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Please vote! Win a copy of Time Is Irreverent!

Please vote! Win a copy of Time Is Irreverent!

Have you voted for Time Is Irreverent yet? If not, I would really appreciate it if you would take two minutes to do so now. Your reward will be a free copy of the book if I win. So far Time Is Irreverent is doing great. There are 13 days left of the month-long Kindle […]

Win a free copy of Time Is Irreverent!

Win a free copy of Time Is Irreverent!

Help me win publishing’s version of American Idol and you can get a free copy of my new science-fiction political-satire, Time Is Irreverent! When Donald Trump got elected, my way of dealing with the tragedy was to create my own world, where time travel became an option for giving “President Handley” a career change and […]

Leaf-mimic katydid

Leaf-mimic katydid

Marty’s photo of the day #2304: Here’s a leaf-mimic katydid. Photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.

Amazon kids

Amazon kids

Marty’s photo of the day #2136: Kids who live in the Amazon Rainforest don’t have TVs to sit in front of, or video games to play, like kids in the United States do. They also don’t have helicopter parents. Still, I have a hunch that they are bored less often and have more fun than […]

Can you find the katydid?

Can you find the katydid?

Marty’s photo of the day #2135: If you are looking at this on a small smartphone screen, it won’t appear to be much. If you can, enlarge the photo and find the katydid (photographed in the Amazon Rainforest).

Don’t wear a red shirt near this flower!

Don’t wear a red shirt near this flower!

Marty’s photo of the day #2104: This is one of my favorite flower shots, from the Amazon Rainforest. I call it the Star Trek flower, as it looks like it belongs on another world. If you were on an away mission with Captain Kirk, and you were wearing a red shirt, you wouldn’t want to […]

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 best natural insect repellent

The best natural insect repellent

Marty’s photo of the day #2021: If you are viewing this photo on a small screen, you probably won’t see all the little red mosquito bites dotting my arm. The first time I visited the Amazon Rainforest was during the dry season, and the bugs (other than a bullet ant with my name on it) […]

The Amazon River Boys

The Amazon River Boys

Marty’s photo of the day #2020: Good morning from The Amazon River Boys! I call them “The Amazon River Boys,” because I took this photo along an Amazon River tributary. But now that I think about it, these boys are cute enough that in a few years they could be in a boy band teenage […]

Katydids that go bump in the night

Katydids that go bump in the night

Marty’s photo of the day #1865: The Amazon Rainforest is full of creatures that look like they arrived from outer space. Although I’ve found many creatures more unusual than this particular katydid, it still has that “not of this world” appearance. And though harmless, finding one in your hair, in the middle of the night, […]

Warning: Do not drink liquids in public while reading this book!

Warning: Do not drink liquids in public while reading this book!

If you like to laugh (and who doesn’t?), you need to read Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson. I downloaded the book to my Kindle shortly before leaving on a college speaking and book signing tour. I knew nothing about the book, other than the reviews I saw on Amazon. Oh, my, God! Let’s […]

Aromobatidae

Aromobatidae

Marty’s photo of the day #1721: This week’s theme is Amazon Rainforest Frogs. Coming up with a different nature picture every day is difficult, but I found some cool, un-posted, frog shots while perusing the photo files from my last Amazon trip. Some species I have identified; most I have not. I believe this frog […]

Self-portrait

Self-portrait

Marty’s photo of the day #1720: This week’s theme is Amazon Rainforest Frogs. Coming up with a different nature picture every day is difficult, but I found some cool, un-posted, frog shots while perusing the photo files from my last Amazon trip. Some species I have identified; most I have not. This frog is actually […]

Mouthless

Mouthless

Marty’s photo of the day #1719: This week’s theme is Amazon Rainforest Frogs (then we’ll get back to warm and cuddly animals from other parts of the world, I promise). Coming up with a different nature picture every day is difficult, but I found some cool, un-posted, frog shots while perusing the photo files from […]

Hyla punctata or a close subspecies

Hyla punctata or a close subspecies

Marty’s photo of the day #1718: This week’s theme is Amazon Rainforest Frogs (then we’ll get back to warm and cuddly animals from other parts of the world, I promise). Coming up with a different nature picture every day is difficult, but I found some cool, un-posted, frog shots while perusing the photo files from […]

Green Monkey Frog

Green Monkey Frog

Marty’s photo of the day #1716: This week’s theme is Amazon Rainforest Frogs (then we’ll get back to warm and cuddly animals from other parts of the world, I promise). Coming up with a different nature picture every day is difficult, but I found some cool, un-posted, frog shots while perusing the photo files from […]

Frog Face

Frog Face

Marty’s photo of the day #1715: I hadn’t started this week out with a theme in mind, but I rediscovered a bunch of cool macro shots from my second trip to the Amazon Rainforest. Today I have an extreme close-up of a frog’s face.

The proper crop

The proper crop

Marty’s photo of the day #1714: I hadn’t started this week out with a theme in mind, but I rediscovered a bunch of cool macro shots from my second trip to the Amazon Rainforest. Here’s a photography secret: sometimes the correct crop makes all the difference. This lizard from the Amazon Rainforest has been sitting […]

Baby Amazon Tree Boa

Baby Amazon Tree Boa

Marty’s photo of the day #1713: I hadn’t started this week out with a theme in mind, but I rediscovered a bunch of cool macro shots from my second trip to the Amazon Rainforest. So we’ll stick with those for the rest of the week. Today we have a close-up of a baby Amazon tree […]

Katydid from Outer Pace

Katydid from Outer Pace

Marty’s photo of the day #1712: I hadn’t started this week out with a theme in mind, but I rediscovered a bunch of cool macro shots from my second trip to the Amazon Rainforest. So we’ll stick with those for the rest of the week. I’m not sure how this will look on a small […]

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