It has been a scorcher of a week. When it is this hot, go ahead and complain. Play the blame game, too. Global warming, perhaps, or maybe...
Though I would never admit to being a cheerleader, I somehow find myself surrounded by pom-poms.  These pom-poms won’t cheer for the team (...
beetle
All the best quips contain a core oftruth. British biologist J.B.S. Haldane, who spent a lifetime studying the diversity of nature, had this...
statue
Thorny, yes; fragrant, certainly; invasive, sometimes. Wild roses, even with their imperfections, have many fans. Anne Bronte noted the...
Turtle
Same time, next year. In the past two weeks, I have had three run-ins with an old friend. We seem to meet at the same place at the same time...
Last week, for a change, Sunday was hump day. Though it wasn’t the middle of the week, it was definitely hump day for the whale watchers who...
Not having a television, I was unaware (until someone mentioned it) that there’s a Wisteria Lane that holds a special place in the prime-time...
True or False? Sharpen your pencils, it is the season for final exams. But don’t worry too much: this is an open-book test (if Nature can be...
These little flowers make me want to break out in rowdy song. The originator of the raucous tune swimming around in my head was the band The...

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