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Happy Fourth of July!

Posted: July 4th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Fourth of July is a holiday traditionally celebrated with fireworks. And fireworks come in many forms. Colorful explosions of flowers. Vibrant crayon drawings. And corn!

This is glass gem corn, a heritage variety cultivated by Oklahoma farmer Carl “White Eagle” Barnes.

Photo and story found at Seedbroadcast

Seed-keeper Carl was half-Cherokee, half Scottish-Irish, and in the course of growing older corn varieties he was able to isolate and cultivate ancestral types that had been lost to various Native tribes after their relocation to the Oklahoma territory in the 1880s. Carl’s philosophy: “The Seed Remembers.”

I stand in a radiant Glory

My roots in the heart of Mother Earth

My crown in the clouds of Father Sky

The Four Winds encircle me in spirals of Love

One going up, then down

One going down, then up

They meet in the Center of Complete Perfection—

The Human Stalk of Corn

—Carl Barnes

 

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Ugly beauty

Posted: June 25th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , | No Comments »

The prize for World’s Ugliest Dog 2018 has been awarded at the hotly-contested competition at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds in Petaluma, California.

So…who was the winner of this prestigious prize?

Was it Himisaboo, from Oregon, seen here parading unattractively?

No.

Could the winner be Wild Thang, from Los Angeles, putting her worst face forward?

No.

The winner of World’s Ugliest Dog 2018 is unbeatable, unsightly Zsa Zsa from Minnesota!

Zsa Zsa is not expected to spend her $1,500 prize money on beauty treatments.

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When every action has a fun reaction

Posted: June 15th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Kinetic artist Joseph Herscher is the creative genius behind YouTube’s Joseph’s Machines. His amazing chain-reaction devices are sometimes referred to as Rube Goldberg machines. Rube Goldberg was an American cartoonist who drew complicated gadgets that performed simple tasks. Behold the diagram for Rube Goldberg’s Self-Operating Napkin!

And here’s Joseph Herscher’s tooth-brushing technique.

More work=less fun is true in most cases.

Not with Joseph’s Machines!

Check out more of them on YouTube.

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The write stuff

Posted: June 1st, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Nine-year-old Edbert Aquino, of Fairview, New Jersey has won the Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest.

He is the third-grader with the best penmanship in the country.

I would like Edbert to write my name!

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Poster jokester

Posted: May 26th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Comic author Jeff Wysaski sneaked some new information into the Los Angeles Zoo recently. I bet even the animals were smiling at these fun “facts”!

Jeff then brought the smiles to a Los Angeles animal shelter to help kitties get a forever home.

Jeff’s project Obvious Plant is dedicated to putting humorous posters, brochures, and products in places where they are sure to tickle funny bones. In need of a chuckle or two? Follow Obvious Plant on Instagram! And check out Jeff at pleated-jeans.com.

 

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Sloth goals=life goals

Posted: April 22nd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , | No Comments »

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The winner every time!

Posted: April 8th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , | No Comments »

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Posted: March 17th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

This cat just got a whole lot luckier. He now has twelve lives instead of nine. Scratch his head and some of that luck will rub off on you!

Bonus: Today is also the Feast Day of St. Gertrude, patron saint of cats and cat lovers!

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Keep on keeping on!

Posted: January 8th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , | No Comments »

Did you ever have one of those days?

Of course you have. We all have.

There’s only one thing to remember.

Never give up, never surrender!

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Holiday advice

Posted: December 8th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , | No Comments »

It’s okay to pass on the tinsel. Just be sure to break out the colored lights!

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