Suburban Wildlife

It's not a pterodactyl, it's a barn owl

I don’t usually create memes, but when I do, they are old school and make my children roll their eyes. Anyone else hear the screeching of the barn owl at dusk around these parts?

Free Content Jackpot: the Local Library

I’m not sure when the light went off in my head – maybe it was when I realized I had purchased a book that I later decided I hated.  Why pay $16 or more for a paperback that sucks and then give it away or put it out in the front yard in a box […]

Crack Open The Acorn Every Thursday

acorn

I’ve worked in Agoura Hills on and off for many years, so even before we moved here in June I knew about The Acorn.  It’s a weekly newspaper that is delivered to every household in Agoura Hills – for free – on Thursdays.  Since we canceled our daily subscription to The Los Angeles Times, I […]

It’s Fun To Play at the YMCA

YMCA

I’ve never belonged to a YMCA before, but this year I was moved to join because it was the only organization that offered affordable swim lessons for the boys at a time that accommodated our schedule.  You can buy a full membership or a cheaper membership that allows you to enroll in various programs, aptly […]