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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

A Reason One Might Stay "on the fence" (Tuesday's Truths WK 82)

There have been quite a number of occasions when I've been in Central Park where I've encountered various members of the wildlife community on one of the many fences.These creatures include a European starling, a white-throated sparrow, a female as well as a male cardinal, black squirrels and "ordinary" squirrels (as evidenced in the photo atop this entry).

Whenever I come upon this situation of seeing a creature on a given fence, the expression "on the fence," comes to mind. As you most likely know, dear reader, "on the fence," refers to one who is undecided about a position that  he/she is taking on a given issue.
I confess that decision making has been a problem for me since childhood, and I believe it's rooted in my frequent inability to trust my instincts. I've written an essay, Trusting Instincts, where I discuss this view point, but, I'll save that discussion for another post that I might publish in the future.

Meanwhile, let me share an interesting article re the process of decision making which is published by The Harvard Gazette, (click here to read), and as you reflect on the findings, I'll leave you with some more pictures of wildlife members (house sparrows and a blue jay) who are on the fence and who may even need to concur with each other re the choice they want to make.

P.S. I'd like to remind you that a number of cool facts regarding cardinals are included in the book, Words In Our Beak Volume One. It is something you may want to read as we approach spring.  Info re purchasing versions of it are as follows:

Book Seller Info:
Barnes & Noble On-Line:
book culture On Columbus:




The digital versions of Volume One within the Words In Our Beak book series that are mentioned in this entry may only remain available for a limited time, but hardcover versions of Volume One, Two and Three can now be found wherever books are sold.


Please click here to go to my blog post that provides details as to where you can get these books.

Additionally, I have rendered some images from these books into other formats and they are available via Fine Art America (FAA). Some of my other photographs (Black & White Collection, Kaleidoscopic Images and the famous Mandarin duck who visited NYC) can also be found on my FAA pages.

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