I grew up with National Geographic Magazine. It was an escape, from the mundane reality of my childhood, a monthly trip to a world of the fantastic adventures and exotic locales.
I was browsing the itunes music store today when I stumbled across the fact that The National Geographic Society now offers podcasts. I have listened to a few and found that they meet the National Geographic Society’s very high standards.
These short audio and video programs are educational and very entertaining , for young and old. They expose you to the various cultures from around the world. The best part is, all of them are available, free of charge! «Read the rest of this article»
The Crocodile Hunter star of the show of the same name, Steve Irwin has died today. He leaves behind his wife Terri, and their two children. He was an educator and helped to instill a love of animals and nature in millions of people, young and old. He was named the “2004 Queensland Australian of the Year”, in part for the large number of tourists who visited Australia as a result of seeing his programs.
Steve Irwin died doing what he loved, filming a documentary about Stingrays with the intent of “Demystifying them”. «Read the rest of this article»
Our country was founded by people looking for freedom, the freedom to worship their God in their way. It’s one of the things which makes our nation great. Some Evangelical and Charismatic Christians aided by politicians both Republican and Democrat, want to deprive us of that. We can not, no must not, stand by and allow that to happen. Some of these politicians are true believers, while others simply want to use Christians as a source of easy votes. «Read the rest of this article»
Ever wonder what happens inside your cells, the building blogs of your body? The Inner Life of a Cell, an eight-minute animation created in NewTek LightWave 3D and Adobe After Effects by XVIVO and Harvard University, tries to answer that question in a way we can visualize. Below is a 3 minute version of it which was presented at Siggraph in August.
I don’t know about you, but I think it’s really cool! «Read the rest of this article»
This is in response to a Same-sex marriages open Pandora’s Box in the opinion section of The Leaf Chronicle which appearing on Saturday 8/26/06 on the subject of Amendment 1 by Beth Sabel. Here is my response to her letter.
“I was truly saddened to hear of your post on how you feel that this will “open Pandora’s Box.”
To amend the wording to state “one person and one person” would not change any stipulations on how many persons, which family members, or which species could marry. It would simply change the gender of the two persons marrying. «Read the rest of this article»
Christine Piesyk says there isn’t a minute of the day that she doesn’t think on the dog that saved her life. She says that without a doubt, she would have died from smoke inhalation on August 30th if not for her hero.
Here is Keykey, the dog who kept jumping and yipping (something he usually does not do) on Christine while she was sleeping, alerting her to the fact that her house was on fire.
Donations are coming in, we thank you with all our hearts. A bed has been donated, thanks so much! Money is coming in; any amount helps! Please see the previous article for more information on how to donate to help this family get back on their feet.
I’m sure that you’ll be hearing from Christine as soon as she can get on a computer.
The Pour House Café is your typical small town café you find in most every little town in the U.S. The once white frame building sits on the corner of highway 41A and Slipknot Road. It is the place where problems are solved, gossip is started and grease is consumed.
Square foot for square foot more characters eat here than most any place south of Mayberry.
Things were busy at the Cafe Sunday. «Read the rest of this article»
Mayoral Candidate Charles W. Smith will host a “Patriot-Day Rally” on Monday, Sept. 11, from 5 – 6 p.m. in front of the Veteran’s Service Office at Veteran’s Plaza on Pageant St.
This is an opportunity for Charles to thank members of our Armed Forces, while specifically addressing issues of interest to veterans, active-duty military, and military family-members throughout the Clarksville-Fort Campbell area.
Challenger says ‘It’s Time for Change.’
(ASHLAND CITY) – Bruce Gibbs, democratic candidate for State Representative in District 78, today challenged State Representative Phillip Johnson to seven debates.“Every voter in Cheatham, Montgomery and Williamson Counties deserves to know where Phillip and I stand on the issues that are important to our communities,” Gibbs said. “I look forward to debating and discussing the issues in an open and objective forum, and I trust that Philip is willing to give the voters this opportunity.” «Read the rest of this article»
There’s a man living across from Christine Piesyk who, every morning, sits outside on his porch taking in the new day. This morning Wednesday August 30th 2006, he heard frantic screaming from Christine’s house at a little before 7 a.m.. Then Christine’s front window exploded and smoke started pouring out of the house. He jumped up and ran for the phone.
When I got to Christine’s house at around 1 pm., the front two windows were black gaping holes. A heap of melted and blackened furniture and other debris was stacked up in the front yard. «Read the rest of this article»
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