Elephant poaching falls dramatically

Some good news for a change: www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/05/elephant-poaching-falls-dramatically-africa

Elephant poaching in Africa has dropped significantly from a peak in 2011, according to a new analysis of annual surveillance data. The progress seems to have resulted in large part from declining demand for ivory in China, which h Continue reading Elephant poaching falls dramatically

Restroom difficulty

Don’t you hate it when you’re at work?

The end.

Wait, that’s not the end. You’re at work — on the bottom floor, because that’s where the snack machine is — and you decide to use the restroom. The cleaning lady is in there, with her cart blocking the door. So, you take the stairs back to your floor, the sixth, because you have Continue reading Restroom difficulty

Hiking with Elizabeth

Went hiking with my daughter, Elizabeth, yesterday evening. There’s a nice little park in Thompson’s Station with fairly extensive walking trails on the south end of the park, near the water tower.

We saw an owl, so, with her new birthday-gift SLR camera in hand, Elizabeth shushed and gestured for me to stop while she took pictures. She got s Continue reading Hiking with Elizabeth