Archives for Human Interest

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Remembering Chandra Levy

It’s been a while since I’ve focused upon an actual news story here, but every now and then my mind wanders back to a true crime story because of the media and I feel that compelling urge to throw my two pennies onto the table. In 2001, Chandra Levy went missing. This became more than ...
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Guns for Circus Tickets: The Nashville Incentive

Back in July, a Nashville church offered an interesting incentive to people in the area to decrease violence:bring in your guns and for every gun you turn in, we’ll give you 5 free tickets to see a circus that is coming to town. When I initially heard about this program, the skeptic inside of me smirked ...
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Scientist clones girls dna to bring her back from the dead

After careful consideration, I have decided to write this post. It’s been sitting in my queue for a long time, believe it or not, and I had to debate with myself as to whether or not I could write it in a way that would benefit anyone reading it. I had to debate whether or ...
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In the end, only kindness matters: Operation Nice

Jewel’s song “Hands” is one of my favorites because of the line, “In the end, only kindness matters.” If you’ve been around here for a while, you probably know that kindness is, well, pretty important to me. No, I don’t always follow thru with being kind, but nobody does. I try and I think I ...
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Animal experimentation on dogs leads to fluorescent puppies

Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, there was a Poky Little Puppy. This was a very mischievous puppy and he couldn’t seem to stay in his yard. Every day, his mother would call for him and tell him that dinner was ready and that he needed to come in, and every ...
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Being eco-friendly when you are eco-stupid

For my part, I’m good at admitting when I’m wrong or ill-informed and I’ll be the first to say that I am not a greenie. I’m not. I recycle when I remember, I turn down plastic and paper bags when they aren’t necessary. I have my steel bottles for water, when my water doesn’t taste ...
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Lifegem jewelry: Because your loved ones can still give even when they’re dead

Ok, despite my flippant title, I’m intrigued by the idea I’m about to present to you. Many of my friends and family are aware that I enjoy finding new and different gifts for the various gift-giving occasions. What this means is that I’m always finding websites and resources that I think are worthy of sharing ...
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Use of human cadavers as crash test dummies?

Back in the 1990s there was a song by a group called The Crash Test Dummies and the main lyrics were “mmm mmm mmm mm mmm mmm mmm,” which was sung in a monotone voice. I kind of feel that way after watching a live link video that discusses how human cadavers that were donated ...
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A just cause: Puppies Behind Bars

We’ve already hit on my love of Tivo. Over the weekend, I was watching my Tivo’ed episodes and Oprah had a fantastic episode on dogs. Don’t get me wrong, I haven’t forgiven her for the Tonya Harding thing and I still delete more episodes than I watch. However, I have a soft spot in my ...
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Heart attack = kryptonite; Or not! Claudio Vitale may be Superman

Some days, you read stories that are so uplifting that if you don’t share them you feel like you may burst from holding them in. I’ve actually been sitting on this one for days while I worked on other things that needed to be done, but never fear. If my heart suddenly burst, there is ...
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