Category Archives: Bryan Park

Not your father’s lawnmower

5 July, 2020            Not your father’s lawnmower I got a new lawnmower yesterday. It was shocking, although not because it’s an electric lawnmower. I’ll write a little more at the bottom.  I took a little … Continue reading

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Peace like a river

12 April, 2020            Peace like a river Today is Easter and several friends said and wrote “peace” to me earlier. As Mackey and Turner and Yuki and I got out on the rocks at Pony … Continue reading

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“2/2 x 2” or “Spoiled by owls”  

2 February, 2020            “2/2 x 2” or “Spoiled by owls”   But first, a Great Blue Heron we spotted on our way to Pony Pasture this morning: Today is “2/2 #1” and fourteen years ago today … Continue reading

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Symmetry

12 January, 2020            Symmetry It’s possible “symmetry” is not what my niece was implying – but that’s the way I interpreted it. Last week I sent her a picture of Mackey and Turner on a … Continue reading

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“Dogtown Dance Theatre” – how could I say no? 

24 November, 2019            “Dogtown Dance Theatre” – how could I say no?  Long zoom iphone image of my favorite costume of the evening:  “LOVE YOUR SELF” – that was my favorite thing, right from the … Continue reading

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Memorable refusals // That tapioca, though 

10 November, 2019            Memorable refusals // That tapioca, though  People with classic autism have difficulty expressing emotions clearly. But they’re good at deciphering other people’s moods, and they imitate the expressions others use to communicate … Continue reading

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My editor is out of town! 

3 November, 2019            My editor is out of town!  So if there are any errors on this blog post, I won’t be able to blame her. I’ll keep the writing to a minimum!  I try … Continue reading

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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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