Saturday, May 16, 2009
Tell Yoyij where you want to leave from and give it a rough time frame to work with. You can also search destinations and departure dates in a truly wide-open style if you're adventurous, or narrow it with parameters like 'next weekend' or 'June'. Once Voyij has the basics, it searches for the best prices for airfare, hotel accommodations, and vacation package deals and brings them back. From there, you can refine the deal search and your whimsical mini-vacation with various filters, as seen in the screenshot above."
Friday, May 15, 2009
One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people.
He said, ' My son, the battle is between two ' wolves ' inside us all.
One is Evil. - It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.
The other is Good. - It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith. '
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: ' Which wolf wins? '
The old Cherokee simply replied, ' The one you feed. '
Mid-Valley man's 100 years of memories include looting Hitler's house | StatesmanJournal.com | Statesman Journal
'I didn't think I'd ever get half that old, but I did.'
Beitel was born May 9, 1909, on the family farm in South Salem. He pinpoints the location by referencing a story we published the day I visited — the newspaper is on his couch — about the red dirt from Jory Hill that is being considered as Oregon's official state soil. The Beitels and the Jorys were neighbors.
Tony Beitel was the third of seven children. A brother and a sister, both in their 90s, are still living.
He became a farmer, like his father, and then a skilled sheep shearer.
'I used to sheer about 7,000 a year, so I know how to shear sheep,' he says. 'I did it all over the country.'"
The identity of those buried in the graves is not known, as the metal markers were actually made to host paper placards with the names of the deceased. Those had decayed long ago, said Loretta Harrison, executive director of the Lincoln County Historical Society."
Thursday, May 14, 2009
BBC NEWS | Technology | Underwater 'flying machine' launched: "The oceans of the world remain one of the great mysteries but one man believes his latest invention will change all that.
Graham Hawkes has built a state of the art submersible that offers 'exotic new capabilities to explore one of the least understood parts of the planet'."
The outbreak of swine flu has been mostly mild in the United States, with only three deaths, the CDC said in a statement."
For the unfamiliar, it’s a four-story, nearly century-old hotel on a bluff at Nye Beach. And is distinguished by its 22 rooms decorated in the spirit of 22 authors.
Feeling adventurous, I chose the room of Edgar Allan Poe, he of the neurotic obsession with mystery, death and ravens.
I confess, the pendulum above the bed with the blood-red covers was a tad unsettling, as was the stuffed raven. A storm tattered the window with rain. Just before retiring, I opened the guest book."
After two years of 'rehab' at the Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport to restore his health, Keiko spent four years living in net pens and venturing into the open ocean off the coast of Iceland. He then swam on his own to Norway, where he lived another year, free to come and go.
When he died of an apparent lung infection in December 2003, Keiko was estimated to be 27 years old — a longer life span than any other captive male orca, said Dave Phillips, director of the Free Willy-Keiko Foundation."
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
So, I've been mulling over whether it's time to hang it up? I have more projects waiting on the sideline that I can put my attention to.
I wouldn't shut it down entirely... It has some really good links that people may still find helpful and a couple of residents like to put up articles and pictures once in awhile. I just wouldn't post news or videos anymore. If someone wants to take it over and head off in a new direction that would be fine to0. I would be glad to share what I have learned with anyone wanting to dabble in it.
As I looked out at the sunny vista in my living room this morning I could hear rain hitting the skylight in the kitchen. Every day is an environmental adventure here, isn't it?