Todd's Tales: Volume II

April 22, 2020

Osiyo again, NAH Family!  Gurggle blug glugg and all that.

Todd coming to you once again, direct from the NAH kitchen.  I hope this finds you well amidst these very strange days.

Speaking of, in light of this global quarantine for the humans, all over the world animals are apparently becoming much more visible and showing up in places they're not usually seen due to the lack of human traffic.  There are photos out there of lions sleeping on safari roads in southern Africa and Bears hanging out in the parking lots of US National Parks' visitors' centers.  Pretty cool.  We're even seeing that here at Dartmouth – I mean, there's a goldfish writing a newsletter, believe it or not!  Hahaha – yeah, that WAS a good one.

But, Spring does seem to be poking out here and there.  Still a bit chilly most days – and even some snow flurries now and then according to the air-breathers – but there are signs.  Flowers are popping out here and there and a few early buds on the trees.  Sarah and Shelbi sent out word to people to help get the gardens started up again here at the NAH.

The birds are everywhere, too!  The ones that wintered here are still hanging out and others are coming back.  Only thing is, now the little Chipmunks all over the backyard are getting turfed by the Robins.  Bullies.  It's about to get all 'West Side Story' up in here.

Major bummer that Summer Term now is going to be off-campus, too.  Going to miss having everyone here.  But, Spring is a time of celebrating new perspectives!  So, we're all going to do everything we can to still make the most of it…

Incidentally, if you really want a change in perspective, you've GOT to try floating upside down.  Seriously.  People keep asking why I do it.  I do it because - just like that - your whole world goes from this:

to THIS:

I know, right?! 

Super-trippy.

Anyway, I know all of you are into mid-terms and whatnot, so sending long distance hugs, high fives and 'you got this' vibes from my little tank here.  All the air-breathers here say hello and are missing you a lot.

Stay safe wherever you are &, as always, never hesitate to reach out to anyone here!
 

Yours in NAH-ness – Gurggle blug glugg,

 

--Todd