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Lifetime Gift or Landfill Gift?

Lifetime Gift or Landfill Gift? by Rita Goldner I’m telling a holiday gift-giving story in reverse. The ending is at the city dump. According to research (references listed below) approximately 1 percent of plastic toys remain in use six months … Continue reading

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Mexican Red-Kneed Tarantula

Mexican Red-Kneed Tarantula by Rita Goldner This month’s interesting animal is a Mexican red-kneed tarantula. A particularly beautiful creature, this one has red-orange leg joints. The wild ones live in the Sierra Madre Occidental and Sierra Madre del Sur mountain ranges in Mexico. … Continue reading

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Black Rhinoceros

Black Rhinoceros by Rita Goldner Today, October 1, is the anniversary of our Authors Group Blog. Welcome to the fourth year of daily blogs from authors about a kaleidoscope of topics. I kicked off the series, because I wanted the … Continue reading

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Kangaroo

Kangaroo by Rita Goldner You may have noticed that lately my posts have been about unusual wild animals. I use their behavior, habitat or physiology in an analogy to the human condition, or at least to my condition as a … Continue reading

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Predator and Prey Eyes

Predator and Prey Eyes by Rita Goldner As authors, we often use eyes as a metaphor for something else, like insight, perception, or the ability to foretell. For this post, I’m starting with a literal discussion of eyes: their pupil … Continue reading

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The Axolotl

The Axolotl by Rita Goldner My blog readers have come to expect observations on an array of unfamiliar and sometimes bizarre animals. I find unusual animals not only fascinating from a scientific perspective, but also inspiring, especially if their lifestyle … Continue reading

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The Egg-Laying Wooly Milk-Pig

The Egg-Laying Wooly Milk-Pig by Rita Goldner My friend Eva is truly a Renaissance woman in every sense of the word. She is a farm girl, but also has a PhD. We used to work together, and in her spare … Continue reading

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