Raccoon Reunite – The Hand-Off

One particularly lovely thing that can happen in wildlife rehabilitation is a reunite of a displaced baby with its mom. If the baby or babies are in good health and the particulars of circumstance and location are right, it is possible to attempt to reunite the “orphan” with its mom. However, in far too many …

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Sing with Me, Sing for the Years, Sing for the Laughter, Sing for the Tears

2016 marks 20 years since I graduated from college. How 20 years could have passed so quickly, and how I can still feel like it has been, maybe, 10 years, are questions I continue to contemplate. Nonetheless, the math checks out. Being the advance planner that I am, much earlier in the year I inquired …

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The Annual Parental Visit

My parents came out at the beginning of August for their annual visit; our plan for their visit was scheduled around attending the Monterey Scottish Games. Steve and I usually go to the Scottish Games in Pleasanton, and my parents have gone with us once or twice and really enjoyed it. Plus, they really wanted …

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Barker’s Book Blather, 2016.08 – Afghanistan Edition

The Underground Girls of Kabul: In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan – Jenny Nordberg. I decided to read this book in one of those “I’m just a head in a jar in some scientist’s lab” kind of moments. The same day that an interesting looking historical fiction came to my attention through an …

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The South Shore Was Ready for Its Close-Up

In 2014, we took the Drive and Hike version of the East and North Shore tour offered by Kauai Photo Tours. We were so happy with the experience that we booked another tour with them for this trip, this time for the South Shore. These tours are led by a professional photographer who drives a …

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Oh Lord, Won’t You Adopt a Mercedes Hound?

Here’s a taste of the spectacular sunrise photos from this morning; more are at the end of this post. We spent another day today with a pooch from the Kaua’i Humane Society. We were running a bit behind getting there and, having seen how things worked a few days ago, I knew we couldn’t be …

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