Bryan's Posts About Being Human
Life Expressed in Flight, Poetry and Music
At long last, we here in the north will launch into spring next week. I’ll celebrate with two events. I hope to see you at either one — or both. You’ll encounter butterflies, birds, poetry and music.
The Death of a Hummingbird
In the struggle for existence, here’s a loser. Or so it would seem. I found this Costa’s Hummingbird on Saturday, already gone, in the riparian zone along the Colorado River in Yuma, Arizona.
Gratitude is easy after you’ve survived a heart attack.
For a guy who could easily be dead right now, I’m not feeling half bad.
Don’t Drain the Swamp
At long last, I stand with President Trump. Let us ridicule Washington no more as a swamp. A cesspool? Certainly. A sewer? Sure. But not a swamp. Not as a metaphor for our center of dysfunction, corruption and angry tweets. Swamps deserve far better.
A Eulogy for Coffee Corner
Another diner died on Sunday — Coffee Corner in my home city of Montpelier. Without Coffee Corner, Montpelier will still be the greatest city on Earth. But it will never be the same city.
Ruth Einstein’s Annual Super Bowl Proclamation
Wisdom and logic in Super Bowl declarations from my partner in love and life Ruth Einstein, who doesn’t care much for football. Oh, and some owl photos.
Purple Sandpipers, Orange Lichen and Donald Trump
An oath for nature and a view from the Arctic on Inauguration Day.
The Point of Schoodic Point
Warfare, birds, a sunset and news from Schoodic Point in Maine.
Russian Burglars, Our Democracy and a Siberian Jay
Russian nature and the nature of our democracy.
A Butterfly and a Tribute to Glenn Jenks
During fall migration here on Monhegan Island, Maine: a butterfly and a memorial.
Earth Day Week Events (including my “Audacity of Migration” talk on Friday)
Meet me in Waitsfield Friday night, April 22 (Earth Day), for amazing tales from the frontiers of migration. And have a look at where we human fit in a new “tree of life.”