I would also suggest getting in touch with local Boy Scout troops. Fundraising and construction for a dog park would make for a good Eagle Scout service project.
"Oh, that is all well and good, but, voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country."
- Herman Göring at the Nuremburg trials (thoughts on democracy)
Did you see this book?
It's been so warm lately that the bees are already back, and we don't normally see them until April!
Every spring afternoon, I encounter "Driveway Sentinel Bee" when I head to the mailbox. He either hovers over the exact same spot in the middle of the driveway, or zips from the adjacent conservation area when he senses someone coming. Then he dive bombs me. When I remember, I detour across the grass to the sidewalk. He was out there today for the first time this year.
Unseasonably warm here, too. They say we are a full 20 degrees above average. Yesterday, I saw the tops of daffodil leaves poking up in my yard. I plan to bury them with a little mulch in the hopes they don't get decimated by the cold snap that is sure to hit SOMETIME this winter. Surely...
I've been getting out biking a lot in this weather, but its just a little too freaky for me to be comfortable with it. It ain't sposed to be like this.
The purpose of life is a life of purpose
“Death comes when memories of the past exceed the vision for the future.”
Happy Australia Day to everyone
I celebrated by working this morning- well doing a photoshoot- so not really like work.
Its so rainy here, which has ruined any other plans. Its also cold. Its the middle of summer and i am wearing long sleeves and tights. Something is not right with this picture!
"Have you ever wondered if there was more to life, other than being really, really, ridiculously good looking?" Zoolander
Also, this is cool...
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A common mistake people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools. -Douglas Adams
People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor
Happy 175th birthday to Michigan!
"Where free unions and collective bargaining are forbidden, freedom is lost." - 1980 Republican presidential candidate Ronald Reagan
I just set this to public. A vast collection of misguided mittens-only images, and some that do include the Upper Peninsula.
I'm not permitted to talk about personnel matters, but I can assure you we will take all appropriate actions.
You lying a$$hole.
Mmm... hot cocoa.
I use a 1/2 package of hot cocoa mix, plus a couple spoonfuls of unsweetened cocoa - much better, not too sweet.
I've been drinking a lot of tea lately. Trying to counter the damage the other vices I have may wrath upon me.
A guy once told me, "Do not have any attachments, do not have anything in your life you are not willing to walk out on in 30 seconds flat if you spot the heat around the corner."
Neil McCauley (Robert DeNiro): Heat 1995
C'mon and get me you twist of fate
I'm standing right here Mr. Destiny
If you want to talk well then I'll relate
If you don't so what cause you don't scare me
I just ate my last Reese's Peanut Butter Tree from Christmas. Just in time, They now have the Reese's Peanut Butter Hearts on the selves for Valentine's.
"Whatever beer I'm drinking, is better than the one I'm not." DMLW
"Budweiser sells a product they reflectively insist on calling beer." John Oliver
"We do not need any other Tutankhamun's tomb with all its treasures. We need context. We need understanding. We need knowledge of historical events to tie them together. We don't know much. Of course we know a lot, but it is context that's missing, not treasures." - Werner Herzog, in Archaeology, March/April 2011
From Time Magazine's Lightbox shows that The Great Leader's nation likes to alter photos. BE SURE to especially look at the photo on page 5. did you see it? Be HONEST.
On pitching to Stan Musial:
"Once he timed your fastball, your infielders were in jeopardy."
My Explorer is trying to kill me. First it was nearly losing a wheel bearing on the highway, now it's the tie rods that are shot. I think it's time to get rid of the damn thing