Parrot Bay

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  The first liquor I ever owned was a bottle of Parrot Bay coconut rum. At the time I was in high school, and therefore it was completely illegal, so it required the brother of a friend of a friend … Continued

Baching Out

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Katie is leaving me for a few days for a trip out west. This will give me and the Larry beagle some much needed alone time. Larry beagle is thrilled. 

Birds on a Building

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The weather was too nice to ignore today so I spent some time cycling through south St. Louis. The mural is a Jeff Kapfer design installed recently for the Southampton Neighborhood Association.

IRL

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Is this the beginning of the end of www.pluckandlights.blogger.com? Perhaps, I have plans to scale up, to provide a more varied and useful content, and to switch platforms. Between real life squeezing me for attention and lack of experience in … Continued

Dirty Bird

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Mom turned 60 last weekend and we celebrated by going to Grant’s Farm. This handsome fellow was one of Grant’s exotic birds that had escaped his perch. He was landborne, and was slowly making his way towards the fence and … Continued

DayQuil Tinted Glasses

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I’m playing hooky from work today. It’s legit, my sinuses were inflamed yesterday and today I have a cough and a fever. Still, I don’t like calling in sick; it’s tough to keep experimental momentum in biochemical research, and this has put … Continued

Lemon Katie

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I was reading a tutorial today on making double exposures with DSLRs. The tutorial was specific for Canon 5D Mark III cameras, which have a more robust multiple exposure function than my Nikon 5200, but I found I am still … Continued

Chicken Little

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In lieu of a grassy lawn our landlord has planted the backyard with leafy plants and perennial flowers. We let the dogs trample through it but they don’t make a dent in the vegetation. The plants are rugged, hardened by … Continued