The View from a Drawbridge

The random musings of a bridgetender with entirely too much time on her hands.

Going Batty

The View from a Drawbridge

So, it’s my second night in my new house. It’s 3a.m. I’m sound asleep. And then I hear this fluttering near my head. A moth? A really big moth? Then it zooms past my head 3 times and leaves the room. A bat. A bat! Mommy! My lovable yet useless dog is cowering in the …

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I’ve been house hunting, and I can tell, almost immediately, if I’d be a good fit for a neighborhood. If there are wide expanses of manicured lawns, I definitely will not fit in. And I would chafe under rules that dictated what color I paint my mailbox. I’m not a “keep up appearances” kind of …

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One of the things I find most annoying about all the drama being generated by our Grand Poobah and his malignant administration is the fact that it has helped to take our attention away from other atrocities in the world. Just the other day, I was wondering what had happened to the Kony 2012 Movement. …

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We are currently experiencing the most dramatic decline of North American wildlife in over 100 years, and yet hardly anyone seems to be talking about it. According to the National Wildlife Health Center, since 2006, scientists estimate that 5.7 million bats  have died on this continent. That’s a crap load of bats, people. Some species …

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It’s Earth Day, and that has me thinking about the intimate encounters I’ve had with nature in my lifetime. I have swum with manatee, dolphins and stingrays. I briefly dated a guy who could imitate a barn owl so accurately that every owl in the region would respond to his call. He also taught me …

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