The Great American Backyard Campout is TONIGHT!

June 27, 2009

The Great American Backyard Campout is tonight. I wrote about this before. The Reno Gazette-Journal has an article here on Backyard Bonanza by Maggie O’Neill.

Do it! Have fun and take pictures! Send the best one in for a contest!
From the RGJ (Reno Gazette-Journal):
Send in a photo of your family participating in the Great American Backyard Campout for a chance to win a copy of Richard Louv’s book Last Child in the Woods: Saving our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder. Your photo could be published in the RGJ. Send submissions to

Picture America Contest

June 27, 2009

USA Today published the three top winners of the Picture America Contest on Friday, June 26. The pictures are awesome!! First Place went to Sunset Reflections at Flying A Guest Ranch in Pinedale, WY by Joanne Panizzera of Sebastopol, CA. Here are the other finalists. All 1,035 entries are at USA Today and National Geographic sponsored the contest.

Michael Jackson’s Legacy

June 27, 2009

So, so sad about Michael Jackson’s passing. Though he seemed strange in many ways, he was so talented and such a philanthropist. The world will certainly miss him as he did make a big difference. He donated millions of his own money and helped raise more millions with different concerts and other functions. Michael co-wrote “We Are The World” with Lionel Richie that raised millions of dollars for famine relief.
Here’s a video from USA Today remembering Michael Jackson.

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