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LJ is over [Apr. 10th, 2017|02:45 pm]
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This journal is no longer being updated. Posts and musing continue on:

- My blog (photos only)
- Facebook (photos + nattering)
- Twitter (photos + mild nattering)
- Tumblr (photos only)
- DreamWidth (photos + mild nattering)

It's been a good run.

I'd be sorrier to see it end if the writing hadn't been on the wall for several years now.
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Fin Whale [Apr. 10th, 2017|02:00 pm]
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If homeopathy applies for conservation*, we’re doing just fine. Years from now, the entire ocean will hold onto a low resounding echo of whale song, persisting for generations after the last lonely whale is gone.


* Spoiler alert: it doesn’t**

** It also doesn’t apply to medicine




Originally posted at stories.starmind.org.
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Prairie Dogs performing Sonnet CXXVIII [Apr. 9th, 2017|11:01 pm]
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Making dead wood more bless’d than living lips.

Since saucy jacks so happy are in this,

Give them thy fingers, me thy lips to kiss.




Originally posted at stories.starmind.org.
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Red-breasted goose [Apr. 9th, 2017|06:01 pm]
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Sometimes I can’t come up with a good caption but want to share the photo anyway.




Originally posted at stories.starmind.org.
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People Zoo [Apr. 9th, 2017|02:01 pm]
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It was opening day for the season at People Zoo and the goats were visiting. The kids liked to visit and play with the people, feeling safe with the barriers in place. Some of the older animals sometimes thought it cruel to keep the people trapped but when they looked at the widespread devastation they had wrought when previously unchecked, they realized that things were better this way. Besides, the people got better food and health care in captivity than they had been able to get in the wild. They lived longer. They seemed happier. It was probably a good system. After all, it was better than letting them go extinct, right?


There were still the debates. A radical people rights activist group once broke into People Zoo and let several people free. However, unable to provide for themselves in an environment devoid of fast food stores and malls, they were eventually re-captured, dirty and starving, and re-introduced to their clans. Some falsified documentaries were made to drive interest in the cause, which caused a bit of hubbub for a while before the animals realized what had happened and came to their senses before anything catastrophic was done, that could have risked the long term survival of the people.


Eventually, some animals got the bright idea to ask the people if they were doing okay, both individually and as a species.


The people blinked at them a bit, then grabbed a bag of chips, a soda, and went back to watching TV.




Originally posted at stories.starmind.org.
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Chalkfest Eyes [Apr. 8th, 2017|11:00 pm]
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… and, umm, these.


You should come to ChalkFest. It’s not creepy. I promise.




Originally posted at stories.starmind.org.
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Chalkfest Dragon [Apr. 8th, 2017|06:01 pm]
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… and a dragon …




Originally posted at stories.starmind.org.
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Chalk Fox [Apr. 8th, 2017|02:01 pm]
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Last year, the zoo got a second fox …




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Fin whale [Apr. 8th, 2017|12:01 am]
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Whoops. I forgot to schedule a 6pm post.


Here’s the head of a fin whale that I met* around California a month ago.


* from a rather large distance




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Chalkfest [Apr. 7th, 2017|06:00 pm]
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Every summer I drive out to Fargo to photograph people vandalizing the zoo with chalk.


Anyone want to join me this year?


It’ll be August 10th. (Yes, I do have to schedule these things this far in advance.)




Originally posted at stories.starmind.org.
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