Monthly Archives: February 2013

Just ask a woolly mammoth

My parents were immigrants, who fled a wartorn land to make a new life here.  So many people around us also were immigrants that our circle was mostly people born abroad, except for the kids (and not even all of … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Passenger Pigeon, Field Museum

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Panic Button Monday says push the button now. Now.

Every time I push the panic button, this shows up.

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Wordless Wednesday: Lake Michigan sky, Calatrava

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Panic Button Monday slept here

Every time I push the panic button, this shows up.

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Mink, no jacket

I did not take this picture. In science news this week, the scientist in our family, who is running a bunch of camera traps around rural upstate New York, came up with this, a snap of an American mink taking … Continue reading

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Won’t you be my walleye

The boarded-up storefront by the Logan Square El stop has become a marquee for all sorts of communications – mostly handbills about band concerts and gallery openings, but also lost pets, I Saw Yous, hey loser – take this skeevy … Continue reading

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Panic Button Monday definitely did not invite this squirrel

Every time I push the Panic Button, this shows up.

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Snowing, but I don’t have to think about it

We are buckling down for a messy, icy storm. I left the office early, a thing almost unheard of, slogging from the train through a few inches of slush and ice. I wanted to get home before things fell below … Continue reading

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Today’s Panic Button Monday is not brought to you by the letters B, C, and I

Every time I push the panic button, this shows up.

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