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Month: May 2016

Retaining Moisture

Retaining Moisture

An animal raised in a cage will not act the same as one raised within its natural surroundings. Exposure to such loneliness and pain creates more and more defense mechanisms. Fear begins to take over their lives. Sometimes the fear is so painful that buffers are added in, like a shutting down of the mind to dull the pain. It seems odd that we do not see this as systemic in our world. Humans have built a massive cage with…

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Pseudoscorpion

Pseudoscorpion

We happened across a pseudoscorpion while packing up our things in Dixie National Forest outside of Leeds, Utah. The best part was how excited the lizard researchers were about this thing. Even “Destroyer” was interested. Maybe I should back up. The past week or so we’ve been exploring the areas around St. George, Utah while awaiting a few packages from Amazon. We’ve hardly been in the camper more than two and a half weeks, and the world is pouring in…

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Capillary Action

Capillary Action

It is pouring outside. This is the usual weather >50% of the time since we arrived in the desert. Personally I like it. All the usual desert ambiance of unusually long vistas and low allergens but with the abnormal flowers blooming, the fine sand caked to the ground instead of the atmosphere. It keeps the desert dweller tending to the unusual categories; home dwelling and also seeing how much he can get away with outside before being walloped by the…

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