with great names such as Easter Cottontail, Flemish Giant, Jersey Wooly and Fuzzy Lop. … Continue reading Be A Heroine: Rescue A Rabbit

Alice in Wonderland’s Sister

Alice, stranded in contemporary New York City where she’s a character in Jane Eyre Gets Real, has been catching up on episodes of #TheCrown. The often-strained relationship between #QueenElizabeth and her younger sister Princess Margaret has made Alice remember her own sister. In Lewis Carroll’s masterpiece, Alice’s older sister is mentioned only twice, at the very beginning and the very end, and is never given a name. Right before Alice falls into a rabbit hole the sister is depicted reading a book without illustrations; at the tale’s conclusion Alice, returned from Wonderland, confides in her sister that she has had some … Continue reading Alice in Wonderland’s Sister

Alice in Wonderland Morphs Her Colors

In a season all about transformation, Alice is one step ahead of the game. While flowers try to fight their way through the snow, branches bud, and sunsets change from cool to vibrant, Alice gives herself purple hair and brown eyes. Hair change is easy: just dye it–or get a wig! But what about eyes? Fact: all people with brown eyes have blue underneath (all babies are born with blue eyes). Basically, in most people, the lighter color quickly becomes obscured by a thin layer of brown pigment which covers the front of the iris. Now, due to $5,000 laser … Continue reading Alice in Wonderland Morphs Her Colors