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(Inspired by the dedicated biologists of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, who protect endangered wildlife and preserve and restore their natural habitat. We owe them a great debt of gratitude for their tireless efforts.)
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…]
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…]
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…]
“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…]
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…]