Thursday, June 17, 2010
I hate the effects of this gusher on the marinelife, but even more so, I'm so sorry that folks like Blair and Dawn, whose life purpose is to preserve and protect these critters and educate others about them, are being subjected to these horrors. This is a nature lover's war, and the scars will linger a long time. But Dawn shared her perspective thusly. She says there is a term for not being able to help - "compassion fatigue." She said that she was depressed before they went out there, and that while the whole thing was disturbing, being able to save turtles helped her mood a lot.
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
NASA is encouraging people to send electronic images of their faces to fly into orbit aboard one of the two final remaining space shuttle missions.
To put your face in space, follow these directions:
1. Go to http://faceinspace.nasa.gov/
2. Upload your image or type in your name to be flown aboard a space shuttle.
3. Print and save the confirmation page.
4. After the mission, return to the website and print your "flight certificate."
You can read the whole story as it appeared in our local Florida Today newspaper here.
Sunday, June 6, 2010
My Eco blog has "field trip reports" on some of the locations Wayne has identified in his posts, but not all - he really gets around! At some point, we plan to collaborate on a four-fold reference brochure.
Wayne's contact information is on his site - if you have questions, corrections, or comments, he'll be pleased to hear from you.
On a separate note, today is the 66th anniversary of D-Day and the invasion that turned the tide of World War II. When I bought my Buddy Poppy for Memorial Day and thanked the elderly Veteran for his service, he said "Oh, that was a long time ago." I suspect he was a Korean War Vet. It's hard to believe the WW II vets are in their late 80s and 90s now. The Orlando Sentinel carried this story about the invasion and its terrible toll on the troops. As always, our thanks for Warfighters past and present.
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Mom - is that my brother in there?
Whoa - it's a big world out there!
Oh boy - what did I do wrong this time?
I don't think I like this bath stuff!
Now this is what I call a really nice featherbed!
Good night, Mom