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Monthly archives for February, 2019

Antarctica or Montana?

Antarctica or Montana?

Marty’s photo of the day #2818: I took this photo a few minutes ago, peering out the back window wall of our house. As you can see looking down the hill, penguins have moved in. Looking down further you can see . . . how did a ship get in my backyard? Okay, I grabbed […]

How the GOP protects the Trump crime family

How the GOP protects the Trump crime family

After watching Michael Cohen’s testimony I now realize why Trump has surrounded himself with so many criminals. Or is that “the best people”? According to Republican Congressman Jim Jordan, no testimony against Trump is believable if it comes from a person, like Cohen, who has committed a crime. So from the Republican point of view, […]

Trump is up to his neck in what?

Trump is up to his neck in what?

When Deb and I moved to Montana in 1996, we experienced record snowfall our first winter. We live at the foot of a mountain and have a long gravel driveway. Figuring “all Montana winters must be like this,” I went out and bought a snowblower. Fast forward to this winter, and in 23 years, I […]

Gadwall ducks

Gadwall ducks

Marty’s photo of the day #2817: Gadwall ducks, photographed in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana.

How old?

How old?

Marty’s photo of the day #2816: This is a Marty’s photo of the day #2816: This is a baobab tree that I photographed in Zimbabwe. It’s likely between 1,000 and 2,000 years old.tree that I photographed in Zimbabwe. It’s likely between 1,000 and 2,000 years old.

Home in the snow

Home in the snow

Marty’s photo of the day #2815: This is the backside of Deb’s and my house, on a snowy winter day. Deb designed the house, and we had it built in 1996. There were no building codes in Montana, so we hired a builder who, like us, had relocated from Minnesota. Consequently, we may have the […]

Snow deer

Snow deer

Marty’s photo of the day #2814: If you’re going to eat the good stuff, you can’t be bothered by a little snow. (Photographed in Montana)

A little frog in a great big wilderness

A little frog in a great big wilderness

Marty’s photo of the day #2813: A teeny tiny unidentified tree frog in a great big rainforest. (Photographed in Peru)

When are you going to feed me?

When are you going to feed me?

Marty’s photo of the day #2812: Today’s photo is dedicated to all the human parents out there with fully grown children who just won’t move out of the house. It could be worse. You could be a gentoo penguin parent, who has to risk its life at sea, only to come ashore and regurgitate its […]

Coyote

Coyote

Marty’s photo of the day #2811: Coyote, photographed in Wyoming.

Osprey

Osprey

Marty’s photo of the day #2810: Osprey, photographed in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana.

Tuesday cuteness

Tuesday cuteness

Marty’s photo of the day #2809: Here’s a little cuteness for the day—a baby mouse, likely exploring the great big world for the first time.

Interesting spider monkey facts

Interesting spider monkey facts

Marty’s photo of the day #2808: Two unusual physical characteristics of spider monkeys are that they have four long fingers and only a vestigial thumb (a full-sized thumb could interfere with swinging from branch to branch), and the females have a large pendulous clitoris that is more visible than the males’ penis, making sexual identification […]

Pon farr for snakes

Pon farr for snakes

Marty’s photo of the day #2807: When I acquired Adam and Eve, back in 2001, I selected a male and a female, because rainbow boas were supposedly difficult to breed in captivity. Needless to say, Adam and Eve didn’t read the same snake books that I did, and put that rumor to shame. This is […]

Time is Irreverent 2, the audiobook

Time is Irreverent 2, the audiobook

Audiobooks are wonderful, but they’re time consuming to produce. I’m currently working with Nate C. Maughan, the great narrator for my new novel, Time Is Irreverent 2: Jesus Christ, Not Again! I know a lot of authors do their own narration, but I don’t do multiple voices, and I think audiobooks should be performances, not […]

Malaysian feather snake?

Malaysian feather snake?

Marty’s photo of the day #2806: Any guess what you are looking at? Is it a Malaysian feather snake? Is it an Arctic pipe cleaner fish? Is it the Great Salt Lake monster? ˙ʇɔɐɟ ɐ pɹɐǝɥ ʇsnɾ ʇɐɥʇ uɐʍs ɹǝʇ-ʇı-dɯnɹʇ ɐ s,ʇı :ɹǝʍsuɐ

Escape from Al-dog-atraz!

Escape from Al-dog-atraz!

Marty’s photo of the day #2805: Al-dog-atraz is back! Lucy is 15 years old, and we got her at the Humane Association 13 years ago. The reason her original owners abandoned her became obvious the first time we left her alone. We came home to a house totally destroyed. Every interior screen was shredded, blood […]

Great Blue heron

Great Blue heron

Marty’s photo of the day #2804: Great blue heron, photographed in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana.

#10 and #11 on Amazon

#10 and #11 on Amazon

Last night the stars aligned, and Time Is Irreverent and Time Is Irreverent 2: Jesus Christ, Not Again! were #10 and #11 on Amazon in Political Humor. Now, of course, I have the new goal of hitting #1 and #2 at the same time. When the reviews and the magazine articles start coming in for […]

Bringing home dinner

Bringing home dinner

Marty’s photo of the day #2803: This is kind of a strange photo until you know what you’re looking at. It’s a coyote with her kill, crossing a road on Antelope Island, in Utah.

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