My husband Andrew, who began this blog in July 2011, died peacefully on September 3rd 2012, at the age of 83, following a sudden brief decline after long-term chronic illness. As I go through his notebooks, I come across pieces of writing which I'd like to share here. I'll date them when written, as far as I can ascertain (not all his scribblings are dated). At some point this blog will become an archive, without further additions. — Rosemary Nissen-Wade

Friday, July 8, 2011


There's a photograph of a bear staring at me from behind a large branch. It's on the cover of the Sun-Herald. There's a caption that says, "The animals your children may never see!" What a terrible thought! I wonder if it's likely to happen?


  1. Well, I see them every summer here in CO - perhaps just a sensational headline? (I hope!)