Category Archives: Environment

Plastic Bags

In Portland Oregon I don’t think you could find a plastic bag to save your life. In the Rite Aid, you get paper. In Pategonia, you walk out with your newly purchased clothes naked in your hand unless, as I … Continue reading

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Trying to get back to my eaglets

First they were all asleep under her. Then she was gone and they were still all asleep. Then my Firefox screenshot tool suddenly disappeared, and I had to find it again after installing various other screenshot tools that didn’t seem … Continue reading

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It’s winter again in Iowa

And unfortunately it’s coming our way too.

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Welcome to the world!

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What I learned, and missed, on the train yesterday

She asked if she could sit next to me, then proceeded to make and take innumerable calls. I learned about all the problems people are having with her boss at the TV production company she works for, the clients they’re … Continue reading

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The eagles are back!

This is just a screenshot, but you can watch it live here. He (she?) is sitting on three eggs, surrounded by all that snow.

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Hawk Team 6?

Luckily I’d gotten through two of the three New York Times I was behind (which took a long time what with the details of the bin Laden raid – 100 thumb drives and DVDs and computers and handwritten journals and … Continue reading

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Avian update

My daughter is a cancer doctor, and sees a lot of suffering and dying; and yet (possibly in compensation) she can’t stand to hear anything about animals suffering or dying. When I told her about the hawks and eagles I … Continue reading

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Early death by hawk

I read somewhere that just sitting is the absolute worst thing you can do, and that even if you reach down and tie your shoes it’s better for you than just sitting. And so I guess I can blame these … Continue reading

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Reality TV, eagle style

There are three babies, not even a week old. The nest has a little pantry at the front, filled with food (that’s about as far as I’ll go with the description); the nursery’s at the rear. The female was there … Continue reading

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