Daily Archives: April 25, 2013

Apr
25
  • World Penguin Day, posted 2013-04-25

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    I just found out that today is World Penguin Day.  While I would love to take a trip to Antarctica to take photos of the penguins in their native environment for now I have to enjoy the penguins at the St. Louis Zoo.  All of these photos, except one that will be immediately obvious, are of the Humboldt Penguins.  Humboldts are considered warm weather penguins and are native to the Pacific coast of Chile where the summer temperatures can sometimes […]

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Apr
25
  • No Kentucky Derby For Me, posted 2013-04-25

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    I’m not usually one to protest publicly or share thoughts on policies I disagree with.  Instead, I more often shake my head in amazement or internalize any strong feelings that I have.  Today, though, I decided to diverge slightly from this to explain why I will neither attend the Kentucky Derby nor watch it on TV.  A personal protest that I’m sure will have no impact on the Derby nor the network airing it. Yesterday morning I read an article […]

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Apr
25
  • General Store, posted 2013-04-25

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    In rural areas the General Store was often the source for everything the local community might need – groceries, clothes, furniture, hardware, and more.  As travel by automobile became easier and more convenient, many of these general stores fell by the wayside.  Another blow to the rural general store was the extension of the Internet and online shopping to rural areas.  Still a few hold on.  This store was a holdout but during a recent trip it had been emptied […]

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