White Tufted Marmoset is a New
World primate who lives
in the forests on the Atlantic coast of southeast Brazil. Of all
the marmosets, they have the southernmost range. They have a grey-black
skin, a touched tail and remarkable white ear-tufts which flop over
more distinctly than the Common Marmoset's. They live in the coastal
forests up to a sea-level of 500 m. They are diurnal and arboreal,
living almost all of their life in the trees. They live together
in small groups of two to eight animals. Their size ranges from
only 14 to 18 centimeters and weigh around 400 grams. Their diet
consists of tree sap, fruit, insects, eggs of birds, flowers and
spiders. Common Marmosets have long limbs and tail which they use
for climbing and have specially designed teeth for extracting gum
from trees. Distinguishing characteristics of common marmosets include
white ear tufts, and a white blaze on the forehead. Little is known
about their reproductive patterns. Gestation is approximately 170
days and births are typically of twin offspring.
he went crazy while I was still
at work. his friends had come over for lunch, saw him
go from reasonably odd to completely insane in
a matter of minutes. our son was sleeping in his crib
otherwise, they would have left, too.
I came in the door after
a long day at work, saw him pacing, pacing
lecturing wildly and waving his arms around his
head like he was trying to scare off
"he's all yours now," his friends said when
they saw me, shaking their heads in sympathy but
to get involved. Ten
years later, I'm sitting in court, telling
stories of how things went from bad to worse.
"I don't remember any of this," says the husband
I haven't seen since our son was two years old.
"I'd like to apologize for
anything I did to you back then." the lawyers smile at me
as if this will make it all better, will excuse the violent
the things he stole from me, the nights I slept with my son
curled up in my arms, afraid
of what was coming next.
Holly Day is a housewife and mother of two living
in Minneapolis, Minnesota who teaches needlepoint classes in the Minneapolis
school district. Her poetry has recently appeared in The Worcester
Review, Broken Pencil, and Slipstream, and she is a recent
recipient of the Sam Ragan Poetry Prize from Barton College. Her book
publications include Music Composition for Dummies, Guitar-All-in-One
for Dummies, Notenlesen für Dummies Das Pocketbuch, and Music
Theory for Dummies, which has recently been translated into French,
Dutch, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, and German. Her novel, The
Trouble With Clare, is due out from Hydra Publications in 2013.