Call It Spring

19 Jun 19
CBS Pittsburgh

One year after Antwon Rose II was shot and killed, activists have focused their energy on changing police procedure.

19 Jun 19
THE POET BY DAY

“Poets are shameless with their experiences: they exploit them.” Friedrich Nietzsche She is older now – no! – not elderly yet, but getting there, enough so the face staring at her from the hall mirror is her mother’s or her grandmother’s The plump little sparrow of a body she’s living in, slow, matronly, aching Well, certainly it’s […]

19 Jun 19
As The Lord So Leads....

Acts 2 When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a noise like a violent rushing wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them tongues as of fire distributing themselves, and they rested on each one […]

19 Jun 19
NBC Palm Springs - News, Weather, Traffic, Breaking News

A San Diego paramedic was hospitalized Tuesday after he was attacked by the very people that police say called for help. The San Diego Police Department said firefighters and paramedics responded to a medical aid call on South 28th street at Franklin Avenue in Logan Heights just after 6 p.m. Paramedics said a female patient […]

19 Jun 19
Gone with the Grins

From hot springs to canyoning, hiking to whale watching, there’s a lot to see and do on the main island of São Miguel in the Azores. We were there for 12 days and managed to pack in plenty. We can’t speak for the other islands of the Azores, but here’s our round-up of the Top […]

19 Jun 19
Cinema Spotlight

Over the last 25 years or so Pixar has established itself as a master of animated films even superseding its parent company, Disney, as the perceived leader of animation in the eyes of many. Part of this is due to the studio’s penchant for smart and emotionally driven storytelling which has become a signature aspect […]

19 Jun 19
The Flying Llama

Winds 340 @ 5, 10 sm , clear, 27/17, 29.85 It seems like all the pilots who have asked me if I’ve soloed yet have always responded with a word of encouragement and a story (good or otherwise) from their first solo. One person told me how they put the microphone on the empty seat […]

19 Jun 19
Sports Cappers Picks

Looking for Houston Astros vs. New York Yankees free mlb predictions? MLB betting sees the Astros taking on the Yankees on Thursday June 20, 2019 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all MLB baseball matchups all season long so…

19 Jun 19
Scavengeology

This diary is so interesting, Julie had me read it to her aloud while she was cooking yesterday. It’s a quick read, and believe it or not, you can experience the Civil War in about 8 minutes time. The good, the bad, and the ugly…. Rev. A.S. Houston (relative to Sam Houston of Texas) was […]

19 Jun 19
AMERICAN FASCIST UNDERGROUND

My writings, though extensive, are usually a rambling mess with no coherency to an outsider. In this document, I seek to lay out in simple and basic terms what I believe and why. This document is also a manifesto, a plan of action regarding our sacred cause. Q. Can you describe in simple terms your […]

19 Jun 19

Spring is here and, for many people across the country, that means storms. And storms, unfortunately, mean storm chasers. But not the kind who get in their car and follow the path of those storms so they can report dangerous weather and learn more about preparedness. We’re talking about those who show up at your […]

