Weird Weekend – Between Lives

This weekend, I am thrilled to have a guest post on SJ Driscoll’s blog, Come Sit By My Fire.  She’s hosting a series on life changes called Being Between. I’ve written about one of the biggest transitions in my life, leaving the job I loved at the San Diego Zoo to move to Seattle and […]

Wild Wednesday – The Winter Gardener

Right now the garden looks like pretty bedraggled.  Sad, right?  How about these strawberries?  They tasted so delicious, but now they look anemic and ready to die. Well they are about to die…back.  Their roots will stay safe and warm in the ground, ready to come back in the spring but the green tops are […]

Weird Weekend – Paranormal And Technology

I’m not a ghost hunter, and I confess I have a hard time watching paranormal investigative shows.  It seems like all you get is a bunch of people running around either shrieking, or saying  “Did you see/hear that?”  Conversely, I do enjoy scanning YouTube for clips put up by the multitude of paranormal investigation groups […]

Wild Wednesday – Happy Thanksgiving!

I worked today, late and so didn’t have regular post ready to go.  A little late, however is better than not posting at all. Here’s wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!  Take a moment to be grateful for the blessings in your life.  Here is my list: For my Husband, the love of my […]

Eye Candy Sunday

Just to mix things up, I thought I’d give the ladies out there a little mental break.  If you’ve been working furiously over the computer, take a moment and scroll through these fine examples of masculinity.   Not into the sometimes furry?  How about godlike?     Or if you don’t like fantasy, and prefer […]

Wild Wednesday – What I Did This Summer

For those of you with offspring, do they still have kids write the obligatory essay on summertime activities in school?  I thought I’d give you a little reminder of summer if, like me, fall has closed you in with clouds and rain. Instead of being in front of a computer, this is where I spent […]

Wild Wednesday – Name That Mammal!

“Look!  A seal!”  A little boy points excitedly.  Mom, walking nearby peers in the direction her child is pointing.  A sausage-shaped creature lolling just above the surf line blinks back at her. “Is it a seal, Mommy?” Is it? I know this has been a burning question for so many of you.  It’s even tripped […]

Weird Weekend – If Aliens Are Real…

Why don’t they just land on the White House lawn and introduce themselves?   Why don’t they let someone get a real picture/video instead of those grainy, jumpy images?   I’ve already shared my thoughts on whether or not life exists out there in our galaxy, or even our own solar system.   To discuss […]

Wild Wednesday – Guilty, Grinning Dogs

Too much overtime means today’s post will be short and sweet.  Funny dog video!   Have you met Denver?  He’s the guilty, cat-treat-eating dog, and this is one of my favorite YouTube videos.          

Weird Weekend – Werewolves? For Real?

You’re out hiking in the woods on a late summer evening.  The full moon is rising above the distant hills.  You can’t see it, but its brilliant silver light spills between the boles of the trees and the world around you is moving light and shadow.  The only sound is the rustle of your feet […]