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LightSinger .com
A biology and photography website 
by Alan M. Spevak, M.A., Ph.D.Contact Information - Please send questions or comments to aspevak@lightsinger.com   Other websites by Alan Spevak:www.lightsinger.net - main photography website;  www.lightsinger.org -  photographs, poetry,etc.

 

                   
 
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 On the Shore
by Michael Chanteur

The light wasn’t right. How many times I said that.
It was easy then. You just walked around
and found an image.
God was there, though you didn’t know

You just kept walking, looking,
for that play of light
That would soothe the inner self.
How easy it was back then
To find inner peace.

There it was, in the ordinary,
in the stones and pebbles,
in the driftwood and sand.
Etched so deeply in my mind and soul,
for all its commonness.
The Infinite, hidden as usual, in the
most ordinary moments of life.

 

                                                                                                                                                    Le paradis,c'est simplement d'etre soi-meme parfait - R. Bach, Johnathon Livingston Seagull



                                                                       

“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

-from The New Collosus by Emma Lazarus 1883

 "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."-
 
Declaration of Independence  July 4, 1776


“The bosom of America is open to receive not only the opulent and respected stranger, but the oppressed and persecuted of all nations and religions;
 whom we shall welcome to a participation of all our rights and privileges…”
George Washington

Let Us Beat Swords into Plowshares, a sculpture by Evgeniy Vuchetich in the United Nations Art Collection


And He will judge between the nations, and will decide concerning many peoples; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning-hooks;
nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. - Isaiah 2:4

                                                                                                                                                                                          


                                                                                                                                 

            Sea Fever
          by John Masefield

  I must down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,

    And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by,
    And the wheel's kick and the wind's song and the white sail's shaking,
    And a gray mist on the sea's face, and a gray dawn breaking.

     I must down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide
    Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied;
    And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying,

    And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying.

     I must down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life,
    To the gull's way and the whale's way, where the wind's like a whetted knife;

    And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover,
    And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick's over.

 


                                       
 


 
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 class photos Fall 2016                                                                                                

                     

                                                 
 
    Teaching Evaluations

                           

 


                                                 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

           Salute to Rio Olympics                  Click on Christ the Redeemer statue over Rio                                    

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other websites by Alan M. Spevak:
www.lightsinger.net - main photography website
www.lightsinger.org -  photographs, poetry,etc.


 

 

             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Under a Rock - below are some creatures I found on my property in central Pennsylvania lifting up rocks.

garter snake(Thamnophis  sirtalis )                                     ring-necked snake(Diadophis punctatus) small, but actually slightly venomous                 brown snake (Storeria dekayi)


wolf spider with egg case                                                                                                        ants with eggs


ants with cocoons                                                                                                                                                       queen ants( black with wings-compare to brown worker on left)


 

                                                                                                                                                                                    

 

 

 

 



                           a feral kitten                                                                                                                                                                                                 a feral cat


 


 


				

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                


Ecology Lab  Fall 2015  at Cranberry Bog    l-r: Danielle,Tequoiya,Chris,Stephanie,Clay,Jess,Jazmin,Tabby(2x),Taylor,Sarah,Claudia,Shakera,Taylor,Kristina,Tom,Susan,Jilean,Nikki

Slimy salamnder (really... Plethodon glutinosus)                                                 Redback salamander (Plethodon cinereus)                                     American toad (Anaxyrus americanus)                                   Wood frog (Lithobates sylvaticus)
(Special thanks to Dr. Thomas LaDuke for his help in amphibian identification.)


Ecology lab field trip 


 
 

   Ecology lab field trip to Cranberry Bog

 
 


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East Stroudsburg University Page
A&P I Lab Fall 2013 Class Photos (click on link )                                                           

 




      


Mical reading sign to ecology class
 


 A&P II Lab Class Photos Spring 2014

 Teaching Evaluations



Photographs by Alan Spevak
Famous Photographers - featured great photographers, e.g.Ansel Adams)
 


This  website has some great wolf photos
plus much about Native American culture.

photos
 

Video Clips

Worthy Causes -ways to help those in need world-wide

 



Other Websites by Alan Spevak:
www.lightsinger.org - fine art photography, nature poetry, etc.
www.lightsinger.net - more nature photographs,etc.
 

Links and Acknowledgements

Evolution


Poems  by various poets

 

Contact Information - Please send questions or comments to aspevak@lightsinger.com
 

 

 

 


      
     fallen birch leaf  changing to fall colors                                                                                 mushrooms emerging      

 

 

 

     


                            

 

                                                                                                                                         

 




 
 

 
 

   Ecology lab field trip to Cranberry Bog

 
 


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East Stroudsburg University Page
A&P I Lab Fall 2013 Class Photos (click on link )                                                           

 




      


Mical reading sign to ecology class
 


 A&P II Lab Class Photos Spring 2014

 Teaching Evaluations



Photographs by Alan Spevak
Famous Photographers - featured great photographers, e.g.Ansel Adams)
 


This  website has some great wolf photos
plus much about Native American culture.

photos
 

Video Clips

Worthy Causes -ways to help those in need world-wide

 



Other Websites by Alan Spevak:
www.lightsinger.org - fine art photography, nature poetry, etc.
www.lightsinger.net - more nature photographs,etc.
 

Links and Acknowledgements

Evolution


Poems  by various poets

 

Contact Information - Please send questions or comments to aspevak@lightsinger.com
 

 

 

 


      
     fallen birch leaf  changing to fall colors                                                                                 mushrooms emerging