Category Archives: animals

Weekly Photo Challenge: Habit

This may not seem like the most obvious choice for a photograph representing habit, but I will explain. This week’s challenge asks that we show “something that’s a HABIT. It could be your daily walk to the bus stop, or … Continue reading

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Gray Kitty Gillis

The week Watkins came to live with me I took him to the vet for his shots. He was eight weeks old. As I filled out the forms I left the Name field blank, because I had not decided what … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Surprise!

Rudolph peeking in my office window this morning. Or maybe it’s Prancer?! This post was inspired by this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge and the timely arrival of this curious deer. Tweet

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Not long ago I read Elizabeth McCracken’s beautiful memoir, An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination, in which she writes, “My memory is a goddamn liar.” Turns out so is mine. Perhaps you’ll recall my affinity for ducks? … Continue reading

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Gettysburg PA

One great thing about living in Washington, DC is getting out of it.  This is not to say that I don’t love living here; I do.  But there are so many fascinating things to do and places to see within … Continue reading

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Jesus Christ!

Two Jesus-related items from the week.  The first, I refer to affectionately as cock-and-balls-Jesus.  Numerous bloggers caught this a few weeks ago; I saw it courtesy of Towleroad.  Just Google “jesus abs oklahoma” and you’ll see.  (Don’t, however, Google “cock … Continue reading

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Duck, duck … duck!

Last year I wrote about my childhood obsession with ducks. In particular, I had a thing for Mallards.  You might remember that this obsession led me to acquire, in a frighteningly unpredictable twist, my very own taxedermied duck. It’s arguable … Continue reading

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