Random Knowledge


Click the image above to read about why libraries are still one of the most important places we have in out communities!  I love libraries… always will, I think.  Funny enough, on our honeymoon to Hawaii my wife and I were strolling around and I noticed the public library.  We ventured inside and it was very comforting to see the place bustling.

 

Today, Friday, June 6th is national doughnut day - and Dunkin’ Donuts is giving away a free one when you buy a beverage!  Come doughnut lovers - UNITE!  Let’s all have some delicious sweet dough together.  What’s your favorite doughnut?  Say so on my FB page here! Like the page while you’re there!

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I know I rarely drop knowledge on this site for the masses to consume - but every once in a while I come across something so vital for every man, woman, and child to know I feel like I must share!

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Click on the pic above to see how amazing the Octopus really is!

I am a fan of top ten lists - especially when they give great advice - like keeping the kids off soda… not to mention adults.  Click on the can for the link!

I might be a little late with all of this info - but it’s always good to know!  Below are the medal winners from 2012:

Newbery: Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos

See other winners here

Caldecott: A Ball for Daisy by Chris Rashka

See other winners here

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When I decided to build the bird sanctuary on the side of my house, I had high hopes, but real guarantees that I would see any different kinds of birds that I don’t normally see on a regular basis flying around the neighborhood.  Well, to my delight, I have seen quite a few - about 2 dozen - kinds of birds, including one of my favorites: the Baltimore Orioles.

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But the other morning I awoke to a very different feathered friend outside - a wild turkey.  Wasn’t it Benjamin Franklin who thought the Turkey should be our national bird?  I know he wasn’t happy with the choice of the bald eagle.  Either way - here are a few shots of the Turkey who visited my house this week.  He (or she) poked around the bird sanctuary for a few minutes before taking off into the woods.

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One can only wish to write stories that will be remembered for all time and touch so many the way that he did. He will be missed.

 

I like to inform people of things I have discovered on my travels.  I enjoy finding out new things.  Urban Myths are such an anomaly about our society - pieces of information that is passed person to person that is completely false.  Like my Random Knowledge #1 - that Pit bulls have a locking jaw.  Yeah, can you believe it - it’s not true!  These puppies aren’t as dangerous as people make them out to be!  I actually owned a Pit bull when I was younger, the sweetest, most docile puppy you’d ever meet.  But even after owning ”Daisy” (yes, I know, a Pit bull named Daisy?  It’s almost a shame - but I didn’t name her) I still didn’t know that the whole “locking jaw” thing was just a myth!  Well, that’s the great thing about a website - I can help my small community of friends who visit by dropping a little knowledge on them!  So here you are folks!  And, yes, I adopted my puppy from the animal shelter in Carver, MA - and while Pit bulls are beautiful dogs - let’s face it - Boxers are better!