Grandma Really Was Right!

March 31, 2010

I also enjoyed the article by Alexandra Levit in her Reinvent column called Grandma Was Right in Sunday’s WSJ. There are also two good comments after it here on-line.

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Genealogy Meetings in Salt Lake City in April

March 30, 2010

Another weekend article that caught my interest was Branching Out: Salt Lake City Hosts 4 Genealogy Meetings in April. The ABC News version has a few photos as well. We only have a little bit of our family history written down – most thanks to the work of Austin’s mom, my daughter! But a lot of it is already lost. Grandpa Ron’s dad was heavy into it though and he had documented a lot of the family history.

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From WSJ: The 15 Money Rules Kids Should Learn

March 30, 2010

Last Sunday’s Wall Street Journal Sunday Business Page had this great article by Jeff D. Opdyke called The 15 Money Rules Kids Should Learn. Hopefully the link will stay valid. If it doesn’t, I found a blog by Larry Nusbaum here where you can see his commentary and the list of rules.

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The 2010 Grunion Run Has Started!

March 30, 2010

The Orange County Register has the first articles that I’ve seen this year on the Grunion Run! Samantha Gowan’s blog article was posted on March 11th. Laylan Connelly’s blog article was posted March 29th. Here is a list of California Beaches where you might find the little spawning fish! You can also check out my other blogs for more Grunion information or the http://www.grunion.org site. Play this cute video of 5 year old Emily explaining what a grunion run is! The page has both windows and apple versions.

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‘Ecosystems’ at the CA Science Center: It’s a small world after all!

March 28, 2010

Sandra Barrera’s article ‘Ecosystems’ prove it’s a small world after all in the 3/28/10 Sunday Long Beach Press-Telegram identifies a good exhibit to take the kids to go see. The exhibit has eight Zones – each one illustrates a different ecological principle. The Ecosystems exhibit just opened on March 25th. Here’s the Press Release. It is at the California Science Center at 700 Exposition Park Drive in Los Angeles and open from 10 am to 5 pm daily. It is suggested to get reservations for the new exhibit ahead of time.

Ecosystems Info: Admission to Ecosystems exhibits is free; however, to provide a quality guest experience, entry will be regulated with advance reservations which can be acquired online, by phone or in person at the Box Office. A service or convenience fee will apply. There will also be a line for those who do not make an advance reservation. Priority entry to Ecosystems will be available with an IMAX ticket purchase or for Science Center members. For details, visit the California Science Center website at www.californiasciencecenter.org or phone (213) 744-2019.

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The Sky’s the Limit: Photographs of Aviation, Air Travel and Airports

March 27, 2010

Last time we flew to/from Portland International Airport I thoroughly enjoyed the aerial photography display of Portland by various photographers. I jotted down the websites of two of the photographers whose work I really admired before we had to run to our plane.

The first one is Bruce Forster at http://www.bruceforsterphotography.com/index.html – plan to spend some time viewing his wonderful images on his website! I love the symmetry in his work.

The second one is Daniel Root. His on-line http://www.danielrootphotography.com/portfolio.html portfolio is very different from his work on display at the airport in that it is totally people oriented. My favorite photo is in the People portfolio and it is the one of the grandfather and child having great fun on the beach. It is a wonderful portrait! I do wish he would add a portfolio of his airport work as well. Ha! I love googling! I found his blog which has some of his work that was at the airport! Yes! See the rest of his blog here!

Other exhibitors I found by googling:
I found Jon Ferrey’s work on his Facebook page. Here’s the photo gallery of his shots. I especially like the plane shadow and the highway interchange photos.

Here is an article about the exhibit on http://www.pmpnonline.com/portlandphotogalleries.htm – From your toolbar click edit, find and paste in: “The Sky’s the Limit” Aviation Photographs at Portland International Airport – That should get you to the blog about it quickly.

The Sky’s the Limit: Photographs of Aviation, Air Travel and Airports

An exhibition of photographs by regional artists with an aviation theme.
Through July, 2010

Concourse A at Portland International Airport

(Concourse A is beyond security and access is available to ticketed passengers only).

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LA Summer Camps at La Brea Tar Pits and More!

March 25, 2010

Adventures in Nature! We got a card in the mail announcing this year’s summer camps at the Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits and at the Natural History Museum of LA County. The camps are for students entering Kindergarten through 8th grade. Check www.nhm.org/summercamp. Adventures in Nature Summer Day Camp will be offered from July 5, 2010 to August 27, 2010. All classes are full day from 9 am to 3 pm. Registration begins April 1, 2010. To view classes and register please log on to www.nhm.org/register. For more information you may also contact the museum at (213) 763-ED4U (3348).

Each of the eight weeks has a single focus topic of exploration!

Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits:

Unearthing LA’s Past
July 5-9 at the La Brea Tar Pits
grades 1-6

Tar Pit Science
July 12-17 at the La Brea Tar Pits
grades 1-6

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County:

Bug Bonanza
July 19-23

Life in the Age of Mammals
July 26-30

The Oceans
August 2-6

Hidden Nature
August 9-13

The Dinosaurs
August 16-20

Life in the Age of Mammals
August 23-27

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Central College Platinum LEED Building

March 24, 2010

Totally awesome!!! Yea!! Here’s the news release:

PELLA — Central College was awarded a platinum Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) for its newly constructed education, psychology and communication studies building, which opened this past fall. The building received 55 out of 69 possible credits for incorporating environmentally friendly building design and construction practices. Read more by clicking on the news release!!

Here’s more words towards the bottom middle of the page under Private Colleges on the CampusGreenBuilder website. It is also mentioned on New College Sustainability Efforts on The Dernogalizer. The KNIA/KRLS radio station blog also has an article. Here are some photos I took last Fall when Grandpa Ron and I were there.

The Education, Psychology and Communication Studies building is really beautiful!

Frog Rainspout and Pool of Water

Close up of Frog

Inside Entry

Screen of Recycled Wood

Mural

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Portland’s Chinatown in Spring

March 23, 2010

Today I read my Sunset Magazine from cover to cover. Got on-line to hopefully find the First Person article by Anne Lamott but instead I found the article on Portland’s Chinatown in Spring with all the cherry blossoms blooming: Portland day trip: Old Town Chinatown. Sounds like great fun. I do love Portland.
Portland is very kid and family friendly. This Deliciousbaby link has some good ideas. Our family has enjoyed the Children’s Museum, the Oregon Zoo and Powell’s Book Store. Some other suggestions are on Disney’s family.com site. OregonMom.com is even more plentiful. That should keep you full of ideas for a while!! Have fun!!

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Triple Chocolate is Yummy too!

March 21, 2010

OK! We tried it and we liked it!! Triple Chocolate Temptation: Chocolate Cake with a Dark Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting.

But the Sweet Strawberry Cupcake is still Number1!

Do checkout the Mix Cupcake Company website for more Twitter, Facebook and Cupcake Fairy information!

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