About the AuthorThe founding member of TCM, Russell is a guitarist, composer, educator, hiker, and now (!) a blogger. He believes that nature has a profound influence over us, and hopes that his work will point people in the direction of the natural world that is all around us. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monthly Archives: January 2013
Our quacky little friends are amazing. If you hadn’t read the title of this post and I were to tell you that there is a bird that can dive down to 200 feet, fly as high as 20,000 feet, and … Continue reading
Coots are quite common across North America. This one is my neighbor for the time being. Though they frequently hang out with ducks, they are different. They don’t have webbed feet, they tend to have smaller groups of offspring, and … Continue reading
To Bean, of course! That, is the easy answer. To Urban Beans, to be exact. Saturday morning. See me there.
As a kid growing up near the Great Lakes, I never saw a cormorant. They were few and far between, I am told, because DDT brought them to the brink of extinction. Well, I am happy to say that they’re … Continue reading
I’ve discovered a great place to get some exercise. On Central Avenue, north of downtown Phoenix, is a walking trial that is pleasant and picturesque. The ground is level and granulated so it is easy on the cartilage. It’s several … Continue reading
Watch This Video [The link had been fixed] Spain is going through tough economic times. It’s winter. People are sitting at a local unemployment office, filling out forms, waiting, hoping to find work. A local radio station put something together … Continue reading
When I was a kid, I saw a show on television about a remote island in the Pacific that had a huge mountain on it that rose high up above the clouds and into the mist. Nobody knew what was … Continue reading
Have you seen the video that was taken about a week ago while on a whale watch near Dana Point, California? (I haven’t figured out the video embed widget yet, but you can watch this on Youtube.) There were thousands of … Continue reading
It’s been three weeks since I performed at Urban Beans, and I’m feeling a bit guilty for neglecting them. I’m also exhibiting symptoms of withdrawal from both the caffeine and the atmosphere. I will atone for my absence with my … Continue reading