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Swarm: Ladybug Clusters

It’s that time of year, when the ladybugs return to Redwood Regional Park in Oakland, California.  I haven’t hiked out to see them yet this season, but I’ve heard from others that the clusters are back (I’ll head out next week to see for myself and take more photos).  Until then, here are a two…

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All is Good!

We’re still here, getting out and about as much as we always have.  All is good!  I’ve simply been preoccupied lately with getting my piano studio up and running and looking for a new house.  Here are a few photos of the cool things we saw on our walk today near our home in the…

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Birding: American Kestrel

I’ve been spending a lot of time at home lately with my son, who’s now sick with his third cold (flu?) in four weeks.  Today we had to get out for some fresh air.  At around lunchtime, we heard our local Great Horned Owl hoo-hooing.  I know it isn’t a typical night-time owl walk, but…

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On Happiness: Myths Debunked

Ah, the pursuit of happiness.  Isn’t that an inherent right of all Americans?  Yet the majority of Americans seem to be searching for happiness in all the wrong places… striving for that next promotion at work, purchasing a larger home, buying a nicer car, thinking that marriage will provide lasting happiness, or planning the perfect…