Lordy, Lordy….

“All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts, His acts being seven ages. At first the infant, Mewling and puking in the nurse’s arms; And then the whining school-boy, with his satchel And shining …

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Two “Moderate” Rifles

This post is partially a continuation off the “Two Revolvers” post— which brought the kind of response I hope this will– and partly in response to this wonderful post by Joshua Stark on the .30-30. (Josh actually has THREE blogs you should read– the others are here and here). I’ll let Josh speak for the …

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Lauren: Further Adventures

Lauren is winding up her “Apprentice Berkutchi” Fulbright in Mongolia by studying Cinereous vultures (Aegypius monachus) in the Gobi (these huge birds, which we saw in the Altai, are rivaled in size only by Lammergeiers in Asia). Meanwhile her young eagle shocked everyone by building a nest and laying (infertile of course) eggs. She has …

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Something Completely Different

Annie Hocker sends this link to a short film about a southeast Texas cattle rancher with a keen eye for what works: http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid960594369?bclid=958498245&bctid=1716406566

Border 2

Sign snapped by Jonathan Hanson S. of I8 in Arizona. (He lives off the grid S. of Tucson).

Modern Fears

From Schneier on Security: the winning entry in contest he suggested, a litany of modern fears, in the style of the late great Edward Gorey: The Gashlycrumb Terrors, by Laura A is for anthrax, so deadly and white. B is for burglars who break in at night. C is for cars that, with minds of …

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Border Readings

Recently my friend and editor Tim Gallagher returned from a harrowing trip to the Sierra Madre in search of traces of the Imperial Woodpecker, Mexico’s Ivorybill, which is probably extinct. He was lucky to get out alive, and I hope he writes up his adventures soon. I thought to give him a Borderland reading list, …

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New Kid

I’ve been doing fieldwork for a proposed wind farm in northeastern Colorado (Weld County) since mid-April and now that we are wrapping up, will get back into the swing of blogging. Week before last, my crew and I were driving into the project area when I spotted this mother and child not 50 yards off …

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Urban Cooper’s Hawks

Tucson has the greatest population of urban Accipiters known– at least one study has been done, and another is under way. Bruce Douglas shot these photos of three young and a parent out his wife Debra’s office window over a couple of days. I don’t think they provide anything but a bath.