For the last year I’ve been hoping that this year I would see and hear and read more about it before the end of the month. And, unfortunately, I haven’t. I’m shocked to find that my last-minute catch of a short mention of Native American Heritage Month last year wasn’t the fluke I had hoped it was. There’s hardly any mention in the national or local media. (Featured image is borrowed from http://nativeamericanheritagemonth.gov/)
Honestly my problem is that I have too many ideas and can’t decide which to tackle first, so enough of wrestling with what to write about! Enjoy some photos from the 2014 NC State Fair, there will be more updates and stories to come very soon.
I missed out on this cultural waypoint of the 1990s, second grade was too early to get hooked on a television show for me. At the time it was also way outside of my comfort zone. Even as an adult I have an overactive imagination, but as a child it was a problem because I wasn’t yet old enough to not believe everything I saw on television. So far my favourite episode is very close to the end of season two where Cigarette Smoking Man™ is visibly shaken by coming close to public exposure. That moment of fear and weakness from the villain is pretty rewarding.
On our nine shelves, we have probably close to a thousand volumes ranging from art history to environmental policy, werewolves to opium dens, and comedy to tragedy. Most are non-fiction, but a few shelves are dedicated to comics, novels, and short stories. We have an art and design section and a psychology section, periodicals and religion.
Take a look back and recognize those who helped shape your path and thank them. Reach out to your teachers, friends, and coworkers and let them know you appreciate them. Let them know what an impact they have had on you and your life and send them genuine thanks. No one got to where they are in life by themselves, not a single person, so take a moment to thank those who have helped you.
A well kept secret of Durham lives right across the street from one of the city’s most prestigious restaurants. What looks like a highway rest stop is actually the best homemade Mexican restaurant in the Triangle. La Vaquita, the funny looking building with the cow on the roof, may not be fancy but they serve up authentic and delicious Mexican cuisine every day of the week.
Here in the US, many of us think of a ball in New York’s Times Square descending a mast in time with a count down clock as the main event. Essentially we are celebrating the turn of the clock. But, let’s think about it for a moment. What the new year really signifies is the completion of an approximately 585 million mile journey about our nearest star. That’s pretty incredible!