Monthly Archives: February 2012

More than 200 unexplained dolphin deaths off coast of Peru

On the heels of massive dolphin strandings on the beaches of Cape Cod, Massachusetts (HW 2/17/12), comes news that at least 264 dead bottlenosed dolphins have washed ashore over a 66-mile stretch of sandy beach in Chiclayo, Peru. “We have … Continue reading

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A walk in the clouds

These days I’m living with my head in the clouds–almost literally. I am spending the month of February in Lago de Atitlán, Guatemala, a huge volcano-ringed lake so situation in the Mayan highlands that sometimes the airborne moisture gently clusters … Continue reading

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One of the largest common dolphin strandings on records continues to mystify marine experts

Marine experts continue to be baffled by a rash of dolphin strandings on the beaches of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, where 179 short-beaked common dolphins have been beached since January 12—almost five times the average number of dolphins that have been … Continue reading

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Dia de los cariños

Here in Lago de Atitlán, Guatemala, where I lived for most of 2007 and where am staying for the month of February 2012, Valentine’s Day is called El Dia de los Cariños–The Day of the Tendernesses, or Caresses, or Love. … Continue reading

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Guest artist: Charles Christopher, revisited

A year ago I learned that my Los Angeles colleague, the photographer Charles Christopher, was making a wintertime pilgrimage to Venice, Italy, to fulfill a longtime dream of living in a stone house that he’d first seen and been captivated … Continue reading

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