How to Get Your Ducks in a Row
One April morning two kids came racing up to the front desk of the wildlife hospital at Lindsay Wildlife Museum, red-faced and out of breath, and exclaimed there were baby ducklings trapped in a st...
A Bloat of Hippos Part II
If you read last month’s column, you will recall our quest for words that describe groups of animals, people and inanimate objects.
Well, my friend Polly hit the collective noun jackpot. She is re...
A Bloat of Hippos?
Last year we received one of those page-a-day calendars as a gift – the kind where you rip off the top sheet every day to reveal the next date. We kept our “1,000 Places To See Before You Die Calen...
For Auld Lang Syne, My Dear!
Among the many New Year’s traditions, there is one that is sweet and nostalgic; the rest are mostly about driving out evil spirits and securing good luck.
The heartwarming tradition I am referring...
Keep Calm and Eat Brains
As I browsed through the October issue of Food Network Magazine during my son’s orthodontist appointment recently, I fully expected to see creative pumpkin recipes that appear this time of year. ...
“Very Interesting, Not Smelly, No Rats”
How’s that for a review of a sightseeing option in France’s capital city? The Paris Sewer Museum is #187 of 547 Paris attractions listed by TripAdvisor. According to comments on the TripAdvisor web...
Love Poems for the Unloved
Turkey vultures have a most appealing expression on their red, pointy-beaked faces. You just need to get up close to one to appreciate it.
No one understands this better than Diane Lang, an Alamo ...
Ghostly Summer Adventures
In the April issue of Community Focus, my article featured the town of Guanajuato, Mexico, best known for its museum filled with the mummified remains of former townsfolk.
I invited readers to shar...
On March 25, I watched as three College Park High School seniors were recognized at a National Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony in Pleasant Hill.
What was really moving about the presentation ...