Category Archives: Life

Blog Pick of the Day -8- Emily Willingham: “Autism, empathy, and violence: One of these things doesn’t belong here”

In this post, Emily Willingham (@EJWillingham on Twitter) writes about her 11-year-old son’s reaction to the news of the 14 Dec. shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, USA. Her son is an Aspie (has Asperger’s syndrome or is a high-functioning autistic, depending … Continue reading

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Neato Person Profile 4 – Clio Reid

I met Clio Reid through Twitter because of our mutual interest in kea (the world’s only alpine parrot). Neato person profiles follow the same format, answering the same six questions: 1. Who are you? I’m a biologist from Canada now … Continue reading

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Sand in Your Food – Blog Pick of the Day -6-

Or, more literally, sand food.¬†Click on the image for a much better view of this amazing herb from the Sonoran Desert (Pholisma sonorae). Side note: I made this blog choice without thinking what my last blog pick was & behold! … Continue reading

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Thinking about The Troops – No Cute Puppy Pic Today

Usually on Fridays, I post a “cute puppy pic.” Today, I’m just not in the mood. With the election coming up, and the increase in shootings in Afghanistan, I’m thinking of the troops. Here’s a picture of my Seabee niece … Continue reading

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Everything Is Connected – KeaPOD 123

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Favorite Shell – KeaPOD 116

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Very Neato Book: Until Tuesday

It was a casual moment; my father’s wife had been to the used bookstore and saw this book with a golden retriever on the cover. Since I like stories about dogs, and especially golden retrievers, she thought I would like … Continue reading

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Sometimes What is Truly Beautiful – KeaPOD 89

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Sometimes, Most Times, What We See Goes Far Beyond What We Comprehend – KeaPOD 87

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My Husband, Whom I Think is Pretty Neato – KeaPOD 86

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