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ANOTHER BIRD-BRAINED THOUGHT, just in time for Thanksgiving

Ever since I sat in a movie theater years ago and watched Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds, I’ve had a strange fascination with our winged co-habitants here on Earth. Not some “birder” fascination, where I might spend hours out in the … Continue reading

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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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MAKING THE WORLD A SAFER PLACE: Why Lions Never Sleep

It was generally accepted among the common folk in that often  bleak, thousand year stretch between the fall of the Roman Empire and the Renaissance (when lions were but a distant memory in Western Europe and very rarely seen) that … 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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ONE MORE REASON TO LOVE ANIMALS: ROXIE AND FRIENDS

Those who know me know I’m nuts about animals.  Any kind of animal.  That’s why you sometimes duck into the nearest alcove if you see me coming with flyer in hand showing some adorable dog, cat, rat, bird, fish—and yes, … 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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