This is an image of a peregrine falcon.  These are amazing birds, capable of traveling great distances. Powerful and fast-flying, the Peregrine Falcon hunts medium-sized birds, dropping down on them from high above in a spectacular stoop. They were virtually eradicated from eastern North America by pesticide poisoning in the middle 20th century. After significant recovery efforts, Peregrine Falcon has made an incredible rebound and is now a regular sight in many large cities and coastal habitats.  On some of my blogs I use my alter-ego the Grey Peregrinator to help create a dialogue.  He usually has the best quips.

Over the course of my career I have traveled a lot and have not felt tied to any sense of place.  That is one of the reason that I have named my blog Passing Through – I publish an online newspaper using the same title (http://paper.li/RichardB10001/1330127086#).  In many ways my life has been a series of things that have happened while I was passing through life.