Seeker, traveler, birder, crystal collector, occasional photographer. Author of "The Moldavite Message."
Philip Pullman Is Done With Present Tense
So this happened on Twitter the other day: screenshot by the author of Pullman's tweet It’s possible he came close to saying, “Off with their heads!” a la that obnoxious queen in Alice in Wonderland, but nobody knows anymore if we’re allowed to make guillotine jokes on Twitter.
How Long Do Cockatiels Live?
Boobear the Cockatiel is pleased to wish himself a twenty-sixth birthday. The lovely and talented Nyota the Peach-faced Lovebird, Boobear’s long-time girlfriend, would like to remind all visitors to pin their donations of fresh-cut millet spray to her favorite play gym. She will taste-test them personally before passing on the very best to the guest of honor.
‘The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World’
I don’t read a ton of biographies but once in a while, I’ll take a chance, especially if it’s somebody in the natural history field. And, thus, for Pride Month, I have embarked on, “The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World” by Andrea Wulf. The outgoing Prussian explorer sounded like an interesting guy who did a lot of interesting things — and, from the start, his adventures exceeded all my expectations.
Resist These Common Excuses for Loaning Money to Family and Friends
I knew it was weird when this guy I’ve never seen before pops up to repay a fifty-dollar loan to my business partner. Call the partner Bisbee, on the principle all names must be changed to protect the guilty.
The New Side Hustle Netted $1,091.44 In One Day
I almost didn’t write about this hustle. Does anyone need yet another story boasting about how the author spotted an opportunity, jumped in and out, and already has over $1,000 for her trouble via our friends of the Pals of Pay?