Friday Animal Blog
June 24, 2011
My typical routine is to veer from blog topic to blog topic by the week, never alighting in the same place twice in close succession. Right now, that’s not something I can manage, so, this week’s topic follows on from last’s.
My mother continues (see last Friday’s post) to struggle (more…)
June 17, 2011
This past Sunday, I touched our cat Marble – more than touched her, I stroked her back five times in quick but calm succession. This cat-petting event may sound pretty routine, but it wasn’t.
My husband and I first met Marble, a long-haired tortie type, six years ago at what was soon to become (more…)
June 10, 2011
Yellowstone, September ’11! My husband and I have arranged a visit to my favorite national park to experience it once summer crowds thin and the season turns to chilly. Our daughter will just have started college; an immersion-in-nature trip strikes us as an excellent antidote to the strange emptiness we’ll feel in (more…)
June 3, 2011
The National Geographic Magazine’s June issue blares this headline for its cover story: “The Birth of Religion: The World’s First Temple.” The article, written by Charles C. Mann with photographs by Vincent J. Musi, focuses on the hilltop site of Gobekli Tepe in Turkey, where ancient people built an elaborate (more…)