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Houston, We Have A Problem . . . September 26, 2011

Posted by nrhatch in Blogging.
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Is anyone else having issues with WP today?

All I’m getting is blank pages without links to new posts and comments.

No easy way to get from “here” to “there” since I can’t open my subscription links either. 

Hopefully, it will be sorted out soon.  Until then, may the force be with you.

Meet Gandhi . . . A Tiger Cub September 26, 2011

Posted by nrhatch in Animals, Life Balance, Nature.
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On Saturday, Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day, we returned to Ringling  Museum to tour a new wing of the Tibbals Learning Center & Circus Museum:

While there, we enjoyed a special treat . . . meeting Gandhi:

A 4-month-old Tiger Cub visiting from Big Cat Habitat in Sarasota, FL:

Big Cat Habitat, a Gulf Coast Sanctuary, educates the public about the need to preserve natural habitat for wild animals like Gandhi:

On a related note . . . remember this Big Cat from our last visit to Ringling?

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Handcarved by volunteers at the museum, this tiger’s mouth detail involved taking a dental plate from a tiger at the Big Cat Habitat & Gulf Coast Sanctuary (while it was under anesthesia for another procedure).

My . . . what big teeth you have!

Music Monday: Dancing In The Dark September 26, 2011

Posted by nrhatch in Mindfulness, Music & Dance, Poetry.
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Procrastination
Shuffling random paper piles
Out of sheer ennui

The sun emerges
Chasing idle cares away
Work will have to wait

Dancing on the deck
Decked out in t-shirt and shorts
This is where it’s at

It’s hard to be sad
In a life filled with laughter
Smiles displace frowns

Spirit and music
A life less ordinary
Melodies resound

Celebrating life
Being at one with the world
Dancing in the dark