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“Herp Talk” with local amphibian biologist Katy Greenwald

Over the past few weeks, I’ve posted here about both tadpoles and frogs that my son and I had found in Riverside Park. Well, as a result of these posts, I’ve come into contact with Eastern Michigan University amphibian biologist Katy Greenwald, who, I guess, felt professionally obligated to write in and correct me, informing […]

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The silent rattlesnakes of Truman Capote, and the hoax behind Hand-Carved Coffins

Late last week, I took a few days off from work and went to Chicago with the family. We visited friends, ate really good brisket, poked our heads into the small and dark apartment of Henry Darger, invested way too much time studying the habits of the longnose walking batfish, and spent Linette’s birthday seeing […]

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If only all the MAGA hats were manufactured by Silver Shamrock Inc.

I know I said that I’d be taking a little time away from the blog to think, but I need to ask you all something… I thought I posted something really good on Twitter earlier this evening, and, as no one seemed to care for it, I’m curious as to what might have gone wrong. […]

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The octopus spider wants an open thread

From now on, whenever you see the dreaded octopus spider in a picture in this site, it means that you can write about whatever you want in the comments section, regardless of what the post is about! Enjoy the freedom… But remember, words have consequences.

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