Michael J. Fitzgerald has been a journalist for 40 years, working as a writer and editor for newspapers, magazines and web publications. In 2014 he published the novel, "The Fracking War." In 2015, he published his second novel, "Fracking Justice." He writes or contributes to five blogs. He and his wife Sylvia Fox are the owners and principal partners in *subject2change Media, a multi-media firm involved in print, video and broadcast. He writes a weekly column, "Write On" for the daily 'Finger Lakes Times' newspaper in Geneva, NY. He was a journalism professor at CSU Sacramento from 1986 to 2011 teaching Newswriting, Column Writing and Magazine Writing.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - Sometimes the photos are just too good to pass up - like Phil Spector's hair a short time back.
And so today here's a great shot of a 4-H lad giving his pet porker a drink of water. The 4-H is alive and well in California, with kids raising animals for market and learning all the lessons that the people from PETA would prefer they not learn.
Where I grew up in upstate New York, the 4-H was a really big deal and kids learned not to get too close to the animals they raised, but still to be compassionate about their treatment.
Looking at this particular pink guy, it's hard to believe that he will be pork loin and Oscar Mayer bacon strips in the near future. Looking into those eyes is enough to make you agree with the PETA wingnuts.