Missing Blogger!

It’s summer, and Thoughtful B has disappeared! A trip to China (wonderful!), a manuscript that needed revising (done) and the celebration of her 30th wedding anniversary (partying big-time) ate up all her blogging hours. So sorry! All of these events (and a handful of great books) deserve comment, but I’m on my way out the door.…

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Kiku’s Journey

Everything flows, nothing abides. Heraclitus said it all for a trio of baby New York hawks in their nest on the twelfth floor of NYU’s Bobst Library, just outside the president’s office. Wise words also for our band of hawk enthusiasts who’ve gathered around our computers for the past six weeks, playing hookey from work…

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The Hawks’ Gift

(photo: WingedThings) Spring’s back, and so are those cute little bobble-headed hawk chicks — properly called eyasses — and their parents, Bobbie and Rosie Red-Tail, the pride of New York City’s Washington Square Park. And so is sorrow. Yesterday, I wondered if the third of three chicks would make it out of his/her shell as…

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Innocents

It happened that we’d scheduled our Christmas tree trimming for Saturday, the day after the Connecticut shootings. I wasn’t at all in the mood. It was the first time in my life that I’d ever experienced this festive event as a leaden and depressing chore. Thinking that some reflective Christmas music might help, I put…

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