Slippery Slope

“Dwindling Activist Urges” I dreamed that I was Al Capone, wading through a mess of ankle-deep crawfish shells. In pursuit of my back-taxes at the Tri-County Fair, I trailed a quick red tiger. She was jumping over lazy brown suburbanites, queuing in endless rows for Funnel Cakes, and bubble-gum flavored…

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Tailing Whales at Ningaloo Reef

For a few special nights in March or April, not long after the full moon, something truly amazing happens in the warm sea waters blanketing Ningaloo Reef, just off the north-west coast of Western Australia, 1,270km north of Perth. It is something which has been happening for millions of years…

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Prairie Girls

According to Wanda Lambeth, for girls from the Prairies, food and friendship rank high on the list of what’s most important in life. Just what is that special thing about farm girls who are born and raised on the prairies? It’s as if we were programmed at conception for the…

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Parenting and the Psychology of Consequences

Teaching consequences, says Mary Rose, is not only one of the prime lessons of good parenting, it’s important for the development of the human species. A consequence is a conclusion derived through logic; something that logically or naturally follows from an action or condition. The concept of consequences, from a…

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