Monthly Archives: May 2011

Memories and Memorials

May 28, 2011 My mother died fourteen years ago at age 87, having lived a long life full of the joys and sorrows common to all of us.  The evening before her funeral, my brothers and sister and I sat … Continue reading

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Adapting

May 21, 2011 By the time you read this, I will be out in the garden planting tomatoes and peppers – finally. In between the rain showers, the storms and the cold front that moved in last week, dropping night … Continue reading

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Zombie Ants and the Body Politic

May 14, 2011 What an interesting news week it’s been.  Early in the week, I read a couple of articles about a fungus that infects and takes over the nervous systems of certain ants in the jungles of Brazil and … Continue reading

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Was It Worth It?

May 7, 2011 Osama bin Ladin is dead.   For a moment, during the President’s announcement of bin Laden’s death, I felt all the shock and sorrow of 9/11 again and thought, “Good,” even though I hadn’t know any of … Continue reading

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