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power nap.


this guy….. acting all hangry and ready for spring

MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, WY – On March 7, a Yellowstone National Park wildlife biologist on a radio telemetry flight observed the first grizzly bear of 2023 to emerge from hibernation. The adult bear, estimated at 300-350 pounds, was seen near the remains of a bison carcass in Pelican Valley, in the central-eastern part of the park.  Male grizzlies come out of hibernation in early March. Females with cubs emerge in April and early May. When bears emerge from hibernation, they look for food and often feed on elk and bison that died over the winter. Sometimes, bears will react aggressively toward people when feeding on carcasses. All of Yellowstone National Park is bear country.

“most animals show themselves sparingly. the grizzly bear is six to eight hundred pounds of smugness.

it has no need to hide. if it were a person, it would laugh loudly in quiet restaurants,

boastfully wear the wrong clothes for special occasions, and probably play hockey.” 

-craig childs, the animal dialogues: uncommon encounters in the wild




credits: national park service, jim peaco, grizzly bear on swan creek flat – photo

let her sleep, for when she wakes she will shake the world. napoleon bonaparte


this may or may not be an actual photo of me in inaction

imagine my disappointment

when receiving the response below

after volunteering for a study

that i was born to

  training for this my whole life

i am a natural

this is my skill set

 known to fall asleep literally anywhere at any time

regardless of what is going on around me

especially within minutes of being seated

as a passenger in any moving vehicle

who gets a rejection letter from the circadian research lab?!

Napping in a Motor Vehicle Seat Study

Hello Beth,

Thank you for your interest in the Napping in a Motor Vehicle Seat Study. Unfortunately, you are not eligible for the study. You may be eligible for other studies being done at the University of Michigan.


Research Technician Associate

Sleep and Circadian Research Laboratory

University of Michigan

Michigan Medicine



“i can’t take a traditional yoga class or anything. i’ll just lay down and take a nap on the mat”

-jessica st. clair



photo image: atoz animals 

until they wake.


’twas new year’s eve at the lake house

and two of our

fellow celebratory foot soldiers

and their loyal dog were down 

though they made a miraculous comeback 

returning to the fray for the midnight hour

and it was something to behold.

“forgive me if I sleep until I wake up. “

-charles olson


siesta fiesta.


so here it is, the last day of march

and i just found out that march is national sleep month

had i known i would have fully celebrated

each and every day

like a long fiesta with long siestas

and i will do my best to make up for it today

who am i not to honor a holiday?

“there is a time for many words, and there is also a time for sleep.”






image credit: animalandnature.com



n is for napping in a nook

napping day is an unofficial holiday that falls on the monday after daylight savings time begins in the united states. the day was created as a way to compensate for the hour people lose because of the time change. this is one holiday that most people can get behind.

studies have shown that one or more short naps during the day can help increase productivity and alertness. it is believed that many successful people in history napped often such as: einstein, churchill, and napoleon.

how to celebrate?

  • take a short nap.
  • if your country does not observe DST, then follow the DST and napping day schedule of another country. why lose out on a holiday just because your country doesn’t have DST?

did you know…

…that a NASA study among pilots and astronauts found that short naps can increase performance by 34% and alertness by 54%?

“the replenishing thing that comes with a nap

– you end up with two mornings in a day.”

-pete hamill




credits: timeanddate.com, pinterest



what makes a man?


 it took a small village of kinders to make a man.



they hiked through the deep snow.



they went in the playhouse to eat some snow and get pumped up about it.


they worked hard to push heavy loads almost a big as they were.


they built. and they built.


and they moved mountains.


and they crowned him with a prized possession.


and we celebrated with a song and a dance around the man they created.



and in the seventh hour, they rested. 

 Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world;

indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.

Margaret Mead

image credits: j. kurtz