Tag Archives: Pennsylvania

Into Week Two Of Self-Isolation

New Jersey is now in the state of lockdown. The governor today ordered residents to shelter in place. All non-essential retail businesses must close until further notice. People are allowed on the roads only to shop for groceries, medicine, healthcare, … Continue reading

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Weekend Update: But This Is No Joke!

Three cases of COVID-19 exist in Bucks County, PA, the section of the commonwealth in which I live. On March 6th, the first two cases of the Coronavirus disease in the Keystone State were reported to be presumptive positive: one … Continue reading

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Do You Want Fries With That?

In other news… A man in China was drifting in and out of consciousness and foaming at the mouth, prompting his emergency arrival at a local hospital. An MRI scan revealed more than 700 parasitic worms, intertwined within his brain … Continue reading

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And Don’t Let the Bedbugs Bite!

Spotted a spotted lanternfly this afternoon at Pennypack Park on the Delaware River in Philly. It was lying dead on the back trail leading to the bridge over the creek. At least I thought it was dead since the bug … Continue reading

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Osprey Nestlings’ Head Count for 2019

During the other day, I took count of osprey nestlings along my usual stretch of the Delaware River from the New Jersey side. Four of the thirteen nests are either hard to see closeup, or not at all from Pennsylvania. … Continue reading

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Picture Licenses and Photo Ids

Just renewed my driver’s license. The last time was in 2014. Curious about the length of validity in other states, I checked online for the information. How did we ever survive before the Internet? The longest period is in Arizona, … Continue reading

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Birdhouse in Your Soul

Ten nesting pairs of ospreys have returned for the 2018 season to a stretch of the Delaware River that starts in Riverton, NJ, and ends 18.6 miles (29.9 kilometers) northeasterly at the tip of Burlington Island, NJ. The raptors, otherwise … Continue reading

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