We are beginning our Seasonal Festivities, the repeated watching of The Lord of the Rings trilogy and the watching of the Star Wars trilogy, the real Stars Wars trilogy…
Still one of my favorites…
I miss my relatively new buddies, I didn’t think they migrated or changed their territories seasonally. More research is needed…
I’ve been doing quite a bit of research into Crows lately, mainly the ones in my neighborhood, the American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos. I have long been fascinated with their cousins, the Common Raven Corvus corax that I frequently encountered while working and recreating in the Mojave Desert around Las Vegas.
In accordance with what I’ve read and heard, they really like peanuts, unroasted and unsalted… Two days ago I threw some unshelled peanuts near a noisy group of about 10 birds that frequent the area between our building and the street. They dispersed and after about five minutes they flew back while I observed from about 25 yards away. After a couple of iterations of dispense, retreat, and return, they flew away after about 20 minutes. I went back inside after leaving perhaps a dozen unshelled peanuts where I was sitting.
Today (Saturday) about 10 am there was a loud chorus of Crow vocalizations that I recognized as ‘social calls’ from one of the videos I watched on Crow behavior research on the interwebs. I opened the door and there was a dozen or so Crows hopping around where I was sitting yesterday. “Hey, Peanut Human! We need more peanuts!” Not wanting them to think I was so easily trained, I waited about a half hour before going outside with more peanuts.
They won’t let me get closer than about 25 yards but they are very interested in peanuts. We’ll see where this goes.
Just a FYI…
Autumnal (Fall) Equinox, Northern Hemisphere:
(USA & Central America, Asia, Canada, Europe, Northern Africa)
September equinox 2015:
September 23, at 08:20 UTC
That is all…
Sense8 is anything but fearful when it comes to sexuality. One of its lead characters is a trans woman, played by real-life transgender actress Jaime Clayton, and an eight-way hallucinogenic orgy is par for the course.
“We showed, right in front of your face, full frontal male nudity and babies crowning,” says Straczynski. “At no time either in the writing or the shooting did we say, ‘Are we going too far?’”
Today is my 60th birthday! I’m really glad to have made it this far after all the dumb things I have done. Most recently, that mini-stroke was the biggest wake-up call ever. Still, I’m here and resolved to make the changes necessary to be around for many more. Cheers!
When you are in a calm and thoughtful mood, give this a read:
You know that flag? The one that supposedly honors history but actually spreads a pernicious myth? And is useful only to venal right-wing politicians who wish to exploit hatred by calling it heritage? It’s past time to pull it down.Oh, wait. You thought I was referring to the Confederate flag. Actually, I’m talking about this.
Rick Perlstein is the national correspondent of The Washington Spectator, on whose site this article first appeared. This piece was updated by the Spectator on August 13 to remove the word “racist” from the headline, and has been similarly adjusted here. An apology from the author and a response from Spectator editor Lou Dubose were also appended to the original article and have been replicated here at the bottom of the piece.
Local band does *very* good in their national TV debut, the video is pretty darn good!
Music guest Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats perform “S.O.B.” for the Tonight Show audience.