Monthly Archives: May 2011

The big picture follow-up

Wow, only hours after writing about corridors yesterday,  I got to see just how functional they are, locally.  While walking along the greenway on the way back from Park Road Shopping Center, some friends and I were crossing Hillside.  As … Continue reading

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The big picture

I’m starting out today’s post on the big picture with a little picture.  The bird staring at you in this picture is a White Wagtail.  This little male was present everyday on the patio of our hotel in Barcelona.  Some … Continue reading

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The Battle of the Sexes

It’s been a long, blank couple of weeks here.  I haven’t just been slacking off, I swear!  I actually just spent about three weeks in Spain.  As a result, I’m going to mix it up a bit on here.  Too … Continue reading

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One way to prevent an Oedipal complex

I thought this title was kind of inappropriately appropriate for Mother’s Day weekend.  Just wrong enough to make you squirm a little bit, but not quite offensive enough to be frightening.  Ah, what a satisfying line to walk. Today’s post … Continue reading

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And to think that I saw it in a Mulberry tree

Ok, that’s a very poor use of a Dr. Seuss book title.  Well, maybe it’s not quite poor as just too simple.  The truth is, though, that I did see it in a Mulberry Tree.  No, I didn’t see a … Continue reading

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