Showing posts from February, 2011


It has not escaped my attention that I have not posted in quite some time. I have been busy in the last month editing the final revisions for a paper on owl migration that is hopefully soon to be published in an ornithology journal. As I sat tirelessly at the co-opted dinner table, papers strewn across placemats and salt shakers, I occasionally reminded myself that all things exist in homeostatic balance. All the work poured into my manuscript this month makes up for the near lack of it over the last several months (honestly, I can’t count Idaho as work. I can’t believe I get paid for that stuff). While scouring a hundred papers for references to saw-whet owl migration speed, I reminded myself of the extraordinary things I’ve experienced since this time last year. - Held (and got bitten by) a wild peregrine falcon. - Walked through cathedrals of ancient tree giants, watched the sunrise and sunset over the Grand Canyon without another soul around for miles (except Jason), and met a renow…