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March 28, 2004

Animals by which I have been bitten

(in roughly chronological order, updated 3/28/2004) mosquito (several species) blackfly horsefly human cat dog flea (several species) cow Eastern garter snake Chinese praying mantis pavement ant blacknose dace fathead minnow budgerigar sheep goat guinea pig hamster head louse gerbil no-see-um...

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March 24, 2004

The end

Thistle was back in the old dog run. He likes to crawl under the assorted large plastic items back there: the old pond liner, the smoker and plastic chairs, an inverted wheelbarrow. One piece of his little domain is a...

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March 23, 2004


We've named the rabbit Thistle. Or he named himself: that was the one name he responded to at all. Smart bunny: the second-runner-up name was "Stu." Thistle was running around in the back yard this morning. We're trying to acquaint...

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March 20, 2004

Happy spring, everyone

I really shouldn't be allowed in pet stores without adult supervision. Our new family member, below, was being offered for adoption by our local shelter. He's nice. We don't have a name yet. Suggestions welcome. His "due date" scheduled...

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Posted by Chris Clarke at 03:48 PM

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March 17, 2004

From the mailbag

Aren't you a wonderful American not to comply with the draft laws and anything else that's American (Are You an American?). Why don't you go to the middle east as a human sheild? What a wonderful story you could write...

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March 16, 2004

Sex site of the day

I worked for a short time at the University of California, San Francisco, doing page layout for the student newspaper. (Kind of a nice break from my career after the dot-com crash; a half-time job working with friends until I...

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Posted by Chris Clarke at 05:25 PM

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March 15, 2004

In place

The sky behind Tamalpais was violet and black tonight. Mosquito hawks hovered around my feet as I walked the path to the truck. The air seemed moist, and still held warmth it had soaked in during the long day. At...

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March 14, 2004


The summer I moved to California, I went with some new friends to an artificial lake in the Coast Ranges. The reservoir was old enough and stable enough to have developed a fringe of wetland plants, which gave it the...

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March 13, 2004

Stray quote

"I suppose if one has to go mad, slowly is the way to go. You wouldn't want to rush going mad, you might miss some of the good bits." Paul Tomblin...

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March 08, 2004

Back from the Mojave

Southern Nevada, March 6 2004....

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Posted by Chris Clarke at 09:11 PM

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March 02, 2004

Time for a haircut

Went to vote in the primary. Entering the polling place, I was halfway across the twenty feet or so to the table, and a poll worker looked up, and before I even reached the table, asked: "Green Party?"...

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March 01, 2004

From the archives

Busy this week, gone to the Mojave starting Thursday, have correspondence to catch up on and two articles to write for actual paying publications (i.e. not my blog) before then. Thus, new contributions to Creek Running North may be sparse...

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