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Self Review in 2014

Just had a few weeks off from blogging because one to another things. I also have several things to do just before the end of this year and made a self review. 209 more words


Pro Tip

Don’t walk underneath perching Red-Tailed Hawks (Buteo jamaicensis). I narrowly missed being spritzed with one of these birds’s ribbons of excreta. You will notice, when you watch raptors with any regularity, that they tend to squirt just before launching into flight.


Winter Sounds

Over all, the wind in the trees, like an overtone. Cardinals chipping. Blue Jays screeching. Two trees, or perhaps trunks of the same, rubbing together. The tapping of a woodpecker. 14 more words


Lust & A Literary Walk of Athens

Editor’s Note: This guest post by Katie Dawes has been featured on Thehostelgirl. During the TBEX event (Travel Bloggers’ Exchange) Katie joined Big Olive’s Literary Tour… 550 more words


Little, Big

A Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis) looks somewhat like the Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia), but with a shorter tail. There is also usually a yellow cast to the lores. 97 more words


Insistent Kinglet(s)

I have had two run-ins with Ruby-crowned Kinglets recently in Brooklyn Bridge Park. These birds are called kinglets because they are little kings, fearless creatures. They are the birds I’ve always gotten closest too; or, put another way, they are birds that have always gotten closest to me. 362 more words


Dispelling the Myth: Texas' Defense of Institutionalization

Like many people in the disability community, I have been shocked by the recent one-sided media coverage of the upcoming closure of the State Supported Living Center (SSLC) here in Austin (including… 650 more words