Pets, Animals & Social Media by Ron Callari

Welcome to my Homepage. As a freelance writer and editorial cartoonist, my published work explores current trends on the digital horizon, social media, humor, politics and innovation. I treat global geo-political issues with the same weight of importance as cartoons and Twitter.

Also keenly interested in the safety of our pets, and will be writing here about various issues pertinent to pet travel, pet innovation and how social media intersects with the pet world.

Ron has also been a contributing writer for InventorSpot - the most popular invention site in the world, where he focuses on social media issues and evolving technology.

In a world where we are barraged daily by data overload, I try to cut through the clutter by delivering new insights with off-center, but hopefully insightful commentary. Your comments and feedback are always welcome. If you're on Twitter, please give me a follow. If you need a friend, let's connect on Facebook! But in any event, please come back often!

Posted on April 6, 2014

High atop 101 Hudson Street in Jersey City, a pair  of Peregrine Falcons return to a nesting site prepared exclusively for them.

Posted on April 5, 2014

For those that might not remember America's Sweetheart, Doris Day was the biggest box office star at the
movies during the 1950 and 1960s. Starring with some of the greats, she

Posted on March 30, 2014

It's ironic that the biblical tale about saving animals during the Great Flood hasn't
cast any animal actors to be featured in the film. While PETA [People
for the Ethical Treatment of Animals] was most pleased with the

Posted on March 27, 2014

Internationally acclaimed photographers the likes of Ansel Adams and Annie Liebovitz have produced iconic photography
while influencing others who are just beginning to make their mark.

Posted on March 24, 2014

After a full career at Rotterdams's Diergaarde Blijdorp Zoo, Mario, a 54-year old grounds keeper asked to be transported
back to see his beloved giraffes one more time. Suffering from terminal

Posted on March 18, 2014

Sometimes in life, you have to look very closely at images as they are not always what they seem. Such is the case with several artists who has devoted their life's work to utilizing the human body as their canvas.

Posted on March 16, 2014

This year when Milwaukee fans root for their team, they'll also be rooting for an adopted stray that's slowly winning
the hearts and minds of a legion of fans. This season's Milwaukee

Posted on March 15, 2014

With Russia usurping its will on Ukraine it's not difficult to begin to understand how the populace is torn between its pro-Russia
past and its desire for independence. Many have criticized the West for

Posted on March 13, 2014

Hailing a cab in NYC is a challenging task in and of itself - but once you get one to pick you up, the last thing you're expecting is to share your ride with a snake.

Posted on March 9, 2014

Can't go too far these days without seeing a GoPro camera filming something unique up close and personal. Skiers
and snowboard athletes took it to the Sochi slopes for the recent

Posted on March 5, 2014

Not to be sacrilegious, but if a lizard first appeared on the planet before the Old Testament and Jesus Christ didn't
walk the earth (let alone water) until the New Testament, why is the

Posted on February 27, 2014

For scent hounds who are known for their larger than average 'drop ears,' it begs the question: "What's up with those dumbo-size auricles? Some say it provides their masters with an easy way to pick them up. President Lyndon B.

Posted on February 22, 2014

If Ivan Petrovich Pavlov was alive today, he would be beaming with pride to learn how PetChatz updated his classical conditioning research from the last century.

Posted on February 19, 2014

Primal instincts don't always return when you remove a ferocious cat from the 'Bush' -- especially when that particular feline is a Bengal Tiger cub!

Posted on February 16, 2014

Up till now, Fire Ants have dominated the Insect Kingdom because of their deadly venomous spray. However, as part of the formidable Formicidae
family, apparently the word was late getting out there was a new

Posted on February 14, 2014

While skier Gus Kenworthy
is proud of winning a Silver Medal and joining his two team members in a

Posted on February 12, 2014

Evolution must have been tripping when it got around to introducing the
mantis shrimp to life on Earth. Unlike any other crustacean, and
actually dissimilar to any other species, this member of the stomatopods

Posted on February 10, 2014

A lot has been documented about Suda,
the artsy elephant, ever since she first picked up a paint brush at the
ripe of old age of 4 and painted what appeared to be a self-portrait.
Residing in the Maetaeng Elephant Park

Posted on February 3, 2014

It's a little known fact, especially since they won the Super Bowl, but
in actuality there is no bird in ornithology known as the seahawk.

Posted on January 31, 2014

Our pets always seem to get into the act.

Posted on January 29, 2014

Believe it or not, the Earthlings with the largest brains two million years ago were not humans. Nor were they apes
or dinosaurs. The largest brains were those of dolphins. The most

Posted on January 25, 2014

Who's afraid of bunnies? Who thinks rabbits have the capability for revenge? Not possible, you say? Yet how many
of you have childhood memories of receiving a bunny for Easter only to

Posted on January 17, 2014

For those who lack the living quarters or have parents who will not allow a pet in the house, Animin Augmented
Reality (AR) pets might be your solution. These are virtual companions

Posted on January 11, 2014

Bipolar syndrome or manic-depressive illness has affected man down through the ages, while other animal species
[whether domesticated or found in the wild] appear not to be affected

Posted on January 4, 2014

Seven Pyschopaths,' a much overlooked film classic, opened in movie theaters in 2012, and has been one of my all-time favorite murder mysteries ever since - right up there, with the finest, such as 'Memento' and 'The Usual Suspects.'