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Monthly archives for January, 2017

Scripture, updated by the GOP (God’s Own Party)

Scripture, updated by the GOP (God’s Own Party)

Marty’s photo of the day #2084: Now that millions believe that God has appointed Donald Trump as President of the United States, the Republican Jesus has insisted that I let him take over my photo of the day from time to time to post scripture, updated by the GOP (God’s Own Party). This series will […]

Cute Amazon Frog

Cute Amazon Frog

Marty’s photo of the day #2083: I have never properly identified this frog, but it’s one of my favorites from the last time I was in the Amazon Rainforest.

The Republican Thought Police Have Arrived

The Republican Thought Police Have Arrived

Madonna (Women’s March 1/21/17): “Yes, I’m angry. Yes, I am outraged. Yes, I have thought an awful lot of blowing up the White House, but I know that this won’t change anything. We cannot fall into despair. As the poet, W.H. Auden once wrote on the eve of World War II: We must love one […]

Fiber Optic Flower

Fiber Optic Flower

Marty’s photo of the day #2082: Here’s a “fiber optic flower,” photographed the last time I was in the Amazon Rainforest.

Black-crowned night-heron

Black-crowned night-heron

Marty’s photo of the day #2081: Here’s one of my favorite black-crowned night-heron photos, from last month on the Baja Peninsula.

Pussy Grabber in Chief: Week One

Pussy Grabber in Chief: Week One

Here’s a partial recap of Pussy Grabber in Chief Trump’s (hereinafter referred to as PGC) first week in office: 1) PGC gags the EPA and blesses the pipelines (because Republicans miss the days when rivers started on fire). 2) PGC protests an election he won and orders an investigation that all Americans will pay for. […]

Octopus Eye

Octopus Eye

Marty’s photo of the day #2080: I know I’ve posted a lot of octopus photos in recent weeks, but finding cooperative octopuses in the wild is such a unusual experience! I hope you don’t mind one more. In this photo, an octopus is peering at my camera from under a rock—so all you can see […]

My new book will be . . .

My new book will be . . .

Isn’t it a beautiful day to be alive? I say that, of course, because Donald Trump has been president for six days, and so far, he’s opted for killing us slowly, instead of trying out his nuclear codes. For me, writing my new novel has been a great way to escape the reality of a […]

Royal Terns

Royal Terns

Marty’s photo of the day #2079: Here’s another shot from the Sea of Cortez: royal terns.

Stalking the vulture

Stalking the vulture

Marty’s photo of the day #2078: One early morning, last December on the Baja Peninsula, I was out hiking with Chaco and Toby (two dogs that adopted me) across the desert. We spotted a turkey vulture in the distance, atop a cardón cactus. The vulture spotted us as well. And while I was approaching with […]

Sea lion close up

Sea lion close up

Marty’s photo of the day #2077: I keep thinking that I’ve run out of presentable photos from my adventure last month in Mexico; then I find another one. Here’s a sea lion, hanging out on a prime rock, in the Sea of Cortez.

Seashells by the seashore

Seashells by the seashore

Marty’s photo of the day #2076: Deb searches for seashells on a desolate Sea of Cortez beach. It’s amazing what you can find, when no one else has been on the beach for days.

Funnier than the Sunday Comics (if it doesn’t make you depressed first)

Funnier than the Sunday Comics (if it doesn’t make you depressed first)

On Sunday morning, I expect the newspaper comics to make me laugh, but this morning, by far the funniest thing I read was the first paragraph of an NBC News article: “Kellyanne Conway, Counselor to President Donald Trump, said the White House press secretary gave ‘alternative facts’ when he inaccurately described the inauguration crowd as […]

An octopus has me by the ankles!

An octopus has me by the ankles!

Marty’s photo of the day #2075: I had to contort to take this photo, as I have an octopus wrapped around my ankles. I’m balancing on my butt, on the floor of the Sea of Cortez, like a V. In other words, both my head and legs are as close together as I can get […]

Martyman supports the Women’s March

Martyman supports the Women’s March

Martyman sends his support to everyone participating in today’s Women’s March and says, “Hold Pussy Grabber Trump’s feet to the fire. Make him feel the heat!”

Poorer and Richer

Poorer and Richer

Marty’s photo of the day #2074: Of all the photos I took while visiting the Sea of Cortez, this one shows the biggest contrast. In the foreground is an old, presumably abandoned barge. Just behind that barge is a yacht owned by Carlos Slim, who is the fourth richest man in the world.

Dear World: We really screwed up!

Dear World: We really screwed up!

Marty’s photos of the day #2073: Dear World: Please forgive us for our transgression. Sometimes America has to learn the hard way. We really screwed up this time, just as we did with George W. Bush. But look on the bright side: in between President Lie to Start a War and President Little Hands Pussy […]

Martyman moves to safety

Martyman moves to safety

Marty’s photo of the day #2072: With only one day to go until President Little Hands Pussy Grabber takes office, Martyman has moved to a position of safety.

Giant cardón cactus

Giant cardón cactus

Marty’s photo of the day #2071: Here’s a close-up of a giant cardón cactus—the tallest species of cactus in the world.

Awkward birding

Awkward birding

Marty’s photo of the day #2070: As mentioned previously, I photographed lots of birds in-flight last month in Mexico. I love the challenge of catching them as they dive or soar. They’re such graceful creatures. This black-crowned night-heron wasn’t one of them.

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