If you are between 8 and 108 years old and like to read middle grade books, then you are especially welcome here!

Happy Mother’s Day!

Posted: May 10th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: Animals, Holidays, Moms | Comments Off on Happy Mother’s Day!

Remember, no matter what your brothers and sister say, YOU ARE HER FAVORITE. Happy Mother’s Day, moms!

Happy Mother's Day

Good advice!

Posted: May 6th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: Advice, Cartoons, Dogs | Comments Off on Good advice!

Good advice!


Posted: May 2nd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Birds, Nature, Spring | Comments Off on Home

Spring has sprung, and that means one important thing to our feathered friends. Time to build a nest!

The weaver bird shows off impressive beak-knitting skills.

Weaver bird nest

Bald eagles need room. And lots of it.

Bald eagle nest

Hummingbirds just want a cozy nook.

Hummingbird nest

White storks like roof access.

White stork nest

Swallows prefer a wall. And some mud.

Cliff swallow nest

Eurasian coots like a waterfront view.

Eurasian coot nest

And this is what it’s ALL about. These beautiful sparrow’s eggs couldn’t ask for a homier dwelling.

Sparrow nest

So bad, so good

Posted: April 18th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: Bad Jokes, Funny | Comments Off on So bad, so good

Two antennas met on a roof, fell in love, and got married. The ceremony wasn’t much, but the reception was excellent.


An invisible man married an invisible woman. Their kids were nothing to look at, either.


What does a clock do when it’s hungry? It goes back four seconds.


Happy Easter!

Posted: April 5th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: Beauty, Flowers, Holidays | Comments Off on Happy Easter!

Easter colors, and one of my favorite flowers. Happy Easter, everyone!




Bunny bling

Posted: April 3rd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Letters to T | Tags: Animals, Holidays | Comments Off on Bunny bling

Presenting the world’s most expensive chocolate bunny! It can be yours, if around $50,000 is in your chocolate-bunny-buying price range. Made from super-fancy Tanzania Origin chocolate, this rarefied rabbit is fifteen inches tall and features gold-leaf Easter eggs and 1.7 carat solitaire diamond eyes. Feast your eyes, if not your taste buds, on this brilliant bun-bun!

$50,000 chocolate bunny

As for me, my price range and common sense leads to this old favorite. BBE’s eyes aren’t diamonds, but they’re so much cuter.

Bunny Big Ears

Say cheese, quokka!

Posted: March 25th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: Animals, Curious Things, Photography | Comments Off on Say cheese, quokka!

Quokkas are marsupials about the size of a house cat. Quokkas are natural smilers. Quokkas are not camera shy. Australians are cozying up to quokkas in record numbers lately for selfies. Turn that frown upside down down under and snap a quokka today!

Quokka selfie

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Posted: March 17th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: Animals, Funny, Holidays | Comments Off on Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Points to ponder

Posted: March 6th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: Artwork, Cleverness | Comments Off on Points to ponder

How many times have you used a crummy pencil sharpener, only to have the lead of your pencil break off again and again? Russian artist Salavat Fidai sharpens his pencils by hand and sculpts the lead while he’s at it.

Behold, his Number Two Dark Knight!

Salavat Fidai pencil art

And his graphite Lord Vader.

Salavat Fidai pencil art

Salavat has an Etsy store, if you’d like to keep a piece of his art in your pencil cup. Also, keep a magnifying glass handy.

Tiny majesty

Posted: February 20th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: Animals, Beach, Beauty, Photography | Comments Off on Tiny majesty

When we think of beach sand, most of us think of this.

Beach sandPhoto found at the Banzai Surf School.

Nice! But nothing special.

But microscope photographer Dr. Gary Greenberg knows what beach sand REALLY looks like. This!

Grains of sand

Pictured below, a collection of magnified beach sand from Maui, Hawaii resembles booty from a pirate’s treasure chest.

Maui beach sand

Sand grains from Okinawa, Japan include starry skeletons of single-celled foraminifera.

Foraminifera skeleton

And these microscopic shells once housed microscopic snails.

Microscopic shells

So the next time you see a sand castle, remember, it’s a trove of microscopic riches!

Sand castle