My Russian Canine

The First AcquaintanceSomewhere in the middle of a snowy, frosty Leningrad winter, in the evening, the apartment bell rang. I opened the door and found Galina, my wife, on the threshold, holding a dog in her arms, along with two bags full…

Baby Boating Security 101

At the top of any list when it comes to child boat safety, of course, are child lifeguards. Not only do you need to make sure you have enough for each passenger, the PFDs need to be the right size, securely fastened and children, even…

The superb American woodcock

We were near a forest clearing just before sunset when we heard the first vivid look. The clear nasal sound assured us that a male American woodcock was promoting his presence in his "singing seat" and all women were welcome. Our…