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Friday, June 29, A.D. 2012
Συνεζευξεν and Red Pandas

Congratulations and every good wish to my brother and his soon to be wife on their wedding.

And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.

To honor the couple, I offer this story from RIA Novosti about their favorite critter:

I also wish the happy couple safe travel on their Baltic journey.

Posted by Joseph on Friday, June 29, Anno Domini 2012
Wednesday, June 27, A.D. 2012
The Benefits of Speech

Lest anyone think that I harbor ill will toward God’s creatures due to my amusement in yesterday’s post, allow me to offer more animated fare. Last month, my feathers were tickled when I read the following story: “Lost Japanese parakeet ‘tweets’ police his address.” Way to go, Piko-chan!

My mother always had birds while I was growing up. I can assure you that parakeets are capable of many words—many colorful words.

Posted by Joseph on Wednesday, June 27, Anno Domini 2012
Wednesday, June 13, A.D. 2012
Peucetia viridans

I discovered the green lynx spider—Peucetia viridans—this week. I mean I did not discover it as English botanists discovered orchids around the world. I simply read about it on Dave’s Garden. Being intrigued by its beauty, I went on a web video binge to see more of this lovely arachnid. I found the following backyard video:

I thought about the cuteness of the babies right before the man commented about it, which led naturally to a hearty laugh. It is funny how we find similar thoughts, words, and actions in others so surprising and amusing. It happens so frequently, and yet we persist in the belief that we are so different and alone. I think that it must be symptomatic of the fall.

Posted by Joseph on Wednesday, June 13, Anno Domini 2012
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