Sabal Palms III: Sabal palmetto and Minor Sabal Species

Continuing our series on hardy palms is the species Sabal palmetto, the palm found on the state flags of South Carolina and Florida. The following descriptions highlight the tremendous variety of species. Sabal palmetto (Palmetto Palm) The 40 ‘tall S. palmetto is the dominant trunk palm in the southeastern United States. Its native range extends from northern Florida to the […]

Nordic skiing Breckenridge

Nordic skiing in Breckenridge is one of the best in Colorado. Breckenridge sits within the 10-mile range, smack in the middle of the continental divide. Which has some of the most incredible views right in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Breckenridge offers a 20-mile drive that has beautiful spruce forests, meadows, and a nature trail. There is a warming […]

Reverend Billy Graham on hypnosis

When Reverend Billy Graham was asked what he thought about hypnosis, he claimed that hypnosis was neither good nor bad. Like most tools, it depends on how it is used. The Pope in 1956, the British Medical Society in 1957, and the American Medical Association in 1958 endorsed hypnosis as a complementary tool in health care. Even with those supports, […]

Influence of film noir in The Virgin Suicides

Teen suicide was not unheard of before the 1990s, but its increasing cases during this period led people to recognize the problem. Schools even began publishing materials to educate students and parents about the phenomenon. The Virgin Suicides Tackles this delicate subject head on. Sofia Coppola combines elements of her own style with those of classic film noir to show […]

6 Tips for Having Fun at NFL Training Camp

Summer is officially here and the NFL teams have published their training camp schedules for the 2010 NFL football season. There is no better summer vacation for families than a visit to see the NFL players. prepare for the next season. Every year in late July, NFL players, coaches, administrators, and other staff members head to training ground. For 3 […]

Fairbanks to Brisbane: An Unforgettable Flight

It all started when my wife and I decided to take a five-star bus tour of Western Canada, followed by an Inside Passage cruise that ended with a drive from Anchorage to Fairbanks in Alaska. Our travel company contacted us six months prior to the tour to confirm their planning for our flights back home to Brisbane from Fairbanks. The […]

Coney sauce recipe for hot dogs

Although it was previously an island, Coney Island is a peninsula located in southern Brooklyn, New York. Famous for its beach on the Atlantic, Coney Island was once home to a major tourist center. It was also well known for its amusement parks, with the area reaching its zenith of popularity in the early 1900s. In 1916, Nathan’s original famous […]

FHA 203K loans: blessing or nightmare

Good news for homeless people. There is an opportunity through the FHA to buy a home and rehab it right away. The loan is called 203k and the benefits of financing your first home or your first home in more than 5 years in this way are numerous. First, you can buy a house with a 3% down payment plus […]