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People Parroting Pets?

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It has been widely noted that pets often begin to resemble their owners, sometimes to comedic proportions. Why is that? What is it that will ultimately make me look similar to my 20-pound, mixed Siamese/Maine Coon cat? I personally don’t see the resemblance, although my wife tells me there is a strong likeness if I don’t shave for a couple days. There is actually scientific data to explain this phenomenon.  Stanley Coren, Ph.D.,  professor of psychology at the University of … Continue reading

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Carelessness

He’d been an intern for me for 6 months and a pretty good one at that.  He was punctual.  He stayed current on the news of the day and had an opinion that wasn’t without foundation.  He was courteous and likable and more than a few peers commented that he was, “a really good kid.”  That’s the kind of feedback you like to hear and he’d certainly earned it. Thus when, a few months after he’d completed his internship, I … Continue reading

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National Anthem Is 200 Years Old: Sing The Song as It Was Written!

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  This year marks the 200th anniversary of the momentous occasion when Francis Scott Key wrote the poem entitled “Defence of Fort M’Henry” that would eventually be put to music and become the fledgling United States of America’s National Anthem, better known as the “Star-Spangled Banner.” I have often waxed philosophically in this blog about how important music is to us all; how a song from years ago continues to delve up memories each time we hear it.  The Star-Spangled … Continue reading

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Erosion Control and Management Conference

Davenport, Iowa – Online registration has opened for Great Connections 2014 at www.GreatConnections2014.com.  This is a new conference and exhibition from the International Erosion Control Association’s (IECA) Great Rivers and Great Lakes Chapters. The event will be held April 29 – May 1, 2014, at the Radisson Quad City Plaza in downtown Davenport, Iowa.   Great Connections 2014 is a new conference and workshop co-organized by the Great Lakes and Great Rivers Chapters of the International Erosion Control Association (IECA). The 2014 … Continue reading

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Talk

A Malaysian plane disappeared and for weeks we didn’t know where it was. That was the story. There was not a lot more to tell. Sure, there was a back story that needed to be investigated and maybe that would lead us to find where it went, but for the most part, the story didn’t change. A plane was missing and we didn’t know why, how, exactly where or when it happened. Yet the speculation over the phenomena occupied around the clock proposition of … Continue reading

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