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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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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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The Lusty Month of May is Here!

It’s the merry, merry, lusty month of May. The month when naughty thoughts run wild and maidens swoon for strong men with pirate grins. My, my, I just might need a cold shower in a moment. For those of us … Continue reading

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That Which Shall Not Be Named

This blog post is not about that which shall not be named. You know what I’m referring to. No, not him. You know. Yes, that! I’m not going to blog about it. I’m not going to name it. I’m not … Continue reading

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Be Counted

No, I’m not referring to the US Census. Being counted refers to joining the The Great Backyard Bird Count. And super easy.┬á Plus you can do your counting in your jammies with bed-head hair if you’re so inclined. Join at: … Continue reading

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Bleak

The circle of life can be a very bleak circle. Continue reading

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Hey Buddy, can you spare some food?

Nearly 3 Billion Birds Gone Since 1970 According to a new study published online in September by the┬ájournal Science, wild bird populations in the continental U.S. and Canada have declined by almost 30% since 1970. Far from Passenger Pigeons, once … Continue reading

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Stop playing games with my head!

I’m referring to Old Man Time. He’s messing with my head again and I want him to stop! “Old man time, he’s so mean; Meanest man you’ve ever seen.” (Lyrics from the song.) And he’ll play tricks with your mind, … Continue reading

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Contagion

In the movie Contagion, Gwyneth Paltrow’s character received a virus from a chef she came in contact with in Macau. The chef got the virus from the carcass of a pig which got the virus from a chunk of banana … Continue reading

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Finally!!!!!!!

It took her long enough! I’ve been patient, I have, but I’d given up hope at ever seeing chicks this season when what do I see, a proud hen with six cute, little ducklings. It took her long enough. She … Continue reading

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