Monthly Archives: July 2013

In Africa and Elsewhere

Kill the males, kill their offspring, fuck the females  

Posted in Poetry/Stories | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Robots and Rufous – two poems

Robots at War We are robots at war hard-wired to replicate and kill the competition   Rufous and the Meaning of Life I’m on my porch practicing sitting still … but there’s action all around Of course, the unceasing flow … Continue reading

Posted in Birding, Poetry/Stories | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Hi I Say

“Hi Calliope” I say to the Calliope hummingbird who’s sipping sugar water while I drink gin – we’re drinking buddies    

Posted in Birding, Photography | Leave a comment

Black-chinned Hummingbird

In prior posts I’ve shown the Rufous and Calliope hummingbirds that are at our feeders. They arrive in July. The former will stick around for the rest of the summer, but the latter, who arrive in fewer numbers, soon move … Continue reading

Posted in Birding | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Calliope Hummingbird

The Calliopes arrive alongside the Rufous Hummingbirds, along the Rio Grande river, in Embudo, New Mexico

Posted in Birding | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Rufous Arrives

Rufous hummingbird, that is. Like clock-work, he and she return again, always in early July. The one seen here is a male. Other nature news of note: The damsel flies are around in great number. They are unafraid of humans … Continue reading

Posted in Birding, Photography | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Poem: Tubes

We are tubes tied to a drive to reproduce and, unfortunately, bundles of nerves. We are easily unstrung and prone to self-delusion. Who then has free will? Probably only murderers and suicides.

Posted in Poetry/Stories | Leave a comment