It’s hot today. Really, really, hot; over a 100 degrees Fahrenheit hot, and so I’m sweating. Sweating is what we people do to cool off, […]
Think of a giraffe lying on the Serengeti plain.
“Mind is such an odd predicament for matter to get into,” says the poet Diane Ackerman. “If a mind is just a few pounds of […]
Think of Jennifer, or as we like to call her, “Jen.” Jen of the dazzling smile, Jen of the gorgeous chin, Jen with her hair […]
In my last post, I wondered: How did Asian fishermen manage to discover the mimic octopus? Thaumoctopus mimicus is a wildly talented cephalopod that lives […]
No, this isn’t a make-believe place. It’s real. They call it “Ball’s Pyramid.” It’s what’s left of an old volcano that emerged from the sea […]
It started suddenly. Without warning. Last spring, Julie Johnstone, a librarian at the Scottish Poetry Library in Edinburgh, was wandering through a reading room when […]