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Who is that Masked Man?

Wearing Masks When Fully Vaccinated? I researched the vaccine thoroughly and finally got the shots. No problems, felt slightly sickish for four hours after the second one. My cab driver lectured me for twenty minutes on the government conspiracy that would now render me-what? Dead? Autistic? Sheepish? Nope, still alive and feisty. But the long-term … Continue reading

Your Last Dog

Dogs live for twelve, maybe fifteen years and become part of our family. There’s always a special one that just crushes us when it dies. My English setter Suzy Q. died when I was twelve and I’m seventy-one now and I still smile when I think of her, running through the golden autumn grass, tongue … Continue reading

The Fishing Hole-Art from Odds and Ends

The Fishing Hole-Miniscape #3 The leaves are made from cat littler, the plants collected beside the road, the hill is styrofoam covered with a plaster-mache mix, the fish are polymer clay from my hot little hands. The water is resin, which always intimidates me because it’s so freaking expensive you will kick yourself (as I … Continue reading

Fatal Attraction

Praying Mantis’ Sexual Cannibalism It might seem like a high price to pay for sex, but about a third of male Praying Mantis are willing to take the chance. Females often eat their lovers at some point in the act of mating and misguided naturalists, who think they need to justify animal behavior on moral … Continue reading