Our dear boy Malcolm has always had trouble with stairs and steps, but it’s gotten worse lately. Turns out that he has a deficiency of proprioception: he knows he has legs but he never knows quite where they are! Our vet was able to demonstrate this to us in comical but also touching ways. We are thinking of how we might make life easier for Malcolm in light of this curious problem.

Newsletter time — a single-subject one, and a pretty darn interesting subject it is.

Re: my earlier photo post, the building with the swastikas on it is on Kedzie Avenue in Chicago. I’d guess it’s about a hundred years old. I’m just surprised that the patterns haven’t been painted over.