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Polar Cities

I must prefix this post with a bit of back story… A reader in Taiwan, Danny Bee, left a comment on an article I wrote (“Emily Yoffe Learns The Secret“). I had first assumed that the comment was spam, though the suspect spam did not follow my preconceived notions of…Continue Reading

Summer Solstice

I noticed that this time last year marked a particularly hot and dry period in the year. It so happens that Georgia has been suffering a level two drought since the ides of April. So either this year’s drought is nothing new, or it’s only getting worse with every year.…Continue Reading

Be Kind to Wild Animals

Friday night I haphazardly tossed the contents of the evening’s milk shake off the back deck down 14′ feet or so into our compost pile. Much to the utter surprise of a large-ish opossum, the milky-sweet goodness splattered loudly as it found its mark on the possum’s back. The possum…Continue Reading

Oo-Lah-Lah, Spring’s Guffaw

Winter really didn’t have much of an icy grip this year. It is not unheard of to see a hearty snow in the middle of March, but I think the danger of that is over. Spring appears to be here to stay, if the Cherry trees, Flowering Pear, and Daffodils…Continue Reading

The Maize Maze

A crowd of us hit Uncle Shuck’s corn maze this evening for some group entertainment. There was quite a crowd already there, so we blended in nicely. Balthazar came along with us to be in his (and ours) first ever corn maze. Running the maze reminded me a little of…Continue Reading

Fresh Dose of Heebee Jeebies

Neatorama shares with us six of the more horrific parasites encountered within the the world. I’ve seen some of these already and I know of others that certainly deserve their fair attention in the top 10. This article however, has some pictures that left me noticing slight skin twitches with…Continue Reading

Today’s Fun Fact

What’s the tallest mountain on Earth? If you answered Mt. Everest, you’re 1/3 right. The truest answer would be to list all three mountains given the tallest status by the various interpretations of measurement. Tallest from sea level: Mt. Everest in the Himalayas at 29,035 feet Tallest from the base:…Continue Reading

Blackberry Friends

Don’t you miss the days when your friends were as close as a boy and his blackberry? Those long summer days when you sought out your squishy compadres for their bulbous, inky selves. I sure do. Seeing Balthazar these days really makes me reminescent. … What the $@#%!?! Why does…Continue Reading

The Heat is Here

Summer has officially landed and to mark the event, the Sun moved 1 million miles closer to Earth. I can tell because how damned hot it’s been lately. If this is any sign of what’s to come by August, nothing green will survive. My lawn is already crispy and brown.