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Back at work on the third of July; an abrupt transition. Head still full of canyons and meadows and rivers and mountains, receding now behind the city, but still there, finding a way through the cracks, the gaps, all the little spaces never quite paved over, in the city or in the mind.
I want to thank our hosts once more:
The RenHillWalls, who put us up in Bozeman, providing various sorts of guidance.
The Copelands, who installed us in their amazing Lucky Dog Lodge on the Gallatin.
The MacFaddens, whose beautiful cabin on the Smith River is no more than a fitting setting for their jewel of a daughter, Sarah, who was the major motivator behind the whole adventure.
Thanks to all, and to all the friends, old and new, who shared the good times.
May we meet again.
More or less.
Please allow for a brief recovery period.
Grand trip amid grandeur and intimacy
Returns to remains that won’t go away.
Be glad you’re gone;
Be glad you’re home.
wont get fooled again
update on recent webcasting ruling :
megnut has a column at o'reilly.
"Phil Fonebone's death was a brutal act of barbarism perpetrated by a group of clods, finks, and schmendricks who stand in direct opposition to the values we cherish as a democratic society," read a statement issued by Mad magazine. "On behalf of journalists and freedom lovers everywhere, we condemn this senseless, furshlugginer act of violence."
Well, somebody had to post it.
By the way, is it M on tana, or M awn tana?
This was Brian Turner's Christmas e-card last year. I have no idea where he got it. I've been meaning to post it, and decided there's no time like the present.
sick bird. bother. rexilla brought it in and there was a commotion in mike's office. we rescued it and now it's in the backyard "resting" - we hope that he starts to feel better and flies away. if not, what to do? (it's too small to grill)
david bowie's new album has a beautuful song (tribute) to uncle floyd called : "twinkle twinkle uncle floyd" - cant find any good links, alex ?
I've started posting to my page.
Frank Rich's New York Times column today contains this howler: "Instead of creating a new organizational chart, Mr. Bush might have enlisted one man to hose down our security bureaucracy: Rudolph Giuliani."
Yeah, the genius who built the city's $13 million "command bunker" on the 23rd floor of 7 World Trade Center! Equipped with fuel tanks that exploded and toppled the building! I want him in charge on a NATIONAL level!
new heard of this artist before but me likes some...must visit show...
Live in a Former Toilet -- Only $200,000
Well, spring migration is just about over, but I promised to post this tidbit. It's one of Tom Fiore's field reports from Central Park, including a compliment for me. Tom is an excellent birder, and particularly devoted to documenting the Park's birds. (Although, like a number of veteran birders in need of new challenges, I think he's now more interested in butterflies.) He writes exhaustive lists in the Park's log book, as well as posting online. He always sees more birds than most of us, but his reports have the nice effect of convincing you that there's got to be something interesting around, if you just keep looking. These log entries at the Boathouse were certainly one of the things that finally convinced me to pick up binoculars, after years of strictly naked eye viewing.
The field report as a literary form is an interesting possibility. Some people want no more than the basics of location, observers, and the birds seen. Others write everything out in paragraphs, like a little story, which is not considered very "scientific". Tom's are somewhere in between: annotated lists with comments and occasional opinions interjected. He collects information from many other birders, and estimates numbers to create inclusive day lists. He's become a sort of minor celebrity of the Park, especially after the story of his kidnapping in Columbia got around, and he was featured in Marie Winn's book Red-tails in Love. Birding with him is a bit of an honor, although mostly I end up watching him, and try to figure out how he sees the birds I miss. By the way, Red-tails is supposedly being made into a movie, by Nora Ephron; not sure if it's going to include the humans, or just the birds. Sadly, the Red-tails' chicks died this year, and several Peregrine Falcon nests around town also failed. Hawks in Prospect Park and Falcons downtown are said to be doing OK. Anyway, I'm posting the 5/19 report in the comment field. Just be aware that when Tom credits me with being cautious and conservative, what he really means is that I just don't know enough to make the quick call. And yes, the Blackpoll Warblers did show up, bigtime, last weekend.
From a very close friend of the band comes forth the rumor
that the Grateful Dead will play again, minus one little guy....
its never too early to start blogging.