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Saturday, May 10, 2003

Well! Not much of a blogger, eh? I think the Canadian outback is starting to affect my speech. Or maybe it's the soaring bald eagles and the 15-hour days and the time on the water catching plankton or ROVing or just plain doin' the ocean thang. Bamfield is a tiny hamlet of a town, reminds me of Norway except that they speak English. It could be American--should be, really--as it's below the 49th parallel. "I claim this land in the name of Dubya!" He'll get here in time, of course. That Canadians didn't support our war effort and you know what that means: "You're either with us or agin us." The world's become one big Hatfield versus the McCoys. Thank heavens I have a different world in which to immerse my thoughts and flow.

Friday, May 02, 2003

it's truly god's country up here...bald eagles floating overhead...furry minks sneaking along the rocky shore looking for some eats...tidepools splashed with colors and stars and fuzzy seaweeds...stretches the mind...makes the heart forget that the man you love is 1400 miles away...

Monday, April 28, 2003

yesterday I arrived in Bamfield, Canada, a tiny hamlet of a town on the western edge of central Vancouver Island. Absolutely delightful, soul-calming, mind-stimulating, emotion-lifting landscape and people scape. I miss my man Thrill and my spoiled cats like crazy but they are with me in my heart. did you know jellyfish have nervous systems fundamentally like ours? and you thought it was overwork that made your brain feel like knot's berry jam...

Sunday, April 20, 2003

Happy Easter! This is the day when the sea hares bring baskets of urchin eggs that taste like jelly beans and chocolate starfish for all the children. And in the afternoon, after feasting on terrestrial animals, the chillins run around in the tidepools searching for beautiful gastropods to touch and see but never to keep. I love holidays at the ocean!

Saturday, April 19, 2003

Yesterday, being Good Friday, the Catholics abstained from meat and chicken. I imagine seafood consumption was rather high among their populace. Poor ocean. I propose a holiday where we all abstain from eating fish and seafood. Ocean Day?

Thursday, April 17, 2003

this is my first blog-duh-lee-blog ...leaving for Bamfield Marine Station on Vancouver Island in one week...(no,there are no marines there...just sci-geek peeps in love with the ocean)...preparations are intense...I think my cats know somethings up...