Monthly Archives: August 2014

Cuatro was the biggest Brown Recluse spider I’d caught. He was lucky; I let him go after five days of captivity in the pickle jar. Uno lived a month and the longer he survived, the harder it was for me … Continue reading

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A neighbor recently caught an armadillo using cat food as bait. R.J.’s eyes darted to the bag of Science Diet Hairball Control formula on the laundry room floor when he heard the news. I said using cat food for bait … Continue reading

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Thanks to John Miller, Naturalist Program Supervisor for the Missouri Department of Conservation, I have two new weapons—flour and hot pepper—to use in my armadillo battle. (No, I am not going to deep fry my ‘dillo.) John said flour is … Continue reading

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Old trees and rose bushes flashed by as I chased my brother at the Montreal Biodome Gardens as a kid. I was reminded of Montreal yesterday when the hot pink Hawaiian Hibiscus and ‘Profusion’ zinnias turned to streaks of Pepto-Bismol … Continue reading

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The poetry I wrote in my teens and twenties was fueled by longing, love and loss; better known as want it, got it, lost it. Most of my early poems stayed in the light green pages of my favorite college … Continue reading

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