January 29, 2012

Sunday Sign: Telluride Gondola

January 22, 2012

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It’s ski season, so this week’s Sunday Sign brings us a few fun facts about the Telluride Gondola, which is actually a free public transportation system, not a “ski lift.” It’s also 100% wind-powered. The Gondola connects the the towns of Telluride and Mountain Village.   More information on the Telluride Gondola The Sunday Sign […]

Posted in: Sustainability, Travel

The Cybernauts

January 19, 2012

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Someone is knocking off the competition. Someone who can walk through walls, break down doors, fend off bullets, and break necks with a single “swoooosh.” Someone who, perhaps, is an expert in Karate. The futuristic sci-fi episode The Cybernauts is featured in the third week of our 52 weeks of The Avengers series.¬† This one […]

Posted in: Television

SOPA & PIPA Blackout

January 18, 2012

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I oppose the proposed SOPA & PIPA legislation currently under consideration in the U.S. Congress. Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Samuel Adams and many others would also oppose this legislation. It’s the antithesis of everything our Constitution and Bill of Rights represents and protects. Resources You’ll find excellent infographics and links to ways to […]

We become…

January 16, 2012

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Last week’s Monday ¬†Motivator focused on the power of our thoughts to shape our lives. But actions matter, too. We write our own destiny; we become what we do. Soong May-ling, Chinese political leader This is so true. We demonstrate what matters to us by how we spend our time, the choices we make, the […]

Posted in: Self-Improvement

The Shirley Place

January 15, 2012

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The Shirley Place in Northport, Alabama is featured as this week’s Sunday Sign: Related Posts The Sunday Sign is a weekly feature of The Ben Franklin Follies.

Posted in: People, Travel

Crows go tubing….

January 15, 2012

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As previously noted, I find crows to be a fascinating species.* This is just too cool:     *I admit that I’m fascinated by just about every creature in the natural world (along with a lot of man-made stuff and ideas, as well).

Posted in: Birds, Nature