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Gayle's Latest Blogs

Mar.05.2012 - 10:32 am
Why is it we have words for sounds and colors but not for smells? I know what a banana smells like: it smells like the object it's named for. It doesn't smell yellow. And I can...
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Jan.27.2012 - 2:12 pm
  So humans, fanatic wielders of Clorox wipes, are just one branch in long genetic lines of bacterial evolution. Our great-to-past infinity-grandparents were bugs and we are...
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Mar.29.2011 - 8:08 pm
Exploring the Redwoods. Big Deal.
Summer of 2007: My kids hated camping and hiking in the Redwoods. I was so stunned, when we got them on the trails with the giant trees and they said, "This is boring. When...
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Feb.25.2011 - 12:56 am
I thought I came from fairly boring peasant stock until my mother’s Catholic priest came home from Ireland one summer with a book he found there, "Biddy Early: The Wise Woman...
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Comments from Gayle

Nov.07.2010 - 12:15 am
In response to: Queen of Belch
Thanks, Barb, for your comment about your father being a kindred spirit of the airwaves, or shockwaves. It's an ignoble...
Mar.15.2009 - 12:20 am
In response to: Hiking on the San Andreas Fault
Nice to hear from you! Thanks for checking in.
Jun.30.2008 - 3:00 pm
In response to: Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia! The Mexican mint plant with a bang
All the verbal comments I've gotten on this are "so where do I get the leaves?" OK, so the conversation was...
Jun.24.2008 - 1:47 pm
In response to: More Dirty Laundry
Sounds fun around your place. I'm about to write about baseball around these parts around 1000 years ago. Thanks for...
Jun.20.2008 - 5:01 pm
In response to: Hang Me Out to Dry
By all means, whip out the keyboard! I hope you enjoy....