You know you're getting old when it seems like every week brings news that one of your peers is facing a serious illness or has died. We attended yet another funeral last week. A good reminder to spend time with family and friends, and not assume that there will always be another day.
On another cheery note, if you are not an arachnophobe, check out www.thesmallermajority.com for pictures of a huge spider. The blog also features pictures of unusual tropical animals with lots of info about them.