The Coffee House Philosopher
October 28, 2018
One of the activities that Patti and I enjoy at our two modest homes is feeding “critters.” If you’ve ever read the story of Johnny Appleseed (actual name John Chapman), he was an easterner who traveled throughout Pennsylvania and Ohio planting apple trees in the late 1600s and early 1700s, clad with a tin cooking pot on his head for a hat. By studying odd Johnny’s animal classifications, one might recall that the world is composed of two groups of animals – critters and varmints.
Critters are the fuzzy and cuddly friendly creatures that people like to pet, and snap their pictures...