My personal thoughts on the arrest of Henry Louis Gates? You probably think I’m about to say I agree with President Obama that the Cambridge police acted stupidly. No, actually, I think they acted predictably.
Racism is a given in situations like this. Whites know it; people of color know it . . . if [...]
Then there was one . . . then there were none
Eighteen days from hatching to flying . . . a little short of three weeks. The nest is empty.
Sadly, the second chick didn’t make it. She left the nest but apparently wasn’t ready to fly and something got her — I found [...]
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From the New York Times, 21 July, 2009:
Driven to Distraction U.S. Withheld Data on Risks of Distracted Driving
By MATT RICHTEL Published: July 21, 2009
In 2003, researchers at a federal [...]
15 days old
Mom @ the feeder
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Hummercam photo taken yesterday: suddenly they look less like chicks and more like young hummingbirds!
Eleven days old!
And here are a couple from today:
Mother bird at the feeder
Twelve days old!
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“Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins.” – Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita (1955)
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, by Dave Eggers Someone on Facebook tagged me with a literary poll. One question I couldn’t answer was: David Sedaris or Dave Eggers? I read and enjoy David Sedaris but had not read Dave Eggers, [...]