News Flash
Fri, 05/17/2024

Dad’s on Duty

A Louisiana high school was in trouble. Fights were breaking out regularly. One fight was so out of control that local police had to respond. …

Do you believe in miracles?Do you believe in miracles?
Mon, 05/06/2024

Do you believe in miracles?

Just a few days before Christmas of 2000, a baby was bundled in a blanket and flannel shirt, put in a cardboard box, and left in the hallway of an…

Friday on the FarmFriday on the Farm
Fri, 05/03/2024

Friday on the Farm

This young farmer loves his animals and his animals love him. He's the pied piper on the farm. It brought me smiles and a happy heart as I read…

Step into the wildStep into the wild
Sun, 04/21/2024

Step into the wild

These beautiful images by the talented Finnish photographer Joachim Munter make you feel you're right there in the forest with these beautiful…

Smile, You're on Candid CameraSmile, You're on Candid Camera
Sat, 02/24/2024

Smile, You're on Candid Camera

When I saw these photos from a Michigan woman’s candid camera, I was amazed. She set up a photo booth that captured dozens of beautiful birds…

Montana Supreme Court backs teens, foils governorMontana Supreme Court backs teens, foils governor
Tue, 02/20/2024

Montana Supreme Court backs teens, foils governor

In August 2023, sixteen young Montanans sued their state over climate change and emerged victorious as a judge ruled in a first-of-its-kind…

Full moon on the wayFull moon on the way
Mon, 02/05/2024

Full moon on the way

Many Native American cultures call February’s full moon Snow Moon. The Cherokee called it Bone Moon due to the winter’s dwindling food supplies so…

Beauty and the birdsBeauty and the birds
Fri, 02/02/2024

Beauty and the birds

Beautiful examples of award-winning clicks. Pick your favorite from these…

News Flash
Tue, 01/30/2024

A happy ending

Trapped in his body, unable to communicate for years, Martin Pistorius finally escapes his living nightmare. See his story and celebrate the…

2023 International Photography Awards2023 International Photography Awards
Fri, 01/26/2024

2023 International Photography Awards

Professional, amateur, and student photographers from across the globe were honored in the 2023 International Photography Awards competition…

When a cat wants your attention, they'll get it...When a cat wants your attention, they'll get it...
Wed, 01/17/2024

When a cat wants your attention, they'll get it...

Cats have clever ways of getting attention; some subtle, some not so subtle. The kitty in this photo is a feral who's primarily fed by a very kind…

You can't resist...You can't resist...
Sat, 01/13/2024

You can't resist...

These wildlife photos are some of the cutest ever. You just can't help but smile and say, aww. Take a break from your busy, stressful day and lift…

Ban Baby Ban...Ban Baby Ban...
Thu, 01/11/2024

Ban Baby Ban...

One of my favorite authors, Ann Patchett, recently announced that two of her books, The Patron Saint of Liars and Bel Canto, were banned by the…

Don't be a victim of smishing!Don't be a victim of smishing!
Sun, 01/07/2024

Don't be a victim of smishing!

Bad actors seem to have no problem finding unending ways to scam us. The one being talked about a lot recently is “smishing.” Never heard of it?…

Robocall law with no teeth…Robocall law with no teeth…
Fri, 12/22/2023

Robocall law with no teeth…

There are very few things that people agree on these days, but there is one thing we all hate — robocalls. They are annoying, intrusive, and…

It started with scribbling on the walls...It started with scribbling on the walls...
Wed, 12/13/2023

It started with scribbling on the walls...

As parents, we try to teach our children right from wrong, good manners, and accepted behavior. A child scribbling on the walls of the family’s…

Quick may be enticing, but you might be sorry...Quick may be enticing, but you might be sorry...
Sat, 12/09/2023

Quick may be enticing, but you might be sorry...

You’re online and a new gadget catches your eye. You grab your phone and get all the specs from the supplied QR code. Quick and easy, right? What…

Wildlife snaps that touch your heartWildlife snaps that touch your heart
Thu, 11/30/2023

Wildlife snaps that touch your heart

There are some really awesome entries for this year's Wildlife Photographer of the Year People’s Choice Award. These talented photographers remind…

Jobs, not jailJobs, not jail
Fri, 11/24/2023

Jobs, not jail

Salinas California Superior Court Judge John Phillips was troubled by the number of youth offenders that came before him. Many cases involved…

Smart & Final BoycottSmart & Final Boycott
Mon, 11/20/2023

Smart & Final Boycott

While out shopping a few days ago, I was handed a flyer (pictured above) by a picketer outside Smart & Final. It seems a few months ago over…

4-day work week gets a thumbs up from the boss4-day work week gets a thumbs up from the boss
Sat, 11/18/2023

4-day work week gets a thumbs up from the boss

Advanced RV's CEO Mike Neundorfer says he first heard about the four-day workweek for five days’ pay two years ago. The idea resonated enough for…

