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The Halloween Cat
Sunday, November 05, 2017      10 comments

One of my SparkFriends recently posted a comment about my Halloween profile picture. Kdylose posed: Your cat looks like he's not sure what he thinks about all those pumpkins. ... Read more
DIY Car Repair – Have Hammer Will Travel
Sunday, August 20, 2017      13 comments

Yesterday started out like a normal Saturday – had breakfast, made my grocery list, and set out for the farmer’s market and grocery store. At least that was the plan. However, when I got into the car and turned the key, nothing happened. Liter... Read more
Robin baby comes to visit!
Thursday, May 18, 2017      14 comments

It appears that the baby robins in my neighbors yard have fledged. This little guy showed up on my windowsill this morning: It appeared as tho... Read more
Robin babies in time for mother's day
Sunday, May 14, 2017      7 comments

A month or so ago, I posted a picture of a leucistic robin in my neighborhood. His unique coloration is due to a genetic mutation. My neighbors and I have been keeping track of him (I think it's a he based on behavior, but I could be wrong) eve... Read more
Update on Tigger
Monday, March 27, 2017      10 comments

Thank you for all of the well-wishes for Tigger. She's been crying for food, although yesterday she would eat almost nothing. Today, she's slowly increasing her food intake. Of course, now that she may be rounding the bend, Bear vomited last ... Read more
How have we come to this?
Thursday, November 10, 2016      16 comments

I teach. I have wonderful students. No, they're not all brilliant, they don't always try as hard as they could, and sometimes they even fall asleep in lecture (how could they?!) but they all are lovely, caring, people. At least that's how the... Read more
The squash conundrum
Saturday, July 23, 2016      11 comments

Anyone who grows veggies (or even has a friend or neighbor who does), is probably familiar with the great squash conundrum. On one hand, it's ridiculously easy to grow, and produces gratifying quantities of food for the effort. On the other ha... Read more
Monday, June 27, 2016      11 comments

I love to travel, so what's not to like about getting where you want to go faster? A lot these days, apparently. Besides all of the additional time it takes to get to the plane now due to security concerns, we also have to deal with high price... Read more
Sunday, June 05, 2016      11 comments

I love summer! Since I don't teach summer classes, I have a rule that I do not work evenings or weekends as I do during the semester. So I especially love summer weekends. It's not that I do anything very exciting most weeks, it's just that I... Read more
Clothes Shopping
Tuesday, May 31, 2016      11 comments

Well, yesterday I did what I swore I wouldn't do. I went shopping for some larger sized slacks. As you know, Spark Friends, I've put back about 20 pounds of the 72 I originally lost. I've had a real hard time staying with my program recently,... Read more
Tuesday, February 23, 2016      10 comments

That's the best way to describe my mood lately. A lot of it has to do with my weight gain and seemingly inability to stick to my program for more than a week at a time these days. I've been tracking very faithfully (with a few notable but short... Read more
EABL81's Gratitude Journal 1-24-16
Sunday, January 24, 2016      9 comments

1. For the sun that is beginning to melt the snow from the roads, walkways, and driveways. Yay, sun! 2. For the power that stayed on at my house, keeping it heated and enabling me to cook my meals and make my tea throughout Jonas. Yay, power... Read more
On the road in AZ
Sunday, January 03, 2016      7 comments

Today, my friend and I took a drive south from Flagstaff. This is what you see out the back window as you leave town: We drove through the bea... Read more
Great start to the new year!
Saturday, January 02, 2016      10 comments

Today, my friend and I drove up to the Grand Canyon from Flagstaff. After lunch at the El Tovar lodge (we scored a table with a nice view of the rim), we walked along the rim trail for about 2.5 miles. The weather was cold (about 32 F), bu... Read more
Video of humpback mom and calf (video blog)
Sunday, June 21, 2015      8 comments

Yesterday, I was lucky enough to see a humpback mother and calf off the coast of Cape Cod. Thought I'd share this short video sequence I was able to catch of the two of them together. It was an awesome sight!... Read more

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