Puffins

19 Jun 19
(Un)Nature Poems

What does it mean to be the ones bending on the beach… More

19 Jun 19
Electric Literature

Essay #2by Jackson Tobin Dear Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Media Disruption, On the first day of our concern, I was in Principal Shurmur’s office. My twin sister, Annette, who is disabled, was in her wheelchair beside my regular chair. Principal Shurmur was across from us, at his desk. Principal Shurmur: “I want to […]

19 Jun 19
Bert's Books

When two small sisters go fishing to the magic pond, they find something much better than a frog or a newt. They find a bog baby. Small and blue with wings like a dragon, the girls decide to make him their secret.

I won’t tell if you won’t. But the bog baby is a wild thing, and when he becomes poorly, the girls decide they must tell their mum. And she tells them the greatest lesson: if you really love something, you have to let it go.

19 Jun 19
Sue & Pakka's...

Published by Puffin Books Not many big brothers would hold a funeral for a desiccated bifurcated dead worm for a younger sister.  This is, however, one of the first things that the hero of this story does at the beginning of this book. He is his father’s eldest child. He is ‘stepping up’ – taking […]

19 Jun 19
Adventures of a Bibliophile

It’s almost the end of June, which means we are nearly halfway through the 2019. I feel like this year has flown by, but I’ve also already read eighty books, so I have definitely made the most of these six months. I have failed at doing this tag for the past few years – I […]

19 Jun 19
Wendy's holidays

It started with my morning visit to the woodland but the squirrels were hiding, sadly. But we had an outing to the north west of Anglesey to The RSPB reserve of South Stack, about 30 miles from Henllys. Tessa and I walked along the cliffs to see the sea birds while Nigel, Alan and Rita […]

19 Jun 19
Travel Pig

Last night before I went to bed I covered the window over my bed with dark towels, then stripped down the bed to see the mattress pad, it was way too cold and noisy. It was a bed bug allergy thing so I took it off and was happy to see and smell a clean […]

19 Jun 19
fossils & fauna

Since moving to Oregon, something has been on my radar. That something was the breeding population of Tufted Puffins that nest at Haystack Rock in Cannon Beach. I’d read about them before moving here and thought I’d have to make a trip to the small beachside town south of Astoria to see them sometime. Haystack […]

19 Jun 19
The Daily Office

Today’s services are now available: For our 7 a.m. service, click here. To pray with us at 9 a.m., go here. Samuel was ministering before the LORD, a boy wearing a linen ephod. His mother used to make for him a little robe and take it to him each year. Let the words of my […]

19 Jun 19
Me fail? I fly!

Last week I in bed with a fever and had the great pleasure of hearing in the next rook the Emerging Artist and the Granddaughter enjoy Rosie’s Walk together, maybe ten times in a row. So much squeaking and screaming and sheer exuberance! (Note to the Ramsey Centre: please consider Rosie’s Walk for your curriculum. […]

18 Jun 19
Mañana Today

As previously noted, we arrived in Tobermory on Friday afternoon, 14 June 2019. We moored on a pontoon, which was convenient (until recently visiting yachts had to anchor or use swinging moorings). It’s a very short walk along the front to reach the village centre. As the weather had cleared, we took the opportunity to […]

18 Jun 19
Cute Animals World
18 Jun 19
Daily Office Asia-Pacific

Samuel was ministering before the LORD, a boy wearing a linen ephod. His mother used to make for him a little robe and take it to him each year. Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my strength and my redeemer. Psalm 19:14 […]

18 Jun 19
Daft Mumblings

Another week passes and the weather is starting to annoy me now. After the amazing heat and sunshine of last summer I was hoping for a repeat but my hopes appear to be being dashed at the moment. This was another mixed week for boats with several days in a row when they didn’t run. […]