The Bay Trail – Map 7 (Alviso section)

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The Bay Trail is our walking/biking path around the San Francisco Bay.  It will be 500 miles long when complete.

I’d just gotten my Trek Fuel mountain bike tuned up and was ready to hit the [Read More…]

The Bay Trail – Map 7 (Alviso section)2021-09-29T16:29:08+00:00

A Blessing for the Biologists of the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Who Count Endangered Birds Each Winter

May the waters of the slough drop low enough to let the airboat pass under the pedestrian bridge.

May the King tide then raise the water so high that the endangered Ridgway Rails and Soras appear.

So often they hide in the pickleweed when waters are [Read More…]

A Blessing for the Biologists of the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Who Count Endangered Birds Each Winter2021-08-16T00:22:33+00:00

THE DRIFTWOOD SEAL

It was gone.  My Mom walked out her front door, headed for swimming, and there was no 1991 silver Honda Accord in her driveway.  

Two other Hondas were stolen that week.  “For their parts,” everyone said.

My Mom was heartbroken.  She loved that car.  Possibly even more than that, she loved the [Read More…]

THE DRIFTWOOD SEAL2021-08-19T20:07:08+00:00

Is Coco a Quantum Kitty?

I guess I had had too much of the news.  I was looking for something different and much calmer to watch at night.  Something to expand my mind but cause no stress.  I came across a show called “Cosmos,” hosted by a crazy astrophysicist who found a way [Read More…]

Is Coco a Quantum Kitty?2021-08-16T02:36:56+00:00

A TV for STAR TREK

The Enterprise

“Spock can’t die!” we cried.

We’d seen it in the previews:  a wide shot of Spock lying on the ground; then a close-up of Dr. McCoy, looking up, saying, “He’s dead, Jim.”  Asking a 10-year-old to wait 7 days to find [Read More…]

A TV for STAR TREK2021-03-21T14:59:15+00:00

Featured in the News, Thanks to a Beaver

 

 

 

 

I’ve been planning to live to be 150.  That’s years, I’m talking about.  When biologists recently confirmed we are physiologically made to last at least 200 years, I upped my goal accordingly.

 

Yet, on the day I saw my first wild beaver in my [Read More…]

Featured in the News, Thanks to a Beaver2017-11-02T18:54:40+00:00
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