Category Archives: Pileated Woodpecker

Squirrel lovers, avert your gaze

4 March, 2018            Squirrel lovers, avert your gaze This is a non-sequitur – but Evelyn, my faithful editor, is out of town this weekend. She normally reins in my blogging impulsivity, in addition to correcting my … Continue reading

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Short and primarily sweet

11 February, 2018            Short and primarily sweet Short because it’s getting late and Evelyn and I just got home from a long and excellent weekend with family in Blacksburg and Charlottesville. Virginia. Primarily sweet rather than … Continue reading

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Ricotta frittata

14 January, 2018            Ricotta frittata All my years of loving both food and talking, often at the same time, I’d never crossed paths with a “ricotta frittata” – before yesterday, that is. It’s a real thing, … Continue reading

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Planes that take off

9 July, 2017            Planes that take off “…we journalists have a bias toward bad news: We cover planes that crash, not planes that take off.” – Nicholas Kristof, New York Times, 1 July, 2017 Good News, … Continue reading

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I’ll have mine on the rocks

5 February, 2017            I’ll have mine on the rocks Mackey and Turner and I were headed toward Pony Pasture on Tuesday (January 31) and were greeted by this sight: I sent a picture to my friend … Continue reading

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Even slugs take naps!

25 September, 2016            Even slugs take naps! Neural Activity Pause – that’s what my dad used to call naps. I am currently unaware of just how much neural activity goes on in a slug’s mind, but … Continue reading

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