Friday, January 21, 2011


Back On The Farm

Being a farmer is an advantage in situations where no food or the preferred food is not available, said Debbie Brock, an evolutionary biologist at Rice and the study’s lead author.
“In a situation where they find a food source they don’t like and they’re carrying the bacteria they’d like to eat, the farmers can grow it for themselves,” Ms. Brock said. “And they harvest; they don’t eat all of it, but they save some.”

Nice Day At Lake Shasta
It was an ideal day for a drive up to Lake Shasta. 1/20/11

The weather conditions here in Redding have been ideal for those of us with cameras these days. The 5 days of colorful sunsets, the Hungry Wolf Moon, and now, the clear blue sky that allows us to photograph the not so distant mountains and volcanoes.

UPDATE (1/21/11);
I hope you enjoy these pictures from yesterday as much as I enjoyed taking them. I am up and ready to go forth and bring back more eye candy, and it’s not even noon! I love this place.

Mount Shasta

Treehouse Driveway Rosebud
The rugged beauty of the surviving roses is fascinating.


A survey by the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine found that guns did not protect those who had them from being shot in an assault — just the opposite.

Epidemiologists at Penn looked at hundreds of muggings and assaults. What they found was that those with guns were four times more likely to be shot when confronted by an armed assailant than those without guns. The unarmed person, in other words, is safer.

Other studies have found that states with the highest rates of gun ownership have much greater gun death rates than those where only a small percentage of the population is armed. So, Hawaii, where only 9.7 percent of residents own guns, has the lowest gun death rate in the country, while Louisiana, where 45 percent of the public is armed, has the highest. Load up on the whole story.

Today’s Relatively Appropriate Song;

Smile When You Say That

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