Monday, June 23, 2008
This time, I'm living alone and I have the walls all to my self. So the owls decided they wanted to stretch out a bit. The original owl (from the late, great, Springs landmark "The Theater of Mankind") is the wise centerpiece of the largest kitchen wall, looking skeptically (or coyly?) to the right.
The counter wall is lined with the all-natural material owl tableau, and the cluster of three owl shaped hot plates.
The rusty Las Vegas stained glass owl looks out the kitchen window.
And thanks to Sara Rubin, who subconsciously knew my life would not be complete without owl salt and pepper shakers.
That said, please do not give me more owl stuff. While I adore the owl wall year after year, the contemporary owl market has become oversaturated. You cannot turn a corner in a clothing store, a toy store, or even on the internet, without ramming your face into the large eyes of an owl. And the stuff is not as cool as hot plates.
Friday, June 20, 2008
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Last August, I did a radio show titled, "Plants appear to recognize own kin."
From the Times:
“I’m just amazed at what we’ve found,” said Susan A. Dudley, an evolutionary plant ecologist at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, who carried out the study with a graduate student, Amanda L. File.
“Plants,” Dr. Dudley said, “have a secret social life.”
From my show:
Susan Dudley: Mostly we think about plants as passive, just the victims of their environment and just growing in response to the physical environment. But they actually actively sense and respond to the environment, including what is specifically the presence of other plants, and I think that’s a really neat thing.
Why so long to break this exciting plant story, NYT?
Tuesday, June 03, 2008
So for a hopeful farewell to the Hummer, here's a haiku from a website dedicated to giving the finger to the H2.
Haiku by Tim