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Dorothy Borders
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Reader, birder, gardener, blogger
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This week in birds - #337
A roundup of the week's news of birds and the environment : A Snowy Egret poses atop a post near Galveston Bay. Note his "golden slippers," a definitive field mark of the species. ~*~*~ Certain politicians in our country will tell you that there is no suc...
This week in birds - #337
This week in birds - #337
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A blast from my past: The myth of exceptionalism
I was looking at the record of traffic on my blog this week and I saw that this post from five years ago was getting some notice. Why now? I've no idea. But rereading it, it seems just as accurate and important now as I obviously considered it back then. Wh...
A blast from my past: The myth of exceptionalism
A blast from my past: The myth of exceptionalism
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I found myself grinning and sometimes chuckling my way through this tale of a serial killer in Lagos. Does that make me a bad person? The description of the book on Goodreads is: " Satire meets slasher in this short, darkly funny hand grenade of a novel abo...
The Nature of Things
The Nature of Things
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Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day - January 2019
Welcome to Bloom Day in my zone 9a garden near Houston, Texas. If you visited here on December Bloom Day , you'll find that most of what I have to show you today are the same plants that were in bloom then. We haven't had any below freezing temperatures sin...
Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day - January 2019
Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day - January 2019
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Past Tense by Lee Child: A review
Lee Child is now up to number 23 in his Jack Reacher saga. I've previously read four of the books, the first three plus number 14. I'm never going to read the other eighteen in order to get to Past Tense , so I've utterly given up on my rule of reading seri...
Past Tense by Lee Child: A review
Past Tense by Lee Child: A review
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This week in birds - #336
A roundup of the week's news of birds and the environment : Over the past week, I've had a small flock of 15-20 Purple Finches feeding at my front yard bird feeder. (I've not been able to get a usable picture of them so I stole this one from the internet.) ...
This week in birds - #336
This week in birds - #336
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North of Dawn by Nuruddin Farah: A review
Nuruddin Farah is a celebrated Somali novelist who is often mentioned as a contender for the Nobel Prize for Literature. He frequently writes about the effects and costs of terrorism in today's world and when he does, he speaks from personal experience. His...
North of Dawn by Nuruddin Farah: A review
North of Dawn by Nuruddin Farah: A review
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In a House of Lies by Ian Rankin: A review
In a House of Lies by Ian Rankin: A review
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In a House of Lies by Ian Rankin: A review
John Rebus is now pushing 70 and has been retired from Scotland's Lothian and Borders Police for several years. He's been retired so long that the Lothian and Borders Police no longer exists; it's now Police Scotland. But all of his former colleagues are no...
In a House of Lies by Ian Rankin: A review
In a House of Lies by Ian Rankin: A review
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This week in birds - #335
A roundup of the week's news of birds and the environment : A chilly Ring-billed Gull rests in the waters off Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge on the Texas coast. ~*~*~ The blog "Living Alongside Wildlife" records species that went extinct in 2018. *~*~*~...
This week in birds - #335
This week in birds - #335
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