Creek Running North March 2004 Archives
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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...Continue reading "Animals by which I have been bitten"
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March 24, 2004
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...Continue reading "The end"
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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...Continue reading "Play"
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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...Continue reading "Happy spring, everyone"
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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...Continue reading "From the mailbag"
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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...Continue reading "Sex site of the day"
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March 15, 2004
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...Continue reading "In place"
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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...Continue reading "Water"
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March 13, 2004
"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...Continue reading "Stray quote"
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March 08, 2004
Back from the Mojave
Southern Nevada, March 6 2004....Continue reading "Back from the Mojave"
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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?"...Continue reading "Time for a haircut"
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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...Continue reading "From the archives"