Ducks and monkeys

For most of the summer, non-migratory Canadian geese controlled the north bank of the river on my way to work. Now it’s occupied by a corps of ducks. Is there something going on I should know about?

Also in my camera: public enemy #3.

Another approach to weeding:


There has been some loose talk recently about monkeys typing Shakespeare. This gives me an excuse to mention a couple of favorite short stories. Russell Maloney’s “Inflexible Logic” is the second-best tale on the topic. The best is R.A. Lafferty‘s “Been a Long, Long Time,” which unfortunately is not available online. I did find another Lafferty story, though, which might illustrate why I have a shelf of his books.

5 thoughts on “Ducks and monkeys”

  1. The Lafferty is the one with the time-clock consisting of a cube of stone a parsec on a side, and a bird that sharpens its beak on it? I’ve never read the Russell Maloney story, amusing that it contains an oblique swipe at FDR’s class-warfare tax schemes.

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