Ralph Waldo Emerson observed, "Every wall is a door." His friend Henry David Thoreau noted that “Deep are the foundations of sincerity. Even stone...
What a dirty trick! Old Zeus couldn’t get the girl, so he had to create a complicated ruse to possess her. In Roman poet Ovid’s book, Metamorphoses,...
In The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, writer Douglas Adams makes this observation, “Man has always assumed that he was more intelligent than...
American entomologist William Harris Ashmead had an eye for detail and an infatuation with insects. He must have liked fruit, too. Living in Florida...
I seem to go round and round on this. My conundrum, like its source, is never-ending. I love wreaths. Certainly they are very natural, very creative...
It is by far the oldest thing I own, and its antiquity will certainly beat anything else I could acquire in my lifetime. While new to me, this...
“The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right names.”William Turner, the “Father of Botany,” knew this. In his book, Grete Herbal, he...
Sue Silva has a lifetime of experience with bugs. In some ways, she is a bug whisperer, as insects seem to flock to her side and her greenhouse, and...
This is one that I can really sink my teeth into! It has all the elements of a great story — an unusual find, a link to the past, a creature of epic...

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