Hey, Hey, Hawkeytown!

Like many suburban areas these days, birds of prey are taking up residence on our streets, or should I say in our trees. Our block is no exception. Thankfully, these are smaller fowl, so most of our pets are safe. However, I wish I could say the same for other small creatures. As I mentioned in a previous article, our neighborhood has seen a menagerie of wild animals on our streets over the past...

Why I Don’t Camp

When you hear the word Camping, what does it bring to mind? Enjoying long weekends with your family and friends? Relaxing, recharging and communing with nature? For many campers, that’s exactly what it means. For me and my friends, camping will always be associated with a trip we took in the early 80s to The Pinery, in Ontario, Canada. It was a trip where us novice campers found out how little...