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A Perfect Day for Banana Slugs

The class gastropods to which banana slugs belong contains a vast number of named species, making it second only to insects in overall number. Their name is dreadful, from the Greek gastro (stomach) and pod (foot) because people mistakenly decided they must be crawling along on their bellies. Further research has revealed this could not … Continue reading

On Earth Day(s)

I pause as I write this. As a child I attended a brick, one-storey school with yellow and black fall-out shelter signs prominently displayed; we skipped by these signs en route to Mrs. Whetzel’s class where we learned about a brand-new, world-wide celebration that was going to change everything: Earth Day. I now find myself … Continue reading

In Conversation with Leslie Carol Roberts

Leslie Carol Roberts was recently interviewed for a French television program, Avec L’Auteur…she will soon post the interview on YouTube. Why did you want to write a book about the Presidio? After I moved in here, I was added to some sort of email and mailing list for residents. I started receiving slick newsletters about … Continue reading