19 Jun 19
Julesburg Advocate
At an early meeting of the 2019 Rookie Sportsmen Program, Colorado Parks and Wildlife Area Wildlife Manager Frank McGee told us we should each have our own individual response to the question: Why do you hunt? “Because I guarantee you,” McGee said, “at some point, you will be asked that question.” After a couple turkey hunting trips with our Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) mentor, District Wildlife Manager Logan Wilkins, and with my daughter, Natalie, I feel like I’m a little bit closer to knowing my answer. Natalie and I are participants in the Rookie Sportsman Program (RSP), a year-long mentorship program designed by CPW for people like us with little or no outdoor experience. The RSP teaches participants outdoor skills and, hopefully, inspires them to get outside and sample all the adventures available in Colorado’s great outdoors. My daughter and I kicked off our third month in RSP with a visit to the shooting range. Our instructor, Paul Paradise, met our RSP group at the Pikes Peak Gun Club just east of Colorado Springs. Paradise is a law enforcement and military small arms instructor with 28 years of experience. Besides his knowledge of guns and shooting, he was full of wisdom. “Safety, first and foremost,” Paradise said, describing his teaching philosophy. “I’ve been teaching almost 40 years and the worst injury I’ve had is when someone sat on a cactus.” We learned that ear protection with cups is better than just earplugs because the mastoid bone behind the ear picks up waves that it passes into the ears. We learned the interesting etymology of the word “trigger.” And we learned about the Golden Rule of Firearms: Treat every firearm as if it is loaded. After lunch, we practiced basic shooting positions with stations set up for prone, sitting, kneeling, standing and sighting in our rifles from a bench. The following morning, we learned to shoot good groupings (series of at least three shots close together on a target) and how to use that information to sight-in a rifle. We closed out the day with a fun game. We broke up into teams and each team was given an aluminum can. Our goal was to shoot the can and drive it backward, to a line at the back of the range drawn in the dirt, before the other teams. And we needed to do it all while maintaining safe-shooting practices. It was, by far, the best part of our two days at the range and a way to bring together all of the skills we had learned. The following Tuesday, I got out of bed at 3 a.m. in Colorado Springs to drive to Limon on the eastern plains before sunrise to see if I could put some of my shooting skills to good use. I had my spring turkey license and was hoping I’d get to “void” it when I attached the carcass tag to my first turkey. My mentor, Logan Wilkins, met me in Limon and we hiked down to a spot along the Big Sandy Creek. Logan brought along a 20-gauge shotgun and shells loaded for turkey. He also had a new camouflaged tent, called a hunting blind. When we set it up, we realized we were dangerously close to fresh cow pies. This was bad for a couple reasons. One was obvious – you don’t want to step in or sit for hours next to manure. The other reason was what the cow pies represented: cows grazing nearby. Logan had obtained permission from the landowner to bring RSP hunters on the land. But we weren’t expecting to find cows grazing this particular pasture. We would be particularly vigilant to avoid any livestock. But it seemed our day was off to a bad start. Then the cows’ curiosity about our blind probably did not help our chances of luring a turkey. Still, we settled in and Logan handed me the shotgun, showing me the proper way to check the action to be sure it was empty. (I remembered the words of Paradise and his 3-point check: look and feel up, down, and against the bolt face). Ready to hunt, Logan pulled out a slate turkey call. Every 15 to 20 minutes, he would call for a few minutes and listen for a response. He would mix up his calls between diaphragm and slate calls. Eventually he called in a hen. Logan spotted it about 200 yards out. I only saw a dark shadow moving occasionally in the tall grass. But it never made it to my dinner table. We couldn’t get it out of the grass and into range of our shotguns. Guess it didn’t like our decoys – a tom, a jake (young male), and two hens. When we called off the hunt in the afternoon, we drove around and found where two turkeys had come off roost trees. We had put our blind right between two roost trees, and the turkeys had gone in opposite directions up a creek bed, away from our blind. When I got home, I reflected on my day as I tried to shake a deep chill. I marveled at what a strange and unique thing I had done: Sitting quietly in nature, and in the cold, for a six-hour stretch. It’s not an experience I’ve ever had before. After I thawed out, I began thinking about our next planned hunt and I felt hopeful about my chances. We were going out on a different piece of land that seemed more promising. And while I wanted to fill my own license, I really hoped my daughter would get a turkey when we returned a few weeks later. For the second hunt, I had to rise at 2 a.m. to get Natalie and myself out the door and into Limon by 4:45 a.m., before the turkeys could see where we were setting up our blind. We met Logan and followed him to another spot near the Big Sandy, this one cow-free. Again it was unseasonably cold and foggy. What I remember