Category Archives: Life on the Concord River

Hello, Twenty-Twenty-One

Quick quiz — how many times have you said or heard someone say ‘I can’t wait for this year to be over!’? A hundred? A thousand? A gazillion? I, myself, must have said it a quadtrillion-million-heptazillion times. Yes, heptazillion is … Continue reading

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Feathered Friends and Birthday Greetings

Bluebirds and other songbirds help with a birthday celebration. Continue reading

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Dear Ovarian Cancer…

A open letter to ovarian cancer. Continue reading

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Lift the Veil

Samhain 2020 Today is October 31, which means today is Samhain, a Celtic sabbat that should not be confused with Halloween, which also falls on October 31 but is Christian in its roots. Samhain (pronounced saa-win) is celebrated from October … Continue reading

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Summer 2020: Don’t let the door hit you…

I may be in the minority, and that’s perfectly okay, but I am NOT sad to see Summer 2020 hit the road. In fact, if it would have helped, I was available to help pack its bags. Continue reading

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Poetry Corner

Once again it’s time for my Poetry Corner, starring my hawk, although I can’t be sure it’s the same hawk. Continue reading

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What is essential?

How does one determine what is and isn’t essential? Consider this caterpillar; is it essential? It’s a cool caterpillar that lives in oak leaf litter. It flips over to show its pinkish-purple belly, thus playing dead. Eventually it will finish … Continue reading

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Bluebirds All Day Long

‘Bluebirds singing a song; nothing but bluebirds all day long.’ Irving Berlin I’ve spent close to 65 years on this blue sphere called planet Earth and only saw juvenile bluebirds in photographs. Up until now, that is. My bluebirds, you … Continue reading

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Death on the Nile

Okay, it’s not really the Nile, it’s the Concord River, but my river does flow north, just like the Nile, and I have been watching past episodes of Poirot, the British mystery drama, and there has been a death, so, … Continue reading

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Welcoming Back Old and New Friends

It’s May, as you already know, and this is the month when old friends return to my little corner of the Concord River. For example, my Rose-Breasted Grosbeak has come home to make her nest and raise her young. I … Continue reading

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