Mr. Red, Ed Smith Stadium, Sarasota, Florida
After many years , the Cincinnati Reds are leaving their roots behind and moving to Arizona for spring training.
Having grown up in southeastern Indiana, I remember listening to the "Reds on Radio" with Joe Nuxhol, from the time I was knee high to a grasshopper.
It was always nice to hear how warm it was in Florida while we were enjoying our last blizzards of the season in the mid west. It gave us hope that spring would be coming soon.
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Located on the Rappahannock River near the head of navigation at the fall line, Fredericksburg developed as the frontier of colonial Virginia shifted west out of the coastal plain. The Virginia General Assembly established a fort on the Rappahannock in 1676, just below the present-day city.
George Washington spent much of his early life here, his family moved to Ferry Farm in Stafford County just off the Rappahannock opposite Fredericksburg in 1738. George Washington was made a mason in Fredricksburg Lodge.
Washington's mother Mary later moved to the city, and his sister Betty lived at ...<< MORE >>
Today Poker is enjoying a tremendous rebirth in not only the United States, but the world as well! With high stakes games on television and tournaments on line.
If we had been alive during the early days of our country it would have been hard to imagine how the game would evolve in 200 years!
Poker has been in America as long as there has been an America. Believed to be a very old card game, with roots stemming from the 16th century, it made it's way in to the United States and became very popular, especially in the "Wild ...<< MORE >>
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While visiting Belize several years ago, I stayed at the Cockscomb Jaguar Preserve located in southern Belize.
The manager was very knowledgeable of the strides that Belize was making to modernize.
They want the technical knowledge from countries like the U.S., but they want to do it on their own and not have us interfering with the way they do things.
It was very primitive, with no running water or electricity. One evening we were going out in the jungle to look for Jaguars and Fer-De -Lance ,a highly poisonous viper snake that can grow up to 8 ...<< MORE >>
La Santa Sport is like an Oasis in the middle of the desert. It could also be some Atlantian resort misplaced in time, with all of it's health facilities designed to maintain a body in proper physical condition, so that it might contain a properly conditioned mind. The two go hand in hand. The soul or mind is perfect, if we can but understand that and project it to the body. We would have a perfect body.
At La Santa it is like ...<< MORE >>
The Australian government is trying to correct some of the mistakes that we Americans created in dealing with our American Indians, having ruled that when any minerals are found on Aboriginal Land, the wealth is shared with the native peoples. The city of Jabiru, in the Northern Territory, is one such instance of this policy being put into effect. It is a very modern city with beautiful parks and lakes. It was created using funds from the mining of the natural resources in the area.
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The Dreamtime is the period of creation in Aboriginal culture. It is the beginning of knowledge and it is when the laws which guide Aboriginal life today were created. The natural elements, the landscape, the plants, and the animals were also created by the first ancestors. It is the basis of Aboriginal religion and culture.
Dreaming is the term used for an Aboriginal group's beliefs. Different groups have different animals that figure prominently in the stories and serve to explain their beliefs. One area of land might have "Long Necked Turtle ...<< MORE >>