When I receive donations through the donation button on the sidebar or on some posts (especially bird related posts), I always write back an email with a note of thanks. However, lately some of my e-mails are getting kicked back to me as undeliverable. If you sent a donation and did not hear from me, that is why.
Also, I am deeply grateful to readers who used my amazon wishlist to send items.
Since I am on the road a lot, I thank CQ of WI who sent a couple retractable charge chords. I hate hauling cords and wires around and this will make things easier.
TS of AL sent a copy of astronaut Jim Lovell’s about about Apollo 13. I will try somehow to get it autographed. The Apollo 13 mission still amazes me, 40 years later.
Deep gratitude to JR who sent the riveting page turner Handbook of Literary Rhetoric by Heinrich Lausberg, a book I need for my thesis. Thank you!
I also received from FW remastered DVDs of what is arguably one of the best TV series ever broadcast, I, Claudius. BTW… did you know that a younger Captain Picard is in this?
I regret to inform you that Penjing is… not well at all. For weeks this tree has been struggling.
It lost all its leaves and now, it has repeatedly put out new leaves only to lose them again. And the leaves just don’t look good. They are a lime color instead of that dark green of yore.
Not good. The other trees are fine.