There are many species of bird that have some level of claim to being my favorite. I adore all kinds of birds: nuthatches, loons, sarus cranes. Only one bird is my desktop background: the Kakapo. At the risk of sounding dramatic, I think it would take a cold dead heart
Happy Halloween! It’s October 31st which means it’s time for costumes, candy, and horror. I adore Autumn, and while I rarely celebrate Halloween with much fanfare, it feels like the dawn of cold weather season and for that I appreciate it dearly. To show my appreciation, we have
The first full weekend of October was also the Twin Cities’ first real weekend of fall. After a historically warm September that would not surrender, and the hottest start to October Minnesota’s ever seen, it was finally jacket weather. Me and my wife Lucy decided to make the most
In a small Wisconsin town, off some random numbered road without much signage or fanfare, is a small zoo with only one type of animal. It’s not exactly a huge tourist destination, but it has a dedicated base of supporters and is the headquarters for a huge conservation group.
A spectacular ode to the little things
Driving is a convenient and often necessary part of modern American life. But my ideal city would have a lot less parking and a lot more public space.
The American Robin is aptly named. It breeds in Canada and it winters in Mexico, but its year round range is nearly 1:1 with the contiguous United States. It’s name is derived from a species called the European Robin, I guess because the guy who named the American