Monthly Archives: May 2014

Salute The Troops Memorial Day

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Lt Col. Marvin C. Skaar I didn’t know you, but thank you for your service to our country. We know you suffered the pain for us in the 3 wars you fought. WWII, Korea and Vietnam. Without you and your brothers at arms we would not be free.



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North Shore Camping in the Minnesota Springtime



It takes a hardy soul to do this kind of camping in the Minnesota spring. Even in May it gets more than a mite chilly at night along the shore of Lake Superior.

I raised my children camping along this beautiful lake that is more an ocean than lake. It’s huge, beautiful and crisp! Much too cold to swim, but utterly irresistible to experience walking along the shore. Once you pitch a tent and build a campfire your hooked! It’s serenity draws you into nature.

The smell of woodsmoke, the sounds of waves lapping along the shoreline takes you to another world away from the hustle and bustle of city living.

I’m happy to have been part of passing this along to my children and them to theirs. I was here only in spirit for the scenes shown, but was still part of it for I know I helped them fall in love with the experience!

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May 20, 2014 · 1:12 am
WE can all dream.............

Biking in Morocco courtesy of NatGeo

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Bird Picture — India Photo — National Geographic Photo of the Day


Bird Picture — India Photo — National Geographic Photo of the Day.

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Unfit for Human Consumption: How nearly 9 million pounds of bad meat escaped into the food supply


CNN Exclusive by CNN Investigative Correspondent Chris Frates and CNN National Reporter Shannon Travis. 

PETALUMA, CALIFORNIA — Earlier this year, a dusty little slaughterhouse in Northern California was ground zero for one of the biggest meat recalls in years. Rancho Feeding Corp. had called back nearly 9 million pounds of bad meat from thousands of unsuspecting stores across the country.

The story of how millions of pounds of bad meat – products the U.S. Department of Agriculture called “unfit for human food” — made it out into the world and triggered a criminal investigation is one of staggering deception and cancerous cows, federal officials familiar with the investigation tell CNN. And the plant where it all went down was also the setting for an illicit romance, according to documents obtained by CNN.

Federal investigators started surveillance on the California facility after getting a tip from a former Rancho employee. In…

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Petrified Forest of Arizona


I have always been enchanted by the ancient forest of the Arizona desert. To think this arid land was once home to such magnificent trees is difficult to imagine. How lucky we are for nature to have preserved them for us.


Laying about the sand like giant toppled Totems. A memorial to what must have been a lush and verdant landscape.


Now filled with all the natural colors of our earth. I would not be able to resist filling my pockets with bits and pieces, weighed down so heavily that I could only drag myself away.




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