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spring for weasels

Posted by on Mar 21, 2011 in Nature, Stories | 0 comments

It doesn’t have to be a mountain lion or a tiger shark—the shadow of a large predator moving along an edge.  It doesn’t have to be a huge and beautiful manta ray jumping black against the sun. A person can be shocked by a meadow vole. On your knees in the backyard looking for your son’s matchbox car. You reach for an old flowerpot, sunk deep in the...

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The Cuban Drop-off.

Posted by on Mar 10, 2011 in Nature | 3 comments

For some reason, I keep looking at this drop-off and trench. I’m taken by it. Sure it’s only Google Earth. But I’ve heard young Columbus loved nothing more than a good map. On the map (see below) the drop-off is where the land ends and the deep sea begins. It’s a wall, an underwater cliff. Can you imagine if the earth really was...

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