Richard Leakey, son of world renown anthropologists Louis and Mary Leaky, tells us that fairly soon, the topic of evolution will be indisputable, even to its strongest critics. Discoveries in anthropology and science are progressing along at such a clip that soon sceptics will have no choice but to accept.
Sometime in the next 15 to 30 years, the Kenyan-born paleoanthropologist expects scientific discoveries will have accelerated to the point that “even the skeptics can accept it.”
“If you get to the stage where you can persuade people on the evidence, that it’s solid, that we are all African, that color is superficial, that stages of development of culture are all interactive,” Leakey says, “then I think we have a chance of a world that will respond better to global challenges.”
Name that National Park!! Oooops, the answer is on the picture. Zion National Park. Zion is stately, white/gray, and dignified, unlike Bryce Canyon that is pink and full of hoodoos.
Zion is right outside the town of Springdale, Utah which is just delightful and has many neat little places to stay. finding a good place to eat is a little more challenging. My favorite spot is Majestic View Lodge. Zion is not off the radar for Christmas time because of its desert location. Utah has to be the most beautiful of all the states, unless you have an affinity for green.
MEMORIAL DAY 2012
When Mrs. Moon asked me if I would write a piece for Memorial Day, I was at a loss for words and then I remembered that this weekend, the members of the Third U.S. Infantry Regiment (the Old Guard, will be joined by service members from the U.S. Marine Corps Ceremonial and Guard Company, U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard, U.S. Air Force Honor Guard and the U.S. Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard in placing more than 260,000 grave decorating flags in front of the gravestones and another 7,300 flags at the niches in the columbarium at Arlington National Cemetery. In addition, 13,500 flags will be placed at the Soldier’s and Airmen’s Cemetery near the Soldier’s and Airmen’s Home in Washington, DC. These 280,800 flags represent about one-fourth of all the men and women who have died in the service of their nation. Not all died on active duty, some died many years later, but they all have one thing in common—they were all willing to lay down their life for their nation and many have done just that.
Tim McGraw plans on giving back…to our veterans who are returning home from war. He just announced that he will give away 25 mortgage fromm homes to vets at each of his concerts this summer. Wow! That is really putting your money where your mouth is!
Tim McGraw is giving back to wounded warriors and service members by launching the nationwide HomeFront initiative, a goodwill effort that will award 25 deserving families with a mortgage-free home at each of his summer concert stops.
“My sister’s a veteran of the first Gulf War. My uncle was a Vietnam veteran and my grandfather was a World War II veteran. I’ve always felt a deep sense of respect and obligation to our troops,” says McGraw, speaking on his incentive to give houses to those in need (quote via Green Room PR). “Being able to reward them for their dedicated work with a new home will be even more rewarding for us. It feels so good to give back to them, and to have the opportunity to entertain them on Memorial Day is something I’m honored to do.”
McGraw has partnered was Chase Bank and Operations HomeFront to launch the new program. ACM Lifting Lives — the charitable arm of the Academy of Country Music — and the Premier Group (on behalf of the North Carolina Furniture Manufacturers) have also made substantial contributions to support the program throughout McGraw’s string of summer concert dates.
Someone slipped my email account that I use on the blog (the yahoo one) a nasty. I don’t know if it is a worm/trojanhorse or what. Just don’t open anything from my yahoo account. It will say it is from Moon and the subject is just re:
If it is opened, the email is about making 17k at home per month. It didn’t look suspicious when I first got it because of who sent it. Anyway….Don’t open it. It is a nasty.
If you know how to knock out these things, please leave me a message. I am putting up a different account to use to contact me….see contact us. gmail account.
Thanks and sorry. I hope I haven’t spread the nasty.