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Vampire Squid

1 Written by: | Friday, Apr 24, 2015 10:00am

vampire-squidThis column, That Nature Show, is about the nature right under your nose: in our backyards, playgrounds and parks!  Stop and look around, you’ll be amazed at what surrounds you.

Esquire says Baltimore looks like a movie set. All I can say in our defense is “crab cake” and “Preakness” and it’s not like we don’t know we have work to do. We know we have work to do. Read More →

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Alzheimer’s Breakthrough

0 Written by: | Friday, Apr 17, 2015 8:30am

macarons-flavors11_PayardThis column, That Nature Show, is about the nature right under your nose: in our backyards, playgrounds and parks!  Stop and look around, you’ll be amazed at what surrounds you.

My paternal grandmother (I called her Nana) died of Alzheimer’s when I was in college. In the ten agonizing years before her death, she became mentally lost, increasingly drifting like a seaweed and as sentient. It was horrible. Read More →

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How Are You Feeling?

0 Written by: | Friday, Apr 10, 2015 11:30am

Wild turkeys.

Wild turkeys.


This column, That Nature Show, is about the nature right under your nose: in our backyards, playgrounds and parks!  Stop and look around, you’ll be amazed at what surrounds you.
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Spring Peepers

1 Written by: | Friday, Apr 03, 2015 11:30am

peepThis column, That Nature Show, is about the nature right under your nose: in our backyards, playgrounds and parks!  Stop and look around, you’ll be amazed at what surrounds you.

Nurse Stephanie I-don’t-know-her-last-name in the ICU at UMMC (which was one of 73 “Top Docs” as recognized by Baltimore Magazine) where Husb. was recovering from his amelblastoma surgery was an absolute knockoff of Zooey Deschanel playing Jessica Day on New Girl. 

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Cut Skin

0 Written by: | Friday, Mar 27, 2015 11:00am

UMMCAngelina Jolie went public about her elective surgery to have her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed. She wrote about it for The New York Times in “Diary of A Surgery.” “The beautiful thing about such moments in life is that there is so much clarity. You know what you live for and what matters. It is polarizing, and it is peaceful,” she wrote. Read More →

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Lacrosse, College Acceptances and Other Spring Obsessions

1 Written by: | Friday, Mar 20, 2015 10:30am

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This column, That Nature Show, is about the nature right under your nose: in our backyards, playgrounds and parks!  Stop and look around, you’ll be amazed at what surrounds you.

Forgive me, lacrosse nation, I had no idea what FOGO was. When a neighbor told me pridefully that she was hiring a private FOGO coach for her son I had an internal conversation in my mind that went like this:  Oversharenting much? Save it for Facebook. Don’t tell me about this weird medical condition. Read More →

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Mud Season

0 Written by: | Friday, Mar 13, 2015 12:03pm

Land_Rover_Series_III_mud_boggingThis column, That Nature Show, is about the nature right under your nose: in our backyards, playgrounds and parks!  Stop and look around, you’ll be amazed at what surrounds you.

The winter has released its icy grip on Baltimore. See you, old man. Read More →

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Of Moods and Manatees

0 Written by: | Friday, Mar 06, 2015 9:00am

manatees

This column, That Nature Show, is about the nature right under your nose: in our backyards, playgrounds and parks!  Stop and look around, you’ll be amazed at what surrounds you.

Here’s what’s been happening lately. Pepper brunch this weekend with your knowledge of manatees rescued from a Florida storm drain, and more! Read More →

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Ocean Acidification Threatens Chesapeake Oysters

2 Written by: | Friday, Feb 27, 2015 11:00am

oyster1This column, That Nature Show, is about the nature right under your nose: in our backyards, playgrounds and parks!  Stop and look around, you’ll be amazed at what surrounds you.

Nature Climate Change published a stunning report this week about the economic repercussions of ocean acidification. The Chesapeake is a unique “hot zone.” Read More →

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Major Medical

2 Written by: | Friday, Feb 20, 2015 12:00pm

Ameloblastoma.

Ameloblastoma.

This column, That Nature Show, is about the nature right under your nose: in our backyards, playgrounds and parks!  Stop and look around, you’ll be amazed at what surrounds you.

Husb. needed to have a head and lower extremities CT scan in preparation for a MAJOR surgery to remove an ameloblastoma from his jaw, in which over the course of TEN hours at the end of March TWO TEAMS of SPECIALTY surgeons (caps, mine) will replace the excised tumorous jaw bone with good bone HARVESTED from his fibula. The purpose of today’s visit is to decide which fibula looks more “graftable.”

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