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Patience, Grasshopper

Patience, Grasshopper

My first notice of the Red-tailed hawk was when it came out of nowhere and perched in a tree at the edge of a farm pasture. I got the camera on it and grabbed one shot before it launched to the far side of the field, to perch atop a fence post at least 100 yards away from where I sat. After a short time, the raptor relaunched and sailed, a foot or so off the ground to another post;…

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Sparrows on Mars?

Sparrows on Mars?

Gizmo was a tiny Pekingese with a striking resemblance to the mogwai – we call them gremlins – in the movie of the same name. That movie was how I learned the three important rules of gremlins: 

Ode to teachers (including parents)

Ode to teachers (including parents)

Published in the Gettysburg Times, 8/23/2013) I’m proud of my daughter. And of her sister, which is how the former introduced me to the latter, a young woman about to become, in those early college days, a BFF. Cat’s in South Carolina now, her “sister” in Georgia. One has this year joined her school’s administrative ranks, the other is adding certifications for Special Education students. Teachers and parents have the most important jobs in any culture. They are the ones…

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