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Take Your Time by Eva Furrow

Take Your Time: A Tale of Harriet, the Galapagos Tortoise by Eva Furrow and Donna Jo Napoli, illustrated by Laurel Molk (9780805095210, Amazon)

Harriet lives on the Galapagos Islands. 297 more words

Book Reviews

Little Bit of Running, a Lot of Work

YHC was NOT going to miss this one! After last week’s brain fart, I put a plan together OYO in my head and set the alarm early. 451 more words

Ma Bell

Chapter 2.5 (Grace)

Chapter 2.5 (by Grace)

Rowena’s eyes widened. “However did you manage to solve for the flatulence issue?!” she exclaimed, “But Penelope, tortoises in tuxedos? So cliche. 259 more words

Burpee Beat Down at Tortoises

Disco Duck said it best, “It wouldn’t be tortoises if we weren’t doing burpees.”

Five came out for a burpee beat down at Tortoises. Warmed up with side straddle hop, good mornings, windmills, merkins, mountain climbers, plank jacks. 160 more words


Farewell, Uzbekistan

On a hot, dry night in May 2015, I landed in Tashkent to begin my first diplomatic tour. My iPhone was shuffling through songs and settled on “The Heart of Rock and Roll” by Huey Lewis and the News just before the wheels hit the tarmac. 681 more words

Foreign Service

Sometimes a Tortoise Is More Than a Tortoise

Hanya Yanagihara’s parents bought a pet tortoise, Fred — cold-blooded, beady-eyed, and surprisingly particular. (“He liked only red hibiscus, not pink.”) Fred is 15 years old, and will likely live another hundred years. 269 more words


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random renaissance reptiles

The Renaissance Festival is where I found myself and where I lost myself.

There. That’s the dorkiest sentence I’ve ever written.

The foundation of my heart and identity is wrapped up in the turkey leg scented, sun scorched, dusty and gravelly hills of a place out of time. 982 more words