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Photographer Dell Collum is a big fan of nature and capturing nature on camera.  He does an admirable job of it; getting new shots (almost) daily for a good three years.  44 more words


Happy Easter!

It’s Easter morning, and my how times have changed.  The kids are all still sleeping.  Years ago, by this time of the morning, they had already all woken us up, found their baskets, and inhaled pounds of sugar.  290 more words


An Object of Beauty

I first laid eyes on it back in January at the Bluffton, Ohio fireworks store. It was beautiful, but I let it slip by.

However, the more I thought about it, the more I realized I was destined to own it. 182 more words


"Gimpy the Raccoon" by Richard F. Yates

This is Gimpy, the reject raccoon.

He shows up at our house, by himself, most mornings looking to steal cat food; (the rest of the raccoons all tend to pal around together and prowl at night.) When he shows up on the back porch, limping and looking a bit confused, Callie (our back porch cat) smacks the crap out of him, but he keeps coming back. 67 more words


The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp by Kathi Appelt

Bingo and J’miah are both Information Officers of the Swamp Scouts. They are also raccoons. Their home is a 1949 DeSoto Sportsman, source of occasional intelligence reports, usually after lightning strikes and the Voice mysteriously (and temporarily) speaks. 241 more words


Encounter with a fuzzy character

Cows say moo. Pigs say oink. Raccoons don’t say any of that, unless it’s the clang of crashing lids as they’re smashing open garbage cans. This has some advantages – in general, the average raccoon spends “less than one minute” of its lifetime reading and analyzing writings about new media – but also greatly curtails raccoons’ ability to participate in the world of converged communications. 236 more words