Regular Life

Regular Life

In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on. – Robert Frost

Posts filed under Animals

Sanibel One: A Turtle’s Life (at the start)

Four metal fence posts — the kind farmers and ranchers use to put up barbed wire fences — formed four corners of a square around a low mound of loose sand. A woman wrapped bright yellow tape around the posts to cordon off the area. She wore khaki shorts and a dark green shirt, topped… (read more)

Waxwing, not X-wing

(Click to enlarge) I ran and grabbed my camera and took a few shots through the boy’s bedroom windows. My subject moved a few houses down the road. “Hey, Benjamin, I need to go outside for a better look. You want to come with me?” “Yes.” “You need to put on some shoes.” “Well, I’ll… (read more)

The Train to Manatees

Today we’re going to the Dallas Aquarium. Benjamin is out of school for a teacher work day and I took off work just for this trip. For the first time ever, Benjamin and I will ride the DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit) commuter train. Shannon, an old pro on the metro area’s rapid transit, will… (read more)

Walking Janie’s Dog

“So I’m walking Janie’s dog in the woods and he just stops. I’m like, ‘Come on, what are you doing?’ and he just sits there, panting. I pull a little bit and he doesn’t move. Then he lays down on his side and won’t move, and this dog loves to walk. I’m starting to freak… (read more)