Monday, Sept. 24, 2012
Totally by coincidence, our cookout with neighbors on Saturday occurred on what is known as “Burendag” — “Neighbor Day” — in the Netherlands.
Monday, Sept. 10, 2012
The speakers who are able to get a crowd on its feet and audibly responding — like those mesmerized by a tent evangelist — are among my favorites.
Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012
We were listening to conversations among Neighborhood Watch volunteers who were talking on walkie-talkies somewhere in the country, and our ears pricked up at a snippet of dialogue. One of them said he “heard that the dam has busted.”
Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012
Bicknell's Thrush has an extensive migration range but its breeding range is limited and getting smaller because of climate changes.
Monday, Aug. 13, 2012
Turned out it was not our GPS, but a cellphone we were hearing. And it was not a test.
Monday, July 30, 2012
There was a time in my youth when I slept until noon on Sundays, and there was a time when I spent part of the day in church.
Monday, July 16, 2012
The blooming occurs at nightfall on an evening in late June or early July, and it’s gone for good by daybreak.
Monday, July 2, 2012
Remember that scene in the film “Away from Her,” where Julie Christie, cleaning up after dinner, deposits a skillet in the freezer as though that’s exactly where it belongs?
Monday, June 18, 2012
Maggie, our little squirrel-menacing terrier, sometimes is my sounding board when my wife is away on business.
Monday, June 4, 2012
Last week, I discovered I’m in the dictionary.