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Buddy Simmons

Buddy Simmons

buddy.s@connect-wv.com
"While claims that Buddy was abandoned in the nearby Clarksburg woods and raised by possums are mostly unsubstantiated, it is true that he is close to nature and exhibits nocturnal habits.

A lifelong resident of Clarksburg, when not raiding garbage cans and searching the highways for roadkill, Buddy enjoys nature photography, amateur astronomy and referring to himself in the third person in bios."

Archives

Possum Tracks: The Possum On The Prairie!

The last time in Possum Tracks I described heading off into the sunset and - well sunrise in our case - and making our way into the true Canadian prairie. Sheri's home in Pincher Creek, Alberta was our ultimate goal, but we had the entire...

So Long, Manitoba, Hello Saskatchewan! The Possum Heads West!

The time was quickly approaching where I would bid farewell to Winnipeg and Manitoba. The last full day would be spent taking care of a few things in preparation and just kind of kicking back having a few more laughs. And encountering Murphy y...

Possum Tracks: The Canadian Culinary Quest Or "Poutine On the Ritz!"

Off we go again. Sorry for the lame pun included in the title! As you might imagine, Sheri and I slept a little later than the norm after our thrilling night of trying to be eaten by something. Her sister and brother-in-law were very con...

A Canadian Road-Cruise Odyssey

At the end of the last edition of Possum tracks, I described my excitement during an encounter with the first mammal that was a new experience for me, the beaver. At that point we had decided to leave it to the beavers (sorry, couldn't resist)...

The Possum Hits The Road! Part IV

Finally! Since I began my accounts of the wonders of Canada, I have been eager to reach this portion, a segment of my journey that I count as one of the best parts. Nearly all aspects of the adventure were wonderful, but as I was writing earlier a...

Winnipeg Is On The Right(s): The Continued Adventures of a Misplaced Possum Part III

Hi! I'm glad you decided to tune back in for the next leg of The Incredible Journey! Yeah, I came up with a really lame title, but sometimes I draw a blank.   My first thought: "It...

One Small Step For Possums, One Giant leap For Possum-Kind. The Adventure Continues! Part II

So, as I detailed in the previous Possum Tracks, after several pratfalls in regard to actually reaching my goal, I was relieved to have finally arrived in Winnipeg and find Sheri and her son Tanner awaiting me. Now the visit could officially...

Oh, Canada! Or: "Vacations- Getting There Is Half the Fun, If You Are a Masochist." Part 1

“The time has come,” the possum said, “to speak of many things. Of bears and wolves and border guards, of Canadian happenings. And how a possum learned to fly, in spite of everything.”    ...

Heaven on the Seventh Floor

  "Heaven on Seventh Floor"        I couldn't resist using the title of a cheesy 70's song for this edition of Possum Tracks because – well, sometimes I like my ti...

Oh, Those Fabulous 80's!

I think we'll take another joyride in the Possum Time Machine. I've taken us back to the seventies, which was a nice decade, and I've brushed the sixties very lightly, mostly in the form of childhood reminiscing. But now I want to...
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