Tag Archives: outdoors

WHAT I’VE LEARNED FROM BIRDBRAINS…a lesson in avian behavior

Summer is coasting to an end and the fledglings are leaving their nests.  Go figure.  I always thought this happened only in spring.  Shows how little I know about avian procreation.  And yesterday we witnessed a scene which has been … Continue reading

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DROWNING OFF BIG SUR: A Tale of Stupidity and Survival

I’m not afraid of the water.  But perhaps I should be.  Let me explain why… As a teenager I was really quite stupid.  Not ignorant—I knew a lot of stuff—just filled with the stupidity that makes teenagers do ridiculous things … Continue reading

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CONFESSIONS OF A BIGFOOT HOAXER: and How Mother Nature Turned the Tables

Before “reality TV” made them nightly magnets for ridicule and disbelief, Bigfoot sightings, alien visitations and the Loch Ness monster only appeared occasionally in popular magazines and newspapers. In my favorite bookstore of my college days I stumbled upon Bernard Heuvelmans’ now-classic … Continue reading

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LITTLE GREEN MEN: Part 3

Dear Reader:  Thanks for waiting.  Here comes the conclusion (so go read Parts 1 & 2 if you’re just stumbling across this story now…) RELATIVITY, A MATTER OF PERCEPTION ‘There’s obviously more to it than I thought.” Hunt and Laurel … Continue reading

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LITTLE GREEN MEN: Part 2

Dear Reader, be sure to read the first installment before continuing… THE DISCOVERY Heather was pleased.  Someone was finally taking her seriously. It didn’t happen often anymore, certainly rarely since she had left her closest friend Robin last spring.  Her mother had insisted … Continue reading

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LITTLE GREEN MEN: A Whimsical Woodland Adventure

Writers such as Charles Dickens used to publish their stories and novels in serial form, so readers looked forward to the next installment, and paid for more newspapers and journals.  See what you think…here’s Part One of a short story, then watch for another and … Continue reading

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