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  • Good Natured: Keeping an eye, and ear, out for chickadees

    Well, it happened again the other day, just as it does every year about this time: The realization that Christmas is less than a week away. A smatteri ...
    Dec. 30, 2013 - 1:23 pm
  • Good Natured: A bird with supreme acrobatic talents

    Every grade school has one. You know what I’m talking about – the kid who could climb onto the monkey bars and, in one or two deft maneuvers, defy gra ...
    Dec. 18, 2013 - 12:18 pm
  • Otto: Thankful for the cockroaches

    It’s the season for gratitude, a time of year when people make a special effort to list the things for which they are thankful.
    Nov. 25, 2013 - 6:38 am
  • Otto: There’s really no such thing as ‘just a bug’

    When was the last time you, or someone you know, uttered those fateful words, “Oh, it’s just a bug,” then proceeded to spray, swat or stomp to smither ...
    Nov. 14, 2013 - 10:25 am
  • Learning to Grow: Fall clean up and spring planning

    Even as a young child, fall has always been my favorite time of year.  I love the cool, crisp air, and it is a pleasure working outdoors. 
    Nov. 1, 2013 - 5:19 pm
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