Category Archives: Bryan Park

The kindness of strangers

8 September, 2019            The kindness of strangers Mackey and Turner and Yuki and I had just gotten out on the rocks this spectacular early September morning, and we saw a young family enjoying the pleasant … Continue reading

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If this isn’t nice…  

4 August, 2019            If this isn’t nice…   …I don’t know what is.” – Kurt Vonnegut – courtesy of Andrew  The quote is courtesy of Andrew. The flower is courtesy of Evelyn. The monarch butterfly … Continue reading

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Things with wings

9 June, 2019            Things with wings Here’s one “thing with wings” – a Purple Martin (Progne subis) – holding another “thing with wings” – a recently deceased male Common Whitetail Skimmer (Libellula lydia). This was … Continue reading

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Famine to feast

19 May, 2019            Famine to feast I went from not having enough (IMO) to blog about last week to almost having too much this week. Which is always fun. In last week’s blog post (Friday … Continue reading

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The second most memorable thing

21 April, 2019           The second most memorable thing The 15 year old girl in the ICU had the largest pores I’d ever seen. They were the second most memorable thing about her. I saw her … Continue reading

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Birds, flowers – Spring images

14 April, 2019            Birds, flowers – Spring images This is my 388th (!) blog post since I began blogging on March 2, 2011 (!). I apologize, I’m bringing less energy than normal. Fortunately the sun … Continue reading

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“That’s what’s up”

31 March, 2019            “That’s what’s up” I know a barista at Starbucks; she’s been a steady employee for years. She’s calm and efficient and reliable; I know Starbucks is happy to have her. The location … Continue reading

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