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Mystic Princess

Rachel lay curled up in bed clutching a weathered yellow afghan that must to her signify comfort, security and warmth.  Her left thumb is perched instinctively inside the corner of her mouth, as if one slight oral fixation might for a moment wash away all the worldly cares and fears seven and a half years of life had given her.   375 more words


22 Miles

I have spent the last several months upgrading and tuning up my bike.  Finally, it is done.  With a new chain, derailleur, brake pads, handlebars, a few cables, and tires, it was time for my first ride on my new and improved bike.   325 more words


Photo Friday - May 22, 2015

First thing out of bed, even before coffee (!!), still in pjs, I checked on Abigail.  Nope, no calf yet.  Then, I went for coffee …. 193 more words

Country Living

CANADA: BLACK BEAR kills camper in BRITISH COLUMBIA ~ FLORIDA man attacked by COYOTE ~ NEW MEXICAN officials find TULAREMIA in two RABBIT carcasses ~ GRAY FOX in NEW MEXICO found to have new strain of RABIES ~ RABIES reports from FL, GA, NCx2 & VA.


British Columbia 05/11/15 cbc.ca: A 27-year-old man from Mackenzie, B.C., was dragged from his campsite and killed by a black bear while camping with his fiancée last weekend, according to family and the BC Coroners Service. 1,154 more words

Viral Disease

Species is a Social Construct: Or my Grandfather's Totally Badass Dog

My grandfather was a badass kind of guy, so of course his dogs were awesome, too.

He lived in a part of the country where coyotes were still a problem for livestock producers (it’s always a bummer when your favorite chicken gets eaten,) so he got this German Shepherd. 560 more words

Are you Bear smart?

We’re fortunate at James River to share the Retreat and the surrounding area with an abundance of wildlife. And the first long weekend of “summer” at JRR also marks the beginning of Bear Awareness Week, a good time to remind ourselves that bears – now well out of hibernation and possibly protecting young cubs – are occasional visitors that command a healthy dose of respect. 143 more words