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The Hardy Tardigrade

The Hardy Tardigrade by Rita Goldner My spirit animal this month really takes the cake for weirdness, even considering that I’m known in my posts for being influenced by weird animals. It’s a tardigrade, a cute little guy that’s almost … Continue reading

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Renewal

Renewal by Rita Goldner The concept of renewal might be contemplated in the context of Easter, or the Resurrection. Although I give deference to this religious significance, my blog musings, as usual, are about animals and nature. Last month, the … Continue reading

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The Pangolin

The Pangolin by Rita Goldner This past month we celebrated World Pangolin Day. For that reason, and because a character from my newest work-in-progress picture book happens to be a pangolin getting a pedicure, I decided to dedicate this month’s … Continue reading

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Virgin Birth

Virgin Birth by Rita Goldner The English translation for the word parthenogenesis is virgin birth. Usually the subject of mythology or religious beliefs, it’s also a well-documented scientific feat for some animals. The most imposing expert in this practice was … Continue reading

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The Two-toed Sloth

The Two-toed Sloth by Rita Goldner One of my favorite activities is sketching animals, especially from life. While I have plenty of subjects among friends’ pets, I much prefer exotic animals, so you’ll find me frequently sitting on a folding … Continue reading

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Adaptation vs. Extinction

Adaptation vs. Extinction by Rita Goldner I’ve always admired the ability of successful entrepreneurs to predict trends – or at least to sense impending trouble and jump out of the way. My husband Dave has this skill, and years ago, … Continue reading

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Anthropomorphic Animals

Anthropomorphic Animals by Rita Goldner For decades I’ve had first-hand experience with anthropomorphizing animals, i.e. giving them human characteristics. I had a business making mascot costumes, mostly for fast food franchises. Whenever I could, I talked my clients into letting … Continue reading

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