December 2010

two years with juniper

December 23, 2010

in Cat blogging

It’s been two years since Juniper became part of the family. Whereas our other cat Sophie is mellow, cuddly, and just wants to be loved, Juniper is affectionate, but often rambunctious and always entertaining. It’s hard to remember life without her bright-eyed curiosity and constant antics. Love you, cutie.

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birthday smiles

December 19, 2010

in Me

Yesterday was my birthday. Kingfisher left me a card and a couple small gifts on my desk in the morning. He often signs notes and cards “me” instead of using his name. We laughed at the ambiguity of his inscription in my birthday card: It took me a few more hours to come across the […]

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do I know you?

December 14, 2010

in Me

Why do you want to be my friend, Stranger? Friend requests from people I don’t know on Facebook.

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A review of the excellent Pentax Papilio Binocular — great, inexpensive optics for insect-watchers.

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hot air

December 7, 2010

in Silly stuff and bluster

During the boring period on a plane when “anything with an on/off switch” must be turned off, Kingfisher and I like to browse through the SkyMall catalog in the seat pocket. Recently, we contemplated an item called “The Slanket.” As have, apparently, so many before us. The Slanket comes in several different models and many […]

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a quick jaunt to Panama

December 2, 2010

in Travel

Kingfisher and I have been to Panama twice before. I had a project I wanted to finish researching down there, so the long Thanksgiving weekend was a good opportunity for a short visit. Home base was Canopy Tower, in the Soberanía National Park near Gamboa, where we’ve stayed before. I can’t say enough great things […]

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