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A Farm Dinner with the Past

In H is for Hawk, Helen MacDonald writes: “I once asked my friends if they’d ever held things that gave them a …

prō-ˈthä-nə-ˌter-ē

I came home both exhilarated and somber. My sweet husband, Chris, met me in the kitchen. “Whatcha been up to?” he chirped. …

A Birder Am I, Oh My, Oh My

*Sigh*. Yes, I am a birder. I didn’t start out intending to be a birder. However, each weekend of my adolescence and …

Pity the Poor Hippos

An Open Letter to Nabisco, Maker of Barnum’s Animals Crackers Animal crackers have always been a favorite cookie of mine  and no …

Backyard Quartet

I’ve decided that my alarm clock is fairly useless to me during the months of May and June. As the sun rises …

Beacon

The moon is a beacon to my eye High there above the Earth Searching out each lonely soul To bless them with …

Earth Day Baby!

My youngest cousin, Doug, and his lovely wife, Kate, just had their first baby yesterday afternoon. Welcome to the clan, Lily! “Lily.” …