The Back 40

Diane’s (Abbreviated) Birding for Non-Birders

May 6, 2012
The Back 40

…If you’ve ever known (or were friends with) an Avid Birder, you now already know more than you ever wanted …Read the Rest

Taking Back the Night

May 5, 2012
Baad Ideas

Just confirmed: we’re BATS. Oh, maybe not ‘we’ persay. But Internet research HAS confirmed that the ‘unusual bird poop’ on …Read the Rest

Joyride: An Algebraic Journey

May 4, 2012
The Back 40

It’s that time again. The time between Spring rains winding up and summer heat beginning, when it’s perfect weather for …Read the Rest

Peppermint Cowpatty

April 25, 2012
Baad Opinions

I am one of the few people I know who believe cows reflect the quintessential yin/yang of life. They are …Read the Rest

Worth. Every. Penny.

April 24, 2012
Baad Ideas

…no more can I claim scientific accuracy when bandying about the accusation ‘stubborn as a mule’. Not after The Peanut …Read the Rest

Stick in the Mud

April 21, 2012
Baad Ideas

Change a single letter of a word to make a brand new word, then place it in a sentence and …Read the Rest


April 20, 2012
Baad Ideas

Since any early covetous thoughts of ‘cow tipping’ (actually an impossibility in San Francisco due to the lack of bovines …Read the Rest

Close Encounter of the Furred Kind

April 18, 2012
Baad Moments

It was a dark, dismal day. The kind of day when an exasperated work-at-home spouse banishes her companion to monthly …Read the Rest

A Drive in the Country

April 17, 2012
Baad Ideas

It’s a lovely day – the kind of day after a rain when the early spring sun breaks forth through …Read the Rest

Oye, We Have Goy(um)

February 9, 2012
Baad Ideas

I have a morning routine that is predictable and satisfying: I joyously leap out of bed as though (less joyously) …Read the Rest