This week on the Weather Network website I encountered another of those diatribes against people who release goldfish into public waters. It was the usual thing. The goldfish are an invasive species competing with native species, overwhelming them, etc. People should realize that releasing their goldfish [here it was specifically flushing them down the toilet) … Continue reading Rescuing Nature | Leave the Goldfish alone!
Back on Jan 1, 2018 I put my little three page World War 4 story (Dawn of a New World on the White House Lawn) on this site as a free PDF, and I see that it has had almost no takers. Hmmm ...... can it really be that no one wants to know the outcome … Continue reading World War 4 | Don’t you want to know what happened?
Last week I went for a walk below the Scarborough Bluffs, the 12,000 year old cliff along the north shore of Lake Ontario created by a giant glacial river during the last ice age. After a long winter, I walked in the spring sunshine there, and explored the woods that grow in the deep gullies … Continue reading The Lost 11 year-old Loner |Was he really Lost?
When Toronto was renovating its waterfront a few years ago, someone got the idea that a small wetland might be created at the foot of Spadina Avenue. Apparently large pike from Lake Ontario were known to be congregating there every spring, looking for a place where they used to spawn. To the city's credit, this … Continue reading Rescuing Nature, then trashing her again
This little story was written in 1993, but given the financial fiasco that civilization got itself into in 2008, and hasn't really got out of, with the giant problems of global warming, habitat destruction, over-population, and the need for some kind of global government still staring us in the face as we continue to quarrel … Continue reading The Dairy Farm |A Galactic bailout for Earth?
I wish I had a dollar for every time I've heard someone say, or write, that insects aren't animals. When one of my daughters was ten years old, she came home one day with the story that her teacher had told the class that insects weren't animals. She spoke up, declared that insects were animals, … Continue reading Animals vs Insects |Insects are Animals
To help start this year off, I'm adding something new to this website – the first new SF short story I've produced in a long time. Maybe the modern obsession with longer and longer novels (Stephen King's It has 1153 pages) has provoked me to try resurrecting the science fiction vignette or 'short short', a … Continue reading Dawn of a New World on the White House Lawn
Take a look at this lady feeding Brooklyn pigeons on Christmas morning a couple of years ago. She has something in her bag for the cat you see on her left too. She will drop it on the other side of the fence for the cat shortly. I too feed birds in winter. Not just … Continue reading Feeding Christmas Birds