Poetry Month, Week Three: Barbara Crooker’s Towhee

As the immortal Bard once said, “A Tohee / by any other name would sing the same.” Okay, I admit it, I might have misquoted. But you get the idea. Birds’ names sometimes evolve, usually because, in the process of studying them, we learn new things about them. In this case, the Rufous-sided Towhee was…

On Selecting Optics, by David J. Bauman

I am sometimes asked why I don’t post more of my poems here, and I think I’ve answered that question on this blog’s Poet bio, but to put it succinctly, if I publish it myself, even here on this little blog, most literary magazines  will not want to publish it. Yes, works posted on blogs…

Spring Birding, 2016

We moved here to North Eastern Pennsylvania in October, and got to do a bit of hiking about, local fields, tracks of woods along railroad tracks and we took visiting friends to Francis Slocum State Park in November and I even spent a little time alone on Christmas Day at Rickett’s Glen since the weather…

Friday Bird Flashback with J.J. Audubon

Well, it was still Friday when I started writing this, so I’m just going to keep going like this is a Friday Flashback. The very writing of this post caused a welcome slow-down in my evening. I’ve been getting back into the woods a bit lately (No pun intended on my recent posts about the…