Category Archives: nature

The Right Brothers

My friend Joanne was concerned, if I stopped going to Starbucks each morning, my stories would also stop. Well Jo, there’s a tale on every corner here in Hitsvilles U.S.A. I was running in the park, yes…she’s back, her leg … Continue reading

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An Nocturnal Word

Crepuscular, from the Latin word crepusculun, meaning related to twilight, or as the movies call it, the magic hour. It’s when dusk descends into dark, as if nature flips a switch…black, murky, shadowy and dim.  Misty, lightless, muted and opaque. … Continue reading

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When He Became She

There’s a woman in the park I could have sworn I knew, but just couldn’t place her.  Every day I racked my brain trying to think, where do I know her from. I ran into another person who jostled my … Continue reading

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The Lone Rangers of Central Park

I’ve written about raccoons before, but needed to share my latest sighting. It was early on Sunday, a must if you want to avoid the weekly runner’s race that, if you look over your shoulder, looks as if you’re being … Continue reading

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A Wet Muchacho

It was teeming out, me being the only one in 80 degree heat in boots, looking as if I was about to go fish, my favorite card game as a kid by the way, along with my trusty umbrella that … Continue reading

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Everyone In The Pool

Walking through the park on my way home, I spot a cardinal seeming to lead the way making me think of Robert Preston in The Music Man. I watch as he rests on the railing, then a bench before settling … Continue reading

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The Raccoon Residence

I’ve been running early, to beat the heat. So this morning, right when the light came up…like nature flips a switch…I came upon two raccoons scurrying across the road.  One a little bigger than the other, deciding, they must be … Continue reading

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Curious Thoughts

The way the world is complaining about the heat. Doesn’t it remember bitching about the cold not that long ago?  And how lucky are we to have air-conditioning and ceiling fans where many unfortunates don’t even have water to cool … Continue reading

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Buttonholed

I saw an interesting sign in a florist’s window that said… Order your boutonnieres a week in advance… Now there’s word you don’t hear or see much. A boutonniere is a spray of flowers worn, typically by men, in the … Continue reading

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The Politeness of Puppies

Punctilio, a fancy word for good manners, not that you hear it a lot, but when you do, it reminds us of a different time when politeness wasn’t so rare. Etiquette, rules of conduct, or just the customary code for … Continue reading

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