Category Archives: inventions

Binoculars…bugspray…sketchbook?

If you want to make a birder laugh, pull out your Altoids tin, and instead of offering a mint, use it to paint a bird. That’s how I spent five days at the Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival in Harlingen, … Continue reading

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Okie Ingenuity and An Armful of Yellow Fever

I’ve just come back from getting my shots- in my right arm is typhoid, in my left, yellow fever. Right above my left elbow are hepatitis A and B. Later, I go back for tetanus and the second round of … Continue reading

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