Not the gun this time- the new bird,a female Kestrel. Padre Paul trapped her during a javelina hunt, sportscasting her approach to the trap on his cell- O Brave New World!–and suggested we call her that, likening her delicate beauty to that gun. Like most Kestrels she is pretty unflappable. Three ravens killed my larger, …

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Lauren’s eagle is done: She has also been flying her male Crowned eagle in Africa (“I have had many adventures in shitty countries”- me too!– and learning to fly herself. Girl makes me feel like a s†ay-at home provincial…

I Missed this Novel and it’s already in PB…

Celine. The a heroine is a 67 year- old New Yorker of upper- class background with emphysema and a drinking problem, controlled but not gone. She is a private detective. Her “Watson” is her husband, an ex-communist lobsterman named Pete. She faces down a biker gang in a Red Lodge MT bar with the simple …

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Very Small Pig

“Zoo Paul” McCormack of Michigan, one of my oldest friends, runs an animal educational business. He also owns the smallest pig I have ever seen, even when it grew up…amazing.

Another Damn Urban Coop sentenced to “Transportation.”

This one killed a squeaker. I missed him with a butterfly net and because he only flew to he top of the fence tried again with a BC. This proved his undoing, but only because of greed- he put his foot into the trap between the bars, killed the bird, and refused to let go …

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Paul Schmolke, call “Home”

We are worried. Daniel and Carlos have been travelling in South America, and I have been fighting neurologists, but we still notice. Let us know WHATEVER happens..

Lucky friends

Daniel Riviera and Carlos Martinez del Rio horse trekking in the Andes.

New Vadim & Joseph Crawhall

No GOOD old dog is too old to learn good old tricks. The latest pics in Vadim Corbatov’s Russian site () include this farm scene renminiscent of the work of the dissolute short- lived English painter Joseph Crawhall, who illustrated Abel Chapman in the manner of “the painters of the caves”, according to Don Robero …

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