Shell St. James
Wanderer, but never lost. Reader, writer, teacher and student. The written word feeds our souls, but eat some blackberries now and then, too - they're good for you!
From Shock Value to Sustainability...Prince Philip Would Likely Approve
A Tradition of Exotic Fare In 1904, The Explorers’ Club was founded by Henry Collins Walsh to “unite explorers in the bonds of good fellowship and to promote the work of exploration by every means in its power.”
What You Need to Know Right Now About Kindle Vella
A New Platform At this point, you may have heard about the new Amazon reading platform opening to the public this summer: Kindle Vella.
Tazmanian Devil Comeback
On the Brink The ferocious Australian marsupial, immortalized, and somewhat misrepresented as an unforgettable "whirling dervish" cartoon character, has been teetering on the edge of global extinction.
She didn't even like frogs. Vera scowled down at the frog in her bathtub, the third one to appear in four days. He blinked up at her, seemingly unruffled by her lack of affinity for his species.
To Ride a Seahorse
"Have you ever talked to a starfish?" The question came from the girl in the sea, who was swimming alone about fifteen feet away.
Bad Behavior Postpones the Return of Booze on Flights
Too Good to be True? Just when we thought things were finally getting back to normal... Lock downs have been lifted and smiling faces are visible once again, as almost half of Americans are vaccinated.
How to Eat Less in 2021
The Covid 15 We need to all give ourselves a break as we don our summer outfits and look in the mirror. Traditionally, winter is a time when our bodies crave more carbs, more sleep, and less activity. It's something we all deal with every spring, as we pull out those summer clothes and pack away our parkas.
My Dog's Temporary Paralysis
The Day it Happened Jasper was a happy, healthy, black lab/Newfoundland mix who loved to swim. His size fell between the two breeds, at about 80 lbs. He had an adorable floppy eared face, medium long fur, soulful brown eyes, and a big, booming bark that seemed to surprise even he, himself, on the rare occasion it escaped.