no deprivation here

In mid-June, I tried something I’d never done before — a sensory deprivation tank. The version I went to is basically a very small room, just big enough to lie…

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my own bird’s eye view

Do you see that white thing on the top of the tall, grey pole? That’s a cockatoo. I watched this cockatoo sit there on a very windy day for what…

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need a lift?

“If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.”– Booker T. Washington This goat sculpture had no idea they would be supporting a water dragon on a sunny…

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not quite blending in

What happens when you’re built for camouflage, but you’re out of your normal habitat? You know, the one where your camouflage works so that you go unnoticed? Where is your…

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the cycle of the milky eyes

It’s common knowledge that snakes shed their skin. What might be less widely known is that part of that skin includes clear scales over the snake’s eyes. Prior to shedding,…

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discombobblehead

I am experiencing a very interesting type of discombobulation around the pandemic. I grew up in the US and lived for 12 years in NYC. Many people I care deeply…

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sunset, sunrise

The sun started to set over the Parramatta River as I waited for the ferry. I had just found a place to live for the next year. This represents a…

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