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  • A Tentative History of Wild Bird Feeding (part 1)


    Birds feature everywhere in ancient cultural records, especially in the religious texts from many traditions. This is a rich seam followed in Mark Cocker’s Birds and People, the outstanding compendium of the way birds have featured in cultures... more >>


  • WHAT GALILEO SAW (Twelve New Moons Found Orbiting Jupiter)


    Today, I woke up to the news that twelve new moons had been found orbiting Jupiter. According to an article in the National Geographic, it seems that a group of astronomers were looking for a hypothetical planet on the far fringes of our solar system... more >>


  • THE HEADSCARF IN THE UNITED STATES (or the celebration of freedom on this 4th of July)


    The Fourth of July is so close you can almost sense it. And to most people, it feels like freedom and independence. But how does it feel to the Muslim American women wearing a headscarf (or hijab) on that day? The question about the headscarf, its... more >>


  • A Photographer Grows in Brooklyn


    Before leaving California in October 1970, to return to NYC, I bought a 35mm camera at a San Jose pawnshop. Because it was the heavier of the two cameras in my $30 price range, I chose a Nikon rangefinder. I was lucky, 22 years old and wanted to be a... more >>


  • On this #ElectionDay, WOMEN WILL VOTE


    Today’s the day. It’s Primary #ElectionDay in seven American states, and this election season, it seems that no one is willing to sit on the sidelines. Women will vote, and make sure their voices are heard. But as we all know, this... more >>



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