Interim Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk urges Putin to pull back his troops as the new government in Kiev announces it is calling up military reservists and putting national police units on “high alert.”
Misao Okawa pictured with her older sister, circa 1900
HH: Too cute, we end up with the same haircut that we had as a child.
World’s oldest person celebrates her 116th birthday: ‘Eat and sleep and you will live a long time’
- Misao Okawa, a Japanese woman born in 1898, has told The Telegraph her recipe for longevity: eating lots of sushi and sleeping eight hours a night.
- In the year in which Misao Okawa was born in Osaka, Queen Victoria was still on the British throne, the Spanish American War was raging and Horatio Kitchener triumphed in the Battle of Omdurman.
HH: Who knew — sushi and sleep — I can do this.
“Because religious belief, or non-belief, is such an important part of every person’s life, freedom of religion affects every individual. Religious institutions that use government power in support of themselves and force their views on persons of other faiths, or of no faith, undermine all our civil rights. Moreover, state support of an established religion tends to make the clergy unresponsive to their own people, and leads to corruption within religion itself. Erecting the “wall of separation between church and state,” therefore, is absolutely essential in a free society.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
Puppy Yawn Contagion
Cucamelons can be grown in pretty much the exact same way as regular cucumbers, only they are far easier. They don’t need the cover of a greenhouse, fancy pruning or training techniques and suffer from very few pests. Sow the seed from April to May indoors and plant out when all risk of frost is over. Give them a support the scramble over, keep well watered and that’s pretty much all you will need to do!
from James Wong’s Homegrown Revolution
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Passionate Hobbyist - Italian architect Luigi Prina
Italian architect Luigi Prina has been interested in aircraft modelling since a very young age. However, it was only after he met Venetian painter and boat builder Eugenio Tomiolo that he started to create flying ship models from ultra-thin paper and balsa wood inspired after Roman, Greek and Viking designs. His collection (or fleet) of enchanting flying contraptions now numbers over 200.
Turquoise Teepee, In Williams, AZ on Route 66. An hour outside Grand Canyon National Park.
Desert Dreams - Celebrating Five Seasons in the Sonoran Desert
Without narration or people, DESERT DREAMS lets viewers experience the Sonoran Desert from the inside out. This immersive 52-minute production focuses on beauty and biodiversity followed through a cycle of five seasons: Dry Summer, Wet Summer, Autumn, Winter, and Spring. Long-time resident of Tucson, Arizona, Producer-Director-Cinematographer Thomas Wiewandt blends HD video and time-lapse imagery captured over the past 4 years with stills compiled over 3 decades. And the supporting sound track combines natural sounds with a kaleidoscope of flute and percussion vignettes by Gary Stroutsos. After a full year of editing, DESERT DREAMS has brought 182 species of plants and animals to life. For a downloadable list of all 182 species (with their names in English, Spanish, and Latin) and a list of the 29 musical instruments heard in this film, visit DesertDreams.ORG.