Friday Fictioneers: Make Us Great Again


I am writing this and posting, but know that I’ll have little chance to read and comment on other stories this week. Thursday is my final day with my gorgeous grandson, before I leave Tel Aviv (Friday) and head for Washington, DC for the March on Washington, on January 21st. Something tells me I’ll be a wee bit distracted. I totally understand if you others don’t read my story this week. Thanks to those who do.

I’m grateful each week to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, for her boundless energy and commitment to Friday Fictioneers. If you’d like to learn more or join in, check out her blog Addicted to Purple. Thanks to Dale Rogerson for this week’s photo. As always I welcome honest, constructive feedback; please leave a comment.

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Make Us GreatAgain

From loss we came…

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Notes From The Zookeeper: The Pancake Predicament

Becoming Cliche

One of the things I love about my job is the constant need to problem solve. It’s an unending puzzle.  How do I get a fat snake to breed? How do I help said fat snake reduce her girth so that she is healthier? How do I keep each animal’s brain and instincts engaged according to their needs? As a zookeeper, we have to think outside of the box all the time. But this week, a puzzle popped up that was totally INSIDE the box; the nesting box.

Pancake Tortoises (Malacochersus tornieri) are one of my favorite species. They are weird and funny, and they have unexpected super powers. I spray the tortoises daily to raise humidity, and this week after I sprayed them, I found this (please forgive the quality of photos, or lack thereof. I had to use the camera on my little phone):

how to breed pancake tortoise Check it out!…

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