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Happy Valentine’s Day

What do you associate with Valentine’s Day? Hearts and flowers? A box of chocolates? Valentine’s Day cards? Birds? In the fifth century A.D., Pope Galesius established February 14 as the Feast of Saint Valentine...

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Welcome Spring!!

Did you see it? A beautiful sunset on your drive home at 6:30 in the evening. I smelled it the other day. The scent of rich soil heated by the midday sun. Surely, you heard it! Red-winged blackbirds, cardinals, even Sandhill...

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The Nature of Natural Selection

In my last post – the one with the poem about cardinals – I revealed that while cardinals mate for life, they are not necessarily faithful to their mates. Studies have shown that 9-35% of cardinal hatchlings are not genetically...

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A Valentine’s Day poem

When most people think of Valentine’s Day, they think of hearts and flowers, boxes of chocolate, valentine’s day cards, Cupid and his arrow — all that stuff. Some years ago I heard a different Valentine’s...

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