most from that chilly morning, besides eagerly stuffing the hand warmers Logan brought into my socks – was the continual song of birds, especially meadowlarks and mourning doves. Down a creekbed we saw turkeys. But again they were far out of range. Logan worked to call them in toward our decoys. It was several hours into our hunt and we were greeted by a family of turkey hunters – a mom, dad and youngster – all dressed in camouflage. They came hiking down the creek bed in front of us, right toward the turkeys we were watching. Logan looked through his binoculars and saw a turkey pop its head up, then run the opposite direction as the family approached. It would be the end of our hunt. We packed up the blinds and decoys and headed back to our trucks. Natalie and I talked on the drive home. Even though we didn’t get a turkey this season, it felt good to have bought licenses and to have supported the conservation of wildlife in Colorado. We agreed is was an amazing experience to immerse ourselves in nature and be alone with our thoughts. And we didn’t come home empty-handed. We were full of the sounds of the birds and Logan’s calls and the sights of the sunrise and turkeys in the grass and huge wind turbines we drove past, blinking at us in the dark. Most of all, I came home from our chilly adventure with the warm memory of spending hours with Natalie out in nature in pursuit of a common goal. I hope someday she’ll cherish our time together as much as I do. There’s always next turkey season to try again. In the meantime, it’s back to the shooting range for the RSP class members. We will be honing our skills for the upcoming Big Game season. You can read all about it in the next installment of “Field Notes of a Rookie Sportsman.” Travis Duncan is a public information officer for Colorado Parks and Wildlife in Denver. Email him at travis.duncan@state.co.us.
19 Jun 19
GoldDerby
“Being a woman in a male-dominated field is tough, so I thought I’d teach myself some of their tricks just to level the playing field,” says Samantha Bee in one of her new Emmy FYC videos for “Full Frontal” that asks, “Is America ready to give a female host an Emmy?” In the above video she learns how to sit at a desk like most of her male talk show counterparts. Scroll down below to watch her play the flute, call her constituents, and drink celery juice just like her Hollywood peers to prove she’s electable. “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” has been nominated for the last two years in a row for Best Variety Talk Series, but she lost both times to “Last Week Tonight,” hosted by her former “Daily Show” colleague John Oliver — a man! Seriously, though, no talk show hosted by a woman has won Best Variety Series at the Emmys, though women have prevailed for music and sketch comedy shows, including Julie Andrews, Carol Burnett, Tracey Ullman and Amy Schumer. [pmc-related-link href=”https://pages.email.goldderby.com/signup/” type=”SIGN UP” target=”_self”]for Gold Derby’s free newsletter with latest predictions[/pmc-related-link] “Full Frontal” has won an Emmy, though. In 2017 Bee and her team won Best Variety Special Writing for their “Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.” But Bee hasn’t taken the top prize yet. We expect her to get another chance this year, though. According to the combined predictions of Gold Derby’s users, “Full Frontal” currently ranks among the top six likely nominees for Best Variety Talk Series. And the show will have more chances to take home variety special prizes since it hosted another “Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner” this spring. So do you think Bee is likable enough to win? Watch the rest of her FYC videos below and decide for yourself. [predictions-widget id=1202937990] [pmc-related-link href=”https://www.goldderby.com/leagues/” type=”PREDICT” target=”_self”]the Emmys now; change them until July 16[/pmc-related-link] Be sure to make your Emmy predictions today so that Hollywood insiders can see how their TV shows and performers are faring in our odds. You can keep changing your predictions as often as you like until just before nominations are announced on July 16. And join in the fun debate over the 2019 Emmy taking place right now with Hollywood insiders in our television forums. Read more Gold Derby entertainment news.
19 Jun 19
NATALEE COOPER, AUTHOR

Writers get asked a lot of questions. Where do you get your ideas? How many stories have you written? How much do you make on your books? (Um, probably don’t ask that one, LOL.) Are you published? And so on… But the one I get asked the most is how long it took to write my book. So. Below is my journey for A HEART’S DESIGN, timeline style 🙂

19 Jun 19
Roscoe Rising

THE REMNANTS OF JOHN CHRISTOPHER  2019 C circled Poems and Other Writing 2003-2019 a poem from 2006’s  Eternal Skybar….   Happy throwback Tuesday …. MANICALLY  penning poems chasing thoughts around the room until they’re scattered on a thousand tattered pieces of paper documenting the hell stemming from that day when want carried me away off […]

19 Jun 19
Sport Archives

Terry Miller, Bloomfield High School, won the second from the left, the final in the 55-meter dash above Andraya Yearwood, left, and second in the Connecticut state indoor championship in February. (Pat Eaton-Robb, File) Three high school track athletes and Connecticut titles have filed a complaint about Title IX discrimination over the state's athletic athletic […]