September 20, 2018

Hello guys, gals, and nonbinary pals!

I know it's been a while since I've done a blog post and an update is long overdue. Thank you for your patience! 

I was struggling with chronic pain and dysphoria and it slowed down... well, basically everything in my life. I was for...

June 7, 2018

“If that's being queer, then we could do with a bit more queerness in these parts.” 
― J.R.R. Tolkien, Lord of the Rings

Queer is a loaded word. For some, it's an ugly slur. For others, it's a reclaimed and broadly inclusive way to refer to those of us who are...

May 19, 2017

Landlocked- a poem

It's been years since I've been to the sea.

Since I've taken in the salty ocean air,

Since I dug my toes into the sand.

It's been years since the sea has seen me.

But when the wind blows through the trees

I hear the ebb and hiss of waves in their leaves.

An...

February 22, 2017

"The fear of snakes is cultivated. We are not born with it. Children love snakes as naturally as they love dogs and cats. Don’t be afraid of a reptile’s tongue. The only animal that can hurt you with its tongue is the human being." ~ Grace Oliv...

January 1, 2017

My wife and I sometimes spend the afternoon trying to wrap our heads around what's going on in the world and why.  We try to stay informed, grounded in the facts (which are still a thing, thank you very much) and make an effort to keep things in perspective. The operat...

July 1, 2016

"Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it." - Salvador Dali

There are countless legends revolving around beautiful, seductive beings luring unsuspecting travelers to their doom.  Virtually every culture has at least one or two of these monsters in th...

May 6, 2016

Fear of snakes is the most common fear in the world.  So those of us who keep snakes are all quite familiar with the sideways looks and incredulous questions we get when someone finds out about our beloved limbless pets.  

While some are me...

April 29, 2016

Vietnamese Blue Beauties aka Orthriophis taeniurus callicyanous,

formerly known as Orthriophis taeniurus ssp and Elaphe taeniura ssp.

General Information:

Size: These are some of the longest rat snakes at typical lengths of 7 to 8 feet and weighing a little more tha...

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