Pictures from Traveling

These are pictures from my recent trip to Kansas City to see my new niece (see “My Heavens To Betsy” in my blogroll), and a trip to Albany, NY to see my partner. We met lots of cute animals at a nearby farm.

Speaking of… have you ever read Animal Farm by George Orwell? I listened to it on an audiobook once, and it was great as reader’s theatre.


Hey, I’m an uncle…

Over in Kansas City, my sister and her husband just had a beautiful baby girl, named Belle. But this post will certainly emphasize the ‘more than words’ part of the blog title:



Happy birthday, my dear niece!

1,500 animal species practice homosexuality

1,500 animal species practice homosexuality

Reporting on an exhibition at the Norwegian Natural History Museum at the University of Oslo, this article gives a brief run-down of the varieties of homosexual behavior and relationships in the animal kingdom.

I found it fascinating, and here was a favorite excerpt:

“Animals that live a completely homosexual life can also be found. This occurs especially among birds that will pair with one partner for life, which is the case with geese and ducks. Four to five percent of the couples are homosexual. Single females will lay eggs in a homosexual pair’s nest. It has been observced that the homosexual couple are often better at raising the young than heterosexual couples.”

What blog category to file this under? Adorable.

A cute gay giraffe couple after getting married in Iowa

A cute gay giraffe couple after getting married in Iowa