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Archive for January, 2017

28 Jan

Oklahoma City and Now: How Things Were 22 years A

It was April 19, 1995 when the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City was bombed.  Before this heinous event I had invested several years in researching domestic terrorism and in writing a Novel I called The 47th Day. I had also been tracking terrorist groups  country by country ( and terrorist) events around […]

15 Jan

Winter, the Creative Months

We’ve passed the Ides of January, which this year also fell on Friday, ergo a concern for all those afflicted with paraskevidekatriaphobia (from ????????? Paraskevi, Greek for Friday) or friggatriskaidekaphobia (after Frigg, the Norse goddess after whom Friday is named in English). This is in some ways and in some years my favorite time, largely because we are […]

09 Jan

Loogieless and Stumbling Into the New Year

We’ve acquired a virus here, both of us, and one of  us has morphed into pneumonia. The cacophony here is  an endless hack-fest of partridges flumping their wings for romantic attraction, a sound that never ends. I feel like I’ve been in a nine-day torso slug fest, like Sylvester Stallone in his meat locker, talking […]

02 Jan

2016 ANIMAL COUNT (Includes MI and Fla)

2016 was not a great year for wildlife watching, but here are the results: Ruby Throated Hummingbirds (86,071) Razzie (5,942) Pine Siskin (3,328) Rosebreasted  Grosbeak (1,850) Eastern Grosbeak (1,732) Sandhill Crane (1,363) Blue Jay (1,259) Cliff Swallows (1,125) Downy Woodpecker (1,035) Nuthatch (915) Red-breasted Nuthatch (799) Hairy Woodpecker (777) Redbelly Woodpecker (762) Northern Flicker (521) […]

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