Today

Remember each day The power of being present. Of not speaking but holding a hand giving a hug offering a smile. Listening. Take time. Make time. Cherish the bonds of family of friendship life, love, and laughter. Because today is … Continue reading

I’m Glad I’m Not a Duck

As I walked by Boulder Creek near the library the other day, the usual flock of ducks was happily cackling, swimming, and preening. The shoreline and rocks in the creek were covered in snow. I was bundled in boots, coat, … Continue reading

Painted Turtles

On this cold and snowy day in Colorado, it’s time to talk about turtles. What do they do when it’s this cold (and their pond freezes over)? They are cold-blooded after all. Well, they hibernate. Painted turtles slow their body … Continue reading

Don’t Rake!

Anyone who’s ever been to my house knows that yard work is not high on our priority list. We like to go for the “au naturel” look. And we succeed marvelously. Luckily, we live in an area where that’s okay. … Continue reading

Vultures

Let’s talk about vultures. They are definitely not the most glamorous of animals. After all, they’re a bit odd looking (even ugly?) and they eat roadkill. But they are oh, so cool. Let’s start with why many species of vultures … Continue reading

Happy Book Birthday to Me!

Tomorrow I will celebrate a very important birthday…Crazy Contraptions: Build Rube Goldberg Machines that Swoop, Spin, Stack, and Swivel will (officially) be released. This particular book has had an interesting life leading up to publication…proposal, acceptance, contract, completion, submission, release … Continue reading

Pocket Shark

While you wouldn’t actually want to put this shark in your pocket, it would fit there. But that’s not how it got its name – it was so-named because it actually has pocket-like glands near the pectoral fins. And, it … Continue reading

Climate Strike Reflection

“…the climate crisis has already been solved. We already have all the facts and solutions. All we have to do is to wake up and change.” (Greta Thunberg, November 2018) Last Friday was the day of the global climate strike. … Continue reading

Climate Strike – Friday!

The younger generation has not so subtly pointed out that past generations have done nothing to end the climate crisis. They are right.  Among the many things that youth around the world are doing to incite change is this week’s … Continue reading

Climate Activism

When I saw the TED Talk by 16 year-old Greta Thunberg, I was awestruck, amazed, inspired, and grateful. This young Swede has become the face of climate activism, rallying youth and adults around the world. When she first heard about … Continue reading