the dummy

Morning checks: -Three bluebird eggs in box 1. -A dummy nest in box 2. House wrens build them. Do they get along, Google? -House wrens may attack bluebird eggs and hatchlings. -House wrens block all available nesting cavities from other birds. -House wrens are territorial up to an acre surrounding their real nest. -House wrens […]


The boy was blind and deaf, and he wandered. For moments that felt like ages, I saw destruction inch its way toward him with creeping, choking fingers. Incapable of warning him or stopping the approach, I just watched. My stomach churned equal parts fear and bile. I knew that I would ache for his losses, […]