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The Fraidy Mouse

It was all Uncle’s fault. And if we ever got back home again, Mom was going to kill me.

Uncle had said, “Let’s take a hike.” He liked to go exploring. I thought we should tell Mom where we were going first, but Uncle couldn’t be bothered.

Mom always said [Read More…]

The Fraidy Mouse2021-08-24T01:10:51+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


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


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

One Ant’s Partial View of the Total Eclipse

Pinhole Camera

I wasn’t going to bother watching the total solar eclipse.  I didn’t have time.  I hadn’t planned 3 years ahead to reserve a flight and lodging at the Grand Tetons so I could join the masses along the center path of totality on Gros [Read More…]

One Ant’s Partial View of the Total Eclipse2021-09-16T19:01:25+00:00

An Urban Beaver Plies Its Trade

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I SAW THE BEAVER !!!   My life is complete!  I’ve seen the Beaver, the elusive resident of a local urban creek.

Having had major surgery sometime back, I’m under strict instructions to walk regularly.  A year has passed since the [Read More…]

An Urban Beaver Plies Its Trade2017-11-03T00:30:18+00:00

Published in Western Horseman, Thanks to a Cat!

WH CoverWhen one adopts a shelter cat, unimaginably wonderful things can happen! We all know their companionship can fill a lonely heart; their unique personalities can entertain; their loving purrs can comfort and heal.

But did we know they can also [Read More…]

Published in Western Horseman, Thanks to a Cat!2017-02-09T22:28:08+00:00

Creative Writing: Government-approved

Yesterday the morning news reported that the Government has made suggestions for those furloughed during the recent Congressional stand-off: Folks should try to get part-time jobs until the stalemate is done. Suggestions included get a part-time job at Starbuck’s or — (I kid you not!) — doing [Read More…]

Creative Writing: Government-approved2017-02-09T22:31:43+00:00
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