My little Irish hummingbird was a no-show this year. For several years, on March 17, St. Patrick’s Day, this black-chinned hummingbird showed up at my kitchen window. That was my cue to quickly hang up a sugar-water feeder for his use. Maybe it’s because...
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...But not all Texans have been so fortunate through the years, which brings me to the little-known story of the 1846 cholera epidemic and a man named Black Peter.
In Victoria, our neighbors in the Coastal Bend, during the year the local post office was established, the town fell victim to a tragic cholera epidemic suffered many deaths.
The headline in a small pamphlet released by the National War Garden Commission in 1919 simply read, “Small things count!” In April of 1917 the US had entered World War I and there were real fears of major food shortages both at home and on the frontlines. And though the illustrations were incredibly cute, the wording was serious...
Runners by most accounts are contented people and have a positive view on life, as running is a very enjoyable form of exercise. It feels good to get outside and put in a few miles, get a little perspiration flowing, get some sun, and get a chest full of fresh air to clean out the alveoli of the lungs.