DIY Personalized Sofia the First Amulet Necklace

Essley’s current favorite television show is Sofia the First on Disney Junior. She loves Sofia’s spunkiness, the music in the show (she dances to and acts out the opening theme, every time), and, more than anything, all of the fantastic … Continue reading

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My first “Jacques Cousteau GoPro” attempt

I’m in Kauai for the week. I did some snorkeling off Anini Beach this morning. This was the best video (of the first fish I saw!) It is the state fish of Hawaii, of course. It is one of two … Continue reading

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Arrow is the world’s first sky-diving anti-poaching dog

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This has to have been the first wolf documentary I ever watched

Yep. This has to have been the first documentary about wolves I ever watched. Jim Brandenburg and David Mech hanging out with a wolf pack from a population that has never experienced persecution: Natural History

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Preparing For Our First Back-To-School Mornings

I almost can’t believe I’m saying this, but Essley starts preschool in just a few weeks. (Wait, didn’t I just give birth to the kid, like, last week?) And while I suppose I can’t really use the term “back-to-school” to … Continue reading

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Donna First and foremost, thank you and the count…

Donna First and foremost, thank you and the countless others who provided a voice for the innocent fur baby victims of the vile and disgusting Vick. It troubles me that you carry such horrific imagery of what occurred at the … Continue reading

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First duck egg!

I don’t know which girl laid this little, thin-shelled egg, but her equipment is working! Canis lupus hominis

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I was shocked by that first photo, because the eco…

I was shocked by that first photo, because the economy is really improving, so I actually went on Zillow and searched for foreclosure and pre-foreclosure homes in Oakland, and there were plenty (over a 100) but not nearly as many … Continue reading

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First Outing for Lola

Dogs are not allowed into the Palace de l’Europe in Menton but much depends on the security guys. On the day this Miniature Pinscher came to visit ‘PhotoMenton’ with her owners, they allowed small dogs in, provided they were carried.  … Continue reading

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Class of 2014: 5 steps to loving your first job

We’re about one month away from colleges and universities turning new grads loose on the world, a day of joy and, if I recall correctly, complete, abject fear. 2014 is a rough year to graduate vet school. In my day … Continue reading

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