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kate-marshall's picture
"Film maker and writer Terry Jones discovers a colony of penguins, which are unlike any other penguins in the world." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dfWzp7rYR4 While I do wish penguins could fly on more than just April 1 each year, I especially wish Terry Jones really would do a nature series...
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  The Adventures of Zeppi: New Friends (book 1) By C.K. Omillin Blurb.com Children’s picture book, 24 pages, $15.55 www.omillinplanet.com   In the middle of the night, a mysterious red truck races down Happy Town. Its cargo? Cages filled with penguins on their way to be shipped to...
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  After a career in the corporate world, Charlotte K. Omillin decided to dedicate her time to writing and illustrating stories for children. She’s the author of The Adventures of Zeppi series. A lover of nature and the environment, Omillin interweaves the ecological theme in her...
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Penguins swimming off the coast of Punta Tombo   It is all too easy to assume that penguins are clumsy animals. After all, we typically encounter them on land, where they spend roughly half their lives. And boy are they awkward on land. But they are not built for setting land speed records....
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Here's a whimsical video demponstrating that the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo is a better place from which to observe the Israeli-Palestinian conflict than a West Bank refugee camp or an Israeli military base. Seriously. And yet not.
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The New York Times reported that The Atlantic will publish two short stories (by Christopher Buckley and Edna O’Brien) today on the Kindle. The stories, which will be offered at $3.99 each, will be available only on Amazon’s e-reader (not in the print version), and they’ll be the first of many more...
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This past week I had the honor of doing media interviews for my new book, How to Play the Harmonica: and Other Life Lessons (On sale now! Buy one for your father! Your mother! Your children! Your lover! Random people you meet on the street!), with Liz St. John of KCBS radio in San Francisco and...
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If you asked me to refer in Japanese to four species of Antarctic penguins, I might try to squeeze ペンギン (pengin: penguin), 4種類 (yon shurui: four kinds), and いる (iru: to exist) into a sentence. In the penguin sign I’ve mentioned (yes, we’re still talking about it!), ペンギン and 4種類 certainly appear....
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First off, there’s some housekeeping to attend to; I promised that today I would provide answers to the most recent contest and make the winners famous. The top three contestants did a great job. They also happened to be the only contestants! Congratulations to the following people: Devon Bartlett...
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This just in from the Deep South: File under daring rescue #867. An Australian chef suffered serious injuries while riding on a quad. (Clearly his occupation was unrelated except in the news to his accident?) So the erstwhile pilots of the 109th Airlift Wing of the New York Air National Guard...