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The wildlife version of Rocky

Battle at Kruger “A battle between a pride of lions, a herd of buffalo, and 2 crocodiles at a watering hole in South Africa’s Kruger National Park.” If you’ve got a spare 8 minutes and 23 seconds you have to watch this video, and be prepared to experience every emotion on the spectrum. Start at [...]

Simple, reusable tissue box

When I first said that I wanted to start a style section I immediately got bombarded with email asking if I had any suggestions for a tissue box that didn’t suck. Just so happens that several months ago Maggie sent me this wooden tissue box as a housewarming gift. Not sure where she bought it, [...]

My botanical equivalent

This tree is in our neighbor’s front yard, and I have no idea what it is (help Greenthumb!), but the bark is almost black and these berries are vibrant yellow, and when I first saw it I had this totally visceral reaction, like if I were a tree this is the one I’d be. Although [...]

Cold morning at the dog park

Took a quick trip this morning up to what the locals call “Scum Dog,” presumably because this open field is usually covered in a mixture of mud and poo, but today I managed to escape without stepping in any mysterious puddles. Also, I got to snuggle with a couple of amorous Border Collies.