This is a photograph I took of a Sooty Tern on 12 September 2017 at Lake Strom Thurmond, SC, the day after Hurricane Irma (actually a tropical storm by then) passed through our area. Sooty Terns have no business being this far inland like this. They are a pelagic bird which means they spend their…… Continue reading Hurricane Irma and its effects on birds
This tweet by the Donald is a reaction to the breaking story in which some churches in Texas are suing FEMA. The Beckett Fund for Religious Liberty is representing Harvest Family, Rockport First Assembly of God, and the Hi-Way Tabernacle. Here’s the statement that the Beckett Fund for Religious Liberty put out. Here’s an excerpt…… Continue reading Trump wants FEMA to reimburse churches for helping victims of Hurricane Harvey
Here’s a compilation of the raptors from our two tours of Peru. We went on two trips to Peru, the first one in 2016 and the second one this past July. My wife and I enjoy traveling and going on birding and wildlife adventures. My wife has a real knack for planning and finding places…… Continue reading Raptors from our Peru trips
As we know, a president gets to nominate judges and so naturally Trump, elected as a Republican, has nominated two people with severe cases of religion-on-the-brain. Obviously Trump isn’t religious, you can tell that right away, he couldn’t care less about gods or religion, he’s only concerned about himself. However, Trump is being guided…… Continue reading Theocracy alert: Amy Coney Barrett and Jeff Mateer
Here’s another installment from our recent tour of Peru which happened to be the first leg of our tour. When my wife was communicating with Saturnino, our guide, prior to our tour, Satu suggested adding Plataforma to go see the Scarlet-banded Barbet, an endemic barbet. The Scarlet-banded Barbet was only just recently discovered and officially…… Continue reading The Scarlet-banded Barbet quest: Plataforma, Peru.
I can think of a lot more substantial measures that could help more than praying. A disaster of this magnitude needs boots on the ground, helicopters, medical supplies, food, and water. Quebec offered supplies and the Texas Secretary of State declined the offer and said, “just send prayers.” Trump is apparently back in Texas too in…… Continue reading Today is National Prayer Day!
President Trump is calling for a National Day of Prayer tomorrow, Sunday, 3 September 2017. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVv0Z9fTawU I don’t see one Muslim, Hindu, or anyone besides a Christian there at his announcement. I had to chuckle when I heard Ralph Reed say, “we all come together and we all bow to almighty God.” Ralph Reed,…… Continue reading Trump calls for National Day of Prayer on 9/3/17.