Straight Up

Walk around the downtown area of a really large city and you quickly realize how small we really are. Sure, mountains are bigger, but stand next to a large skyscraper, look straight up and it quickly puts you in your place. When you study the size of these structures, you can appreciate all the teamwork and manpower […]

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Faster in Red

Real sports cars come in red. Sometimes they come in blue, but always in red. There is something about red that makes the car go faster. It’s a scientific fact, but no one is really sure why. It has something to possibly do with quantum physics or creating a miniature rift in the time-space continuem. Don’t try […]

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Ring-Tailed Lemur

Like all lemurs, the ring-tailed lemur is found on the island of Madagascar, just off the southeast coast of Africa. These lemurs are one of the more popular primates and their long ringed tail makes them easy to identify. You will see them sitting up frequently, as they like to sunbathe to warm their underside. […]

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Arlington National Cemetery

Observed annually on the last Monday of May, Memorial Day is a day to remember the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it started after the Civil War to commemorate the fallen Union soldiers of the Civil War. It now extends to honor all Americans who have died in […]

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Monkey Business

Carnivals are a great place to play games. In many ways it’s like Las Vegas. You know the house is stacked to win, but you play anyway. Vegas has the new car in the middle of the casino, while the carnival has the large stuffed animals to entice you.  One has flashing lights and liquor, while the […]

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Mud Cat

Like many people, I like aquariums.  Watching the fish swim with the subdued lighting, reflections and slow pace of most of the inhabitants make for a relaxing time for those peeking into their underwater world. Make it a really large tank with really large fish and enjoyment factor goes up exponentially. I used to have […]

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The Track Less Traveled

They say the only thing constant is change. While some things change quickly, others can be a bit slower. The life of a town or city has a cycle. They start small, grow, then people start to leave downtown and spread to the suburbs. The suburbs get crowded, then folks move back downtown after a […]

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