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Beauty And Ugliness

“Philosophy, in its simplest form, is the exploration of the beauty and ugliness of life.”–philosopher, physician, poet, and writer, Debasish Mridha Mridha’s quote came to mind yesterday afternoon while looking at the front yard and the street outside of the … Continue reading

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Stuff That Drops And Falls

I’m considering wearing a hardhat just to retrieve the mail. Recently, I was crossing the street to check my mailbox for an important letter I was expecting. Halfway there, I saw a blur in front of my face. It was … Continue reading

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Squirrel Appreciation

One of the benefits of having a yard full of trees is that there is always free entertainment from squirrels. The little creatures are the clowns of the rodent family. It’s hard to feel sad when one is watching squirrels. … Continue reading

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Allocation of Priorities

Blue Jays have a reputation of collecting bright, shiny objects.  It is thought that they do this to decorate their nests or to attract mates.  People have observed blue jays picking through street litter in the search for gleaming treasures. … Continue reading

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Squirrel Awareness Month

My neighborhood has so many trees that half of the streets are named after various species of trees. My yard and the neighboring vacant lot have 18 trees, mostly elms. The city property and the riverbank have so many trees, … Continue reading

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It’s National Bird Day

Like most folks, I know what a robin looks like, cardinals are super easy. Of course, my favorite birds are blue jays.  However, I’m terrible at identifying most birds. I know about crows and ravens, but it takes me awhile … Continue reading

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Fledgling Encounter

The late morning heat and humidity had increased well past my tolerance levels.  The bright side, was that I was more than half finished with the yard mowing chore.  As I readied my aim for another row of cutting, the … Continue reading

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