November 14, 2005
Still can’t start the ‘49. Tried and tried all weekend. Finally called Eric this morning and he’s meeting me out at the house in an hour to get the job done. Evidently, I need to hire a live-in mechanic to keep the John Deere and the ‘49 in shape. Or give them to someone who can.
Deena, Kathy and I went to a quail release yesterday morning at ten. A woman who lives nearby nurses quail back to health and then releases them into the wilds about this time of year. She had about 150 in an aviary and we watched as she opened the door and stepped away. It was quite fascinating to watch who went out first (mostly females she told us) and then how afraid some were and stayed in the back of the wire cage, afraid of freedom, afraid to fly out the open door. So instructive and typical of human behavior. She literally had to go in and physically push some out the door. All the while, they are fighting her, squawking and flailing at the wire mesh. How many times and in how many ways do we do the same thing? Too many is my guess.
Got a new poll up. Which non-western movie was the most western? Cast your vote!
A clockwork Orange
“If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention than to any other talent.”
—Sir Isaac Newton
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