Bridges

Bridges

The longest bridge in the world is 102.4 miles long. It took 10,000 workers and just 4 years to build. It’s in China,  a railroad bridge called the Danyang–Kunshan Grand Bridge. The world’s longest highway bridge, a six-lane elevated expressway, is 34-miles, the Bang Na in Thailand. It contains more than 9 billion 500 million […]

Not Easy Being Green

Not Easy Being Green

“It’s not easy bein’ green; Having to spend each day the color of the leaves… …But green’s the color of Spring And green can be cool and friendly-like And green can be big like the ocean, or important like a mountain, or tall like a tree.” (“Bein’ Green. Lyrics and music: Joe Raposo, Sesame Street. […]

Tourists

Tourists

What most people don’t understand is that UFOs are on a cosmic tourist route. That’s why they’re always seen in Arizona, Scotland, and New Mexico. Another thing to consider is that all three of those destinations are good places to play golf. So there’s possibly some connection between aliens and golf, according to Alice Cooper. […]

Don’t eat that!

Don’t eat that!

Pica: (noun) “An abnormal desire to eat substances not normally eaten.” Pica was the Miriam-Webster Dictionary’s Word of the Day on 08/28/2014. The word pica derives from the Latin word picave, meaning magpie, a bird that will eat anything. Pica is a common cause of illness, injury and parental panic with toddlers who seem so […]

Actors to Movies to Talkies

Actors to Movies to Talkies

It all started a long time ago… and we’re not sure how. Historians say that acting was invented about 2,600 years ago by a Greek tragic actor named Thespis… hence all such people since that day are called “Thespians.” Personally, I doubt it. The very first actor was probably the first kid whose mother yelled, […]

Potted

Potted

Spring arrives this week. Pretty soon the flowers will begin to come up, the trees will begin to bud, and the grass will begin to green up lawns all across the town. But are you tired of same plain old posies and crabgrass and dandelions? Some of the alternatives are not for the faint of […]

Memories…

“Forgiving does not erase the bitter past. A healed memory is not a deleted memory. Instead, forgiving what we cannot forget creates a new way to remember. We change the memory of our past into a hope for our future.” Those are the words of the late Lewis Smedes, a renowned Christian author, ethicist, and theologian, one […]

Whose history is it, anyway?

Whose history is it, anyway?

No history book ever written recorded everything that ever happened. No history book could be that big. Historians only record two things: what we want to remember and what we can’t ignore. The problem with what we want to remember is that it is based on what we think is important today. Sometimes it is […]

First, Do No Harm

First, Do No Harm

My Boy Scout merit badge book said “citizen” was another word for “member,” and membership came with both benefits and duties. I soon noticed that among some “grownups” citizenship usually only meant “I have a right to do that!” or simply, “I have my rights!” Communities and democracies can only thrive in the hands of […]

How did another one slip past us?

How did another one slip past us?

Since the Sandy Hook school shooting on Friday, December 14, 2012, there have been nearly 240 school shootings in the United States. In those events, 138 students, teachers and staff were killed among the 438 people who were shot. In the first 6 weeks of 2018, 17 school shootings put this year on target for […]

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