Monthly Archives: February 2011

Gray-Blue Grief, Gratitude

That’s the mood this morning.  This picture, the weather – it all fits. The weather, writ large yet again.  Last night near Little Rock, a 4.7-magnitude earthquake. Last night here in Fayetteville, direct lightning-strikes.  A picture on FaceBook shows a … Continue reading

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Cats, Plants, Stinkbugs

Bugs and I had the O’Dendrons – Rhode and Phil – over last night.  Bugs and Phil especially enjoyed swapping yarns about their mutual Irish ancestry.  (You may recall Bugs’s full name is Bougarabou O. Hooligan.)  We were talking about … Continue reading

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Keeper Peepers

It’s become a joyful rite of spring:  Sharing the spring peepers with Kim and Bee in Michigan.  We here in Arkansas always get the jump on them. This dawn I took my digital voice-recorder out there and got thirty seconds … Continue reading

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Divergence of Mood

This morning I’m tired; finished two projects and even got the billing done too.  So I’m ready to receive gladly a friend’s FaceBook post:  “Every day holds its share of simple pleasures; we must only open our eyes to see … Continue reading

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Back Leg Bounce

Bugs’s hind legs inspire me.  I find them beautiful, awesome.  Share the joy.                 Kim and I were wondering whether these hind legs could have inspired the design for automobile struts?  I found … Continue reading

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Bugs Hones His Skills

Here Bugs reviews the route plan for his next assault on Karakorum. He’d just read this, from the Society for Neuroscience: “[C]areful studies in both humans and animals. . . provide clear evidence that sleep is indeed important for at … Continue reading

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Crampons? Claws? Which?

After yesterday’s post, this query came in the morning mail: What footgear does Bugs favor on his climbs?  We see crampons going for everything from $35.97 on up to $219.00.  Standing on the summit of accomplishment as Bugs does, cost … Continue reading

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Because It Was There. . .

                  . . . but I guess I didn’t really think this thing through. Send cards and letters please. There’s no litterbox up here.            

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Ear To The Ground

Continuing yesterday’s theme of the listening relationship:  Here’s what I’ve noticed, and I’ve noticed it a lot in my long life.  When we’re talking human –> human English –> English, understanding does not necessarily follow.  And where we’re talking English … Continue reading

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Metaphor Mash-Up

Here are some pictures of Bugs taken shortly after our Tellington session the other day.  You can see how gracious he was. What you can’t see is how full of verve and sass also.  We had to have another little … Continue reading

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