Jumping spider sunning in the window. Post inspired by the Daily Photo Challenges: Window, Glow, and Rounded.
For a few years now small birds have attempted to build a nest under the edge of the roof on this small ledge. Most of the time they give up. This year however two birds worked really hard to get the job done: Up close it seems like a small and unusual location to … Continue reading Bird Nest
Sugar ants seem to stake out their territory; as much as I stake out mine. Once they find a food source them come out in a dense pack to gobble it all up. Battling them is an ongoing challenge. The other day I put down some maple syrup to get them to go to one … Continue reading Sugar Ants
Once again one the Powerball jackpot prize is over $400 million. I've noticed that with the higher jackpots two things seem to happen: More advertisements on TV and radio. More scams and people trying to sell their "lottery winning systems." Here are a few tips to avoid the scams: In order to win a lottery … Continue reading Lottery
The other day at the library I saw on display an electricity usage monitor so I grabbed it, checked it out, and brought it home. An electricity usage meter allows the user to plug in devices and determine how much it costs to run household appliances. I had thought for sure that I knew what … Continue reading Electricity Usage Monitor
Earth Day is celebrated on April 22 of every year. The day is credited to Gaylord Nelson from Wisconsin who witnessed the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill and took inspiration by the student anti-war movement. He called for an environmental teach in day to be held on April 22, 1970. 20 million people participated that year. … Continue reading Earth Day Coloring Contests
On Nov. 14, 2012 a petition was created on We The People calling for the U.S. Government to “Secure resources and funding, and begin construction of a Death Star by 2016”. The petition claimed that doing so would spur job creation and strengthen our national defense. The petition received 34,435 signatures. At the time of … Continue reading Death Star Petition
Here is a video where President Obama discusses Global Warming. Text: Question: Until this year global climate change has been discussed in every presidential debate since 1988. It was a big part of your previous campaign but pushed back on the back burner. Given the urgency of the threat, do you feel that we're moving … Continue reading President Obama on Global Warming