Happy Anniversary

One year ago today, we were married. During our wedding trip we visited Death Valley before getting married in Las Vegas then taking a grand tour of Southern Utah and Northern Arizona. It was a beautiful trip. This picture was taken in the sand dunes of Death Valley. The sand dunes was our favorite place to visit…

And They Called It Kitty Love

These are Clouded Leopards at Brookfield Zoo in Chicago. We were treated to an act of animal loving. The female crawled under the male and they did their best to start the procreation process. I have an internal conflict with zoos. On the one hand, I enjoy being able to see exotic wildlife up close and personal. On…

Extravagant Beauty

There are few birds as extravagantly beautiful as a male peacock strutting his stuff with feathers in full display. Were the feathers painted by God for our viewing pleasure? Did they evolve along some gnarly, twisted path solely for the benefit of the peahen? I don’t really care. The whole evolution vs creation debate is…

Summertime, Fish Are Jumpin’

I grew up trying to outsmart fish. More often than not the fish outsmarted me. But one lives for those few times when I was able to outwit them and extract them from the water with a bit of line and a barbed hook. After my dad died, I took some solace at a local…

Diversity In Relationships

It wasn’t that long ago when it was illegal to marry or be in an intimate relationship someone outside your own race. These laws were call Anti-miscegenation laws. It wasn’t until 1967 that the US Supreme Court deemed these laws unconstitutional requiring the final 17 states, all former slave states plus Oklahoma, all in the…