Avalon and the Ancient Sport of Falconry

Last week I spent a Saturday with a group of falconers at an Indiana Falconer’s Association meet, and on the drive home, I wondered what had led me there.  Honestly, my initial fascination with this ancient sport shallowly started with Roxy Music’s album cover for “Avalon”.    (From what I’ve read, Bryan Ferry put his […]

The Best Tramp in Town

I took a little weekend excursion to Astoria, OR last week and while driving around the quaint hillside overlooking the Columbia River, I noticed a family in their yard.  Behind them?  A trampoline.  I could see that trampoline had a quite a nice view and I thought, “Any kid who jumps on that must feel […]