Category Archives: Wild Life

UP IN THE AIR

In a recent New Yorker Magazine, Nathan Heller nailed it in his article, “Air Head” when he wrote – “The rush is skittish and improbable. A freighted mass of metal rattling down the runway gains a sudden burst of speed … Continue reading

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MISTER AND MISSUS

One morning just before dawn I was awakened by popping sounds. Three. And then four. A pause. Two more. It went on throughout first light, coming from all directions. I laid very still, awake now, focusing and straining to hear … Continue reading

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I DO BELIEVE

Do you remember when Tinkerbell was dying and Peter called out for everyone to clap and chant – “I DO believe in fairies” and it was our collective faith that allowed Tink to continue to exist? Yes, I clapped. And … Continue reading

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MY SUMMER VACATION

I’m tempted to write an essay entitled “What I did on my summer vacation” (remember those assignments) on the chance that I might then get an inkling of how it all sped by and now, in retrospect, is nearly over … Continue reading

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LIFE AND DEATH IN THE GARDEN

  In the midst of coffee and morning paper there was a sudden, sickening WHAM against the window. We have come to know that heart-rending sound too well, having picked up limp, broken bird bodies from time to time, and … Continue reading

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NO PLACE LIKE HOME

I’m a good hostess. Plus, I’m a Libra, so I naturally gravitate to plumping pillows at the same time I’m plying delectables and treats. I invariably worry that I won’t make enough and I pore over menus and plans, arrange … Continue reading

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BEE-WARE

When we lived on the west coast we rarely had a lawn. Let’s face it – water is next to gold in California, grass is incredibly thirsty, and anyway, I would always opt for vegetables and perennial beds given the … Continue reading

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