Interactions with Fauna

Homo sapien: Delays and Diplomas

Dear Interwebs, My sincerest apologies for my disappearance there; I had to put this project on hiatus as I finished my undergraduate degree at SUNY Oswego. I am most proud … Continue reading

May 23, 2014 · 1 Comment

Critters will return on May 24th

April 24, 2014 · 1 Comment

Amietia angolensis: The Gullible and The Gimp

“Wow, daddy, look, look! It’s Disneyland! Can we go?” My shrill voice erupts, filling the entire mini-van with my excitement. We’re driving past Adventureland, Long Island’s amusement park claim to fame. … Continue reading

April 4, 2014 · 4 Comments

Mantis Religiosa: Praying

I stare into my closet, my eyes flickering from buttercup to cornflower, as my navy knee-socked legs bounce on the balls of my feet, anxiously. You come to debate any and … Continue reading

March 30, 2014 · 4 Comments

Testudinidae: Slow and Steady

First Lap We amble out from the locker rooms; the gym is taken, immediately, by a sea of awkward-years, olfactory remnants of acne scrub, and the over use of AXE … Continue reading

March 13, 2014 · 3 Comments

Panthera tigris: Optics and Opulence

I was seven years old when I encountered the tiger. He was crouched, alert in stance and eyes, ready to pounce. I almost missed him, hidden beneath the tall grass; … Continue reading

March 8, 2014 · 4 Comments

Erinaceinae: Borrowed Land

How To Bury Your Pet When Digging A Hole Is Out Of The Question: 1. Panic. My jaw opens wide, allowing a yawn to escape with vehemence as I shift … Continue reading

March 1, 2014 · 4 Comments

Rangifer Tarandus: Antlers Up

Every member of the “Caribou Clan” has a name. Every caribou name has four parts. Every moniker was hand-crafted by my father, “The Big Caribou Man”; he is Dome Lap … Continue reading

February 22, 2014 · 7 Comments

Serpentes: Bus Stop Bargains

Every morning I waited in a driveway six away from my own. I waited with two boys, Erik and Rich, five days a week, for nine years straight. Technically, our … Continue reading

February 15, 2014 · 4 Comments

Danaus Plexippus: Migration

The summer that I was eight years old, the monarchs came. For days the sky seemed to burst into flames; wings, mimicking the flesh of persimmons and mangoes, flapping endlessly overhead. … Continue reading

February 4, 2014 · 2 Comments