OMG. Baby Owls at Kirstenbosch, Cape...

25th May, 2015

I was tempted to once again use last week’s gimmick – of attempting to write about the Holy Grail, but getting distracted by my fascination with flightless birds – at…

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Ostriches at the Cape of Good Hope,...

22nd May, 2015

Okay, where was I before yesterday’s digression into the flightless birds of South Africa? Oh, right. I was telling you about the Holy Grail. Arguably one of the most important…

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Penguins at Boulders Beach, South...

21st May, 2015

I was in the process of working on a post about the Holy Grail. My family is Catholic, so I figured it was kind of important, because the grail marks…

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The Festival of Las Fallas, Valencia,...

19th Apr, 2015

  Last week, I went for a run to the park near our home. And by “run” I mean jog. And by “jog” I mean walking in sort of bouncy…

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Anza Borrego Desert, California

6th Apr, 2015

  You said you wanted to see the desert. I can’t remember where you got the idea, but once you had it, that was it. It’s happened plenty of times…

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WTF Weds: The Geese in the Back Bay...

30th Jan, 2015

I know this is a WTF Wedsnesday post, and today is Friday. What can I say, folks? Laziness is a hell of a drug.     I feel like┬ámost normal…

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Fenway Park Tour, Boston, MA

28th Jan, 2015

  Last week an old love of mine got engaged. He is from so far back in my past that there is no trace left of the heartache that followed…

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Scenes from D.C.: The Washington...

6th Jan, 2015

After visiting the Petersen house, and indulging in an absurdly expensive lunch, I headed to the National Mall. It was not, as the name more commonly would suggest, an indoor…

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Ford’s Theater and the Petersen...

5th Jan, 2015

  I should be perfectly honest here: I didn’t intend to go to visit the home where Lincoln died. I had heard that there was a good hole-in-the-wall breakfast place…

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