Happy Holidays, & Pardon My Rude Absence

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Happy Holidays, & Pardon My Rude Absence

Been having computer hell, which my much better half has largely resolved. I’ll be getting caught up ASAP.

In the meantime, rest assured that this year’s crop of urban peregrines seems to be continuing apace. One of the brownies, the tiercel, was screaming over my head only yesterday.

The hellish illustration here dates from about 1440, & is from “The Hours of Catherine of Cleves”. Gawd but I do love the treasure trove that is vintageprintable.com, lord of the public domain for this sort of thing.

Wishing you all the very best for 2013!

My Public Thanks

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Once again, she has been all too generous & kind, for including me in her list of faves. I appreciate it very much. I put little effort, but much affection, into this ‘blog. It will remain stubbornly free-form, just as my radio shows generally were. I’m grateful to anyone who finds it worth a glance. My own list of nominees will be posted once I get back from a board meeting!

Versatile Blogger Award nomination – me?! Ann Novek ROCKS

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Of all times for me to have the post-pasta sleepies! Super genius Ann Novek, of “With the Sky as the Ceiling & the Heart Outdoors: Airborne, Sea Dwellers, & Landlubbers’ Lives”, seen here: http://havehest.wordpress.com/, has very kindly listed me among her list of 10 nominees. There goes the neighbourhood…. I love her blog, in part because it gives an almost tangible sense of what has to be the marvelous woman behind it.

Here are my 10 nominees, in no particular order. Some are included for the diverse interests of the bloggers.

“With the Sky as the Ceiling & the Heart Outdoors”   http://havehest.wordpress.com/

“Why Evolution is True”  http://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/

“A London Salmagundi: Being a Hotch-pot or Gallimaufry of Divers Things” http://salmagundi.heracliteanfire.net/

“Sparrows & Sandcastles”  http://sparrowsandsandcastles.wordpress.com/

“Musings on Nature & Other Interests”  http://raptorgallery.wordpress.com/

“Nature is a Language – Can’t You Read?”  http://natureisalanguage.wordpress.com

“European Scientist & Journalist”  http://kotev25.wordpress.com/

“Hazard Hot Sheet”  http://rlcarlson.wordpress.com/

“The Outdoor Journal”  http://howardmeyerson.com/

“Dear Kitty. Some Blog”  http://dearkitty1.wordpress.com/

Part of being nominated is having to post 10 random things about myself. Hm. I fell about 100′ about 13 years ago while rockclimbing, & it took almost a decade for me to get back onto anything with any decent elevation: the Flatirons in Colorado. I cook like a fiend. I like Werner Herzog. I’m fortunate to be happily married. I rent from a psycho slumlord. I often wish I was elsewhere. Sometimes I’m homesick for DC. I love South African wine. I love mountains. I hate hot weather.

“1. In a post on your blog, nominate 10 fellow bloggers for The Versatile Blogger Award. 2. In the same post, add the Versatile Blogger Award. 3. In the same post, thank the blogger who nominated you in a post with a link back to their blog. 4. In the same post, share 10 completely random pieces of information about yourself. 5. In the same post, include this set of rules. 6. Inform each nominated blogger of their nomination by posting a comment on each of their blog” Ok, I’m exhausted, & will post those comments/alerts tomorrow.

Good night, good people.