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In which I pet my brother

            The directors of the Arboretum, where I spent a not-small amount of my childhood pretending I was an eagle making a nest, eventually retired and moved up to Colorado. As they were family friends, we would occasionally stop in to visit as we took trips around or past Dolores. On one such trip, we […]

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Did you know: Goose? Barnacle?

a medieval explanation for where geese went during winter had them turn into a kind of barnacle?

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Ode to Dolphins

            Dolphins are amazing creatures. They are so advanced psychologically that we suspect that they have their own language. The thing is, we can’t figure it out, so it is both a language and a code if they have it indeed. They are renowned to save people from drowning. They use tools and have complex […]

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Did you know: Beehive

Utah is the beehive state?

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In which I dance in a cloak and Russian hat at the Torino Olympics

When we took a trip to the Olympics during my study abroad in Italy, because the Olympics were in Italy, so obviously, we did a few events together such as following the landlady through traffic on her bike, attending and being the loud obnoxious fans at Olympic curling (my request), and wandering the . Olympic […]

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Did you know: lunacle

the white crescent at the base of your fingernail is called a lunacle?

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Ode to the First Feeling of AC

The feeling of walking into AC right after the heat is one the first drink of water in the stereotypical Sahara. If you appreciate this feeling, you have been in and uncomfortable, inimical environment. You are often sweaty, thirsty, and may have a headache. The second you walk into air conditioning though, you feel as […]

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Did you know: Higher Rains

precipitation increases with elevation?