Author Archives: saaribampo

Happy Birthday, Dolly

Leonora Katherine Doll GloydAugust 29, 1902 – June 2, 1993 “When someone asks me to criticize a manuscript – especially if it deals with the Odonata – I should warn him beforehand that I usually do so to the best … Continue reading

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River Jewelwing

There is nothing I can add to the commentary condemning the U.S. Supreme Court’s 6-to-3 decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. So instead I am sharing this female River Jewelwing perched on a balsam branch that I photographed today in … Continue reading

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Taxi, 1-27-13

When I asked him how he was riding out the great recession, he said it all unraveled after the black horse. I was riding in his taxi in Tucson, heading west. Let me make this clear: the points of the … Continue reading

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Dear Mr. Sieff

Your recent article in The Washington Post about the Mexican marathon runner Germán Silva was very interesting. The mind and body of runners, especially long-distance runners, always baffles me, a non-runner.  I am equally baffled by your fear of rural Mexico. I … Continue reading

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House, July 23, 2021

This morning while walking the dogs along Arroyo Aduana we came upon this assortment of materials resembling a house. My first thought was that someone had found a perfectly useful but abandoned door and decided it wanted a home of … Continue reading

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