Monthly Archives: November 2012

Biology and Vocabulary

I love the study of life.  But there are some things about the academic discipline of biology that I don’t so much care for.  One is the tendency for overemphasize vocabulary. My son is taking cellular biology as a high … Continue reading

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When Prairie Takes Hold

I was thinking about my Dad the other day–his birthday is coming up, and I have been doing some tasks that involve me looking at old pictures. Dad was very hard-of-hearing.  He was totally deaf in one ear, and had … Continue reading

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Biodiversity Events

I haven’t posted as frequently to this blog recently as I had been earlier.  Part of the reason is the weather–when it turns cold there are not as many opportunities to take bug photos.  Part of the reason is the season–it … Continue reading

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What I Don’t Know about Aphids

The weather has turned cold, so now I have a little time to look at some of the images I have taken in the past. I had a couple of occasions where I took photographs of aphids this last year.  … Continue reading

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Thinking About Stress

I have been thinking about stress over the last several days, and how stress affects my life and those around me. Stress does have a physical component. I used to keep tropical fish–I intend to again some time.  You can … Continue reading

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Anxiety Attack at the Mall

I had what I am calling a panic attack at the Jordan Creek Mall the other day.  Or maybe you want to call it a hissy fit.  Or maybe it was just me behaving badly.  But here is what happened: … Continue reading

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What You See While Splitting Wood

I was splitting wood yesterday and came across this fellow. It’s coloring very much reminds me of wasps–in fact that was what I thought it was initially. It is a wood-boring long horned beetle.  I haven’t had time to identify … Continue reading

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