Christmas Bird Count

What I Don’t Know I have a confession. Working as a Park Ranger for 17 years, most people assume certain things about me. They think I know stuff.  In fact, most visitors consider Park Rangers an expert on all things living — plants, trees, flowers, wildlife.  Especially wildlife. “How big…

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The Gondola

I saw it come to life over a matter of weeks.  First, I walked through the village and I saw the towers perched on the hillside.  Later, cable first lay across the bricks, then got strung  — one tower to the next.  A huge crane loomed over the Sun Spot…

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The Joys of Telecommuting

Many years ago I attended a retreat in California.  The keynote speaker talked of finding fulfillment in your life.  On the topic of work, he said “Find work that is creative and challenging.” Such a simple phrase, but so much meaning packed into it.  I’d probably add one more addendum: …

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White Christmases

Will we or won’t we? It’s everyone’s winter fantasy come true.  You wake up on Christmas morning, throw back the curtains, and there it is.  A winter wonderland straight out of Currier and Ives.  Trees with branches bowed with snow.  The world hushed with the weight of fluffy flakes of…

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