Kodachrome by David S. Boyer.
From “Westminster, World Series of Dogdom,” National Geographical, January, 1954.
Pequa Don Eats His Winner’s Reward
Donnie, an English Springer Spaniel, watches over children at home and serves his master as a gun dog. To Patty Matson, a member of his family, he is a hero for having saved her brother from drowning.
Finished Johnny Cash - The Life over the weekend.
He was a complicated dude. If there ever was a human with an angel on one shoulder and a devil on the other it was Johnny Cash. Devoted on one side, banging his wife’s sister on the other side. At the Billy Graham crusade high on pills.
I will admit to getting a little wet-eyed while reading the last couple of chapters.
I have to read this!
The blue blood of the horseshoe crab contains “LAL”, a compound that creates clots around dangerous bacteria. Allegedly, there is a 3% mortality rate among the 250,000 crabs who give their blood for the $50 million cause yearly.
In case you didn’t know, it’s cold outside … really cold. So cold in fact that according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 88.4% of the Great Lakes’ total surface area was covered with ice as of Thursday. According to USA Today, that’s approaching the all-time high of 95% ice coverage set in February 1979.
Of course, that 88.4% is for all five lakes, but they each have their own numbers:
— Lake Erie: 95.8%
— Lake Huron: 95.5%
— Lake Superior: 94.6%
— Lake Michigan: 82.3%
— Lake Ontario: 43.4%
On a frigid January morning, Khmer-American artist Kat Eng sat in the shadow of H&M’s 42,000-square-foot flagship at 4 Times Square, where she toiled over a hand-operated sewing machine as commuters and tourists passed her by. For eight hours, Eng ran green and black thread over two and two-thirds dollar bills, affixed with an H&M clothing tag, in an act of solidarity with the 500,000 Cambodian garment workers who are calling for a living wage. At least four people were killed and 20 others injured in the capital of Phnom Pen earlier this month after police fired on striking workers who demanded a doubling of the $80 minimum wage. Local human-rights group LICADHO described the affair as “the worst state violence against civilians to hit Cambodia in 15 years.”