Definition of a Sportsman’s Widow is a woman married to a fishing-nut, but herself quite sane.

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The Trials and Tribulations­­ of Wannabe Contemporary Environmentalists

By Sandra Stenson   /     Mar 29, 2015  /     From the Contemporary Sportsman's Widow  /     4 Comments

How ironic that nowadays one has to be rich to be able to afford not to despoil the environment.  All that is required are a few solar panels here, a small windmill there; a few appliances exchanged for energy-saving ones here, the old heating system scrapped for modern heat-exchangers there; a few composters here and a […]

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Sportsman’s Widow and Fishing Nut – How it all started

By Sandra Stenson   /     Mar 29, 2015  /     From the Contemporary Sportsman's Widow  /     0 Comment

Ladies, does this sound familiar? In your age of youth and innocence you meet a guy. He’s got the three “s”’s going for him; he’s sweet, smart, and sexy. His mama taught him manners, the Navy taught him to make his bed, and the Culinary Institute of America taught him how to whip up magic […]

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The Praying Mantis Hypothesis

By Sandra Stenson   /     Mar 29, 2015  /     From Life  /     3 Comments

Stensonian Genius 2015: January My husband and I have been married for nigh on twenty years. It has been a very good twenty years. Every now and again, of course, even my marvel-spouse does something so boneheaded, I temporarily wonder if praying mantises don’t have a healthier attitude towards long-term relationships. Imagine, for instance, what […]

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Genius at work

By Sandra Stenson   /     Mar 29, 2015  /     From Life  /     1 Comment

Moments of Stensonian Genius 2015: January The year is young yet. But, already, we have had moments of rare brilliance. Last week was a veritable windfall of brilliance, starting with “the interview”. I had agreed to be interviewed for Gulf Coast Advance’s Scientist Spotlight (http://www.gulfcoastadvance.org/) last Wednesday, which sounded very flattering, except for the fact […]

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