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James Bornemeier

06/20/14 5:00pm
James Bornemeier

James Bornemeier

My earliest Island 10K tee shirt is from 1991, although I seem to recall running it before that as a spontaneous, unregistered insurgent during a visit.

As most first-timers would attest, one’s debut circumnavigation of the Island is an unforgettable jaunt. Of course that was many years ago when the act of running was almost effortless. (more…)

05/31/14 12:00pm
James Bornemeier

James Bornemeier

A suburban Minneapolis man who had a long-running dispute with two neighbors over feeding deer opened fire on the couple … hours after their son was arrested on suspicion of threatening to burn down their house …
— The New York Times, May 8, 2014

Background: The grossly over-large deer herd on the Island has been a problem for years. The ravaging of plants and shrubbery, the auto collisions and, of course, ticks and Lyme disease have all been debated and examined ad nauseam.

We at Deer Talk, a recently formed Island-based nonpartisan deer think tank, believe that ticks and Lyme disease are by far the most pressing local deer issue. (more…)

05/03/14 8:00am
James Bornemeier

James Bornemeier

Even the crustiest among us has a hard time suppressing thoughts of rebirth during spring.

But this year’s version of the season seems more like a rehabilitation after a near-death experience. A couple of weeks ago, a survey of the yard showed everything in shock, stunned by the relentless waves of a pitiless winter. As usual, the crazy, clueless peonies didn’t get the memo and were rocketing upward as though they were in Miami. (more…)