Great time at the Palace last night when Trevor Noah performed. So nice of him to come to town for my birthday!
A couple of weeks ago we looked at the Bald Eagle which is the National Symbol of the United States of America. Today we explore other Birds of Prey, various types of Owls. Did You Know? Of all the types of owls the Northern Barred Owl has to be everyone’s favorite, because it is the “Hoot […]
I Will Remember Sometimes life seems too hard And sadness lingers too long. Often even memories are charred And everything is going wrong. When problems tower And solutions evade, When prayer has lost its power And I’m ashamed of the mess I’ve made I will try to remember this little flower.
I would like you to meet Patrick Litanga who in the video below explains what it is like to arrive in this country as a refugee. Patrick knows because he came here years ago as a young refugee from the Congo. Since then he has completed a Masters Degree and is currently working on his […]
Today is World Refugee Day, a day designated to consider the plight of refugees, the contributions of refugees and how we might make their transition to our own countries easier. For the past few years, I have volunteered in various capacities with the Kentucky Refugee Ministry (KRM). My jobs have been very insignificant, serving food, […]
Today is Juneteenth, a day that recognizes the Emancipation of enslaved Americans. While President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation was official on Jan. 1, 1863 it was not until June 19, 1865, that all slaves were freed. The celebrated date of June 19 began when General Grover Granger rode into Galveston, TX with news of the end […]
This letter was published today in the Courier-Journal and I thought it was worth sharing. I found a wildlife baby – now what? Our native wildlife are having their babies. If you find a wildlife baby that might need help, what do you do? The best thing to do is NOT care for them yourself, […]
Who would believe that this young couple has rats in their home? https://crookedcreek.live/2019/06/13/rats-on-the-other-hand/
“Rocketman” If you are an Elton John fan, and I am, you have to like this movie. How much fans like it may vary. It had plenty of John’s music and more than enough of his outrageous costumes, however, I left the two-hour movie feeling a bit unfulfilled. Part of my disappointment was in the […]
The last post was about the menace of rats. https://crookedcreek.live/2019/06/12/rats/ Rats in the city, rats in the house or on the farm can be real pests, but as with most things in life, there is a flip side. Rats Make Affectionate Pets! My granddaughter, Kate, and her husband, Tom, live in a flat […]
I love all animals and, with the exception of spiders, all living creatures. They all have their places on this planet we share. I realize that some readers feel differently and I do understand, especially when it comes to destructive rodents. My birdfeeders are used by squirrels and chipmunks and I love sharing with them, but […]
Years ago I was invited to my Aunt Jane’s ninetieth birthday. The celebration was taking place in her hometown which I had not visited in many years. When I asked a relative for directions to the venue I received something like this: “Before you get to Lawrenceburg turn left. There used to be a REA […]
The Bald Eagle Did you know these facts about the national symbol of the United States. It is against the law to possess even one feather of a Bald Eagle. Bald Eagles build the biggest nests of any bird in the world. One nest in the state of Florida was documented as weighing over two […]
Eid al-Fitr blessings to all who are celebrating!
“The Sunflower – On the Possibilities and Limits of Forgiveness” by Simon Wiesenthal Mr. Wiesenthal, a Jew, was a prisoner in concentration camps during WWII. He was treated inhumanely and saw this family killed or starved to death. One day a dying SS soldier who had murdered Jewish families asked him for forgiveness. It seems […]