 Synthetic turf no longer the drought fix darling Synthetic turf no longer the drought fix darling
Wed, 11/01/2023

Synthetic turf no longer the drought fix darling

It seems there are environmental issues with synthetic turf that were overlooked when it was originally touted as the drought-friendly lawn…

California resurrects cursiveCalifornia resurrects cursive
Fri, 10/20/2023

California resurrects cursive

On Monday, October 16, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a new bill requiring California schools to teach cursive handwriting to elementary students from…

Caught in the act of being funnyCaught in the act of being funny
Sun, 10/08/2023

Caught in the act of being funny

I love animals. They aren't afraid to be themselves; they're 100% authentic. The 2023 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards finalists snapped some…

Beautiful visitorsBeautiful visitors
Thu, 10/05/2023

Beautiful visitors

These three lovelies dropped by and hung out in my tree for a while. It's their second visit. I haven't seen them fly; they just appear flattened…

Best advice ever receivedBest advice ever received
Tue, 09/26/2023

Best advice ever received

After sharing their life advice from Dear Life Kit experts, NPR asked their audience to share the best advice they'd ever received. I thought it…

Meet my babies...Meet my babies...
Tue, 09/19/2023

Meet my babies...

Mama cheetahs are usually very protective and even quite dangerous when their cubs are around. The videographer lucked out when this mama didn't…

Elegant headpieces for the fashionable catElegant headpieces for the fashionable cat
Sun, 09/17/2023

Elegant headpieces for the fashionable cat

Who would have thought that a mountain of cat fur could turn into the cutest, most clever creations of cat hats, wigs, and various other…

Kids push back on hateKids push back on hate
Wed, 09/06/2023

Kids push back on hate

Recently, a Marin County neighborhood had anti-Semitic flyers land on their doorsteps. Deciding that counter-action was warranted, a small group…

Shock & AweShock & Awe
Mon, 09/04/2023

Shock & Awe

Such a sweet story about several orphaned owlets. Read about their rescue and see their wide-eyed excitement…

My moon shotMy moon shot
Thu, 08/31/2023

My moon shot

It was fun tracking the moon last night. I live in Long Beach, CA, and the moon wasn't visible at 7:30 pm, so I periodically went outside to watch…

Spectacular Super Blue Moon photosSpectacular Super Blue Moon photos
Thu, 08/31/2023

Spectacular Super Blue Moon photos

Thank you Lens for posting and sharing how you took your amazing photos. And I love the snippet of moon history as well. You can see Lens' post…

Once in a Blue Moon…Once in a Blue Moon…
Wed, 08/30/2023

Once in a Blue Moon…

It’s a phrase most of us have used or heard over the years and is usually combined with a statement of something that doesn’t happen often, such…

Male bald eagle moves from rock to chickMale bald eagle moves from rock to chick
Fri, 08/25/2023

Male bald eagle moves from rock to chick

You may have read about the male bald eagle who was so eager to hatch an egg, he sat on a rock. Of course, nothing came of his efforts, but it's…

Does Dolly Parton lose her temper?Does Dolly Parton lose her temper?
Tue, 08/22/2023

Does Dolly Parton lose her temper?

A good lesson from Dolly, she doesn't lose her temper, she uses it. And because she doesn't lose it often, when she does, people listen. Read more…

Who rules?Who rules?
Tue, 08/08/2023

Who rules?

Today is international cat day; just one more occasion to further spoil these furry creatures who get whatever they want, whenever they want. They…

What's in a cup of tea?What's in a cup of tea?
Wed, 07/19/2023

What's in a cup of tea?

Come to find out a whole bunch of good stuff. Brew yourself a cup or glass and enjoy reading all about its…

What's wrong with this picture?What's wrong with this picture?
Wed, 07/05/2023

What's wrong with this picture?

Went shopping today. Can you spot the mismatch? Look closely…

Obviously, the store isn't too observant when it comes to practicing what…

I need my caffeine!I need my caffeine!
Wed, 06/28/2023

I need my caffeine!

Does a jolt of caffeine in the morning give you that extra oomph you need to get going? A paper published in the journal Frontiers in

April's Beautiful, Full Pink MoonApril's Beautiful, Full Pink Moon
Wed, 04/05/2023

April's Beautiful, Full Pink Moon

Tonight's full moon was beautiful and sorta pink after all.

News Flash
Sun, 01/15/2023

One of my favorite Instant Pot meals

One of my favorite go-to recipes using my Instant Pot is lentils. I like this recipe because it takes just a few minutes to put together and cooks…

Bird funBird fun
Fri, 01/06/2023

Bird fun

I'm sharing a photo I took yesterday, national bird day, of these cute little yellow finches enjoying my fountain. They love drinking, bathing,…