Gaining Pounds, Shaving Ounces

This can be thought of as the fun part. It’s my job to put on weight, or at least that’s how I see it, and that endeavor has paired nicely with my longing to spend quality time with people I love….over ice cream. There has been many a beer-and-peanut-butter-cup sharing and I’m feeling honored andContinue reading “Gaining Pounds, Shaving Ounces”


Last year, at this time, I was watching the birds. Mostly from my porch, with my partner, and the Sibley Guide. I was entranced.   “Eric, Eric! Did you know that American avocets put their wing around their mate while they walk side-by-side?”  “That’s beautiful.” he smiled.   “Oh! And blue-gray gnatcatchers build nests with spider webbingContinue reading “Noticing”