Garden for Birds # 3

Well, another week is passing us by. I want to thank everyone who writes me back. Gardens and birds can bring total strains together. IS NOT IT GREAT! I feel as though I'm getting to know you and we are becoming neighbors. You may have fledgling by now. None for me just yet. Even with Michigan weather, things are changing in the yard everyday now. Birds come and go. Plants seem to grow a foot some days. New blooms, new plants. Chipmunk is still on the loose. Karen is in a battle with some rabbits munching down her pansies. Baby powder works wonderful until it rains. Same with ammonia water. I may have to break down and get some liquid fence. Oh well ……………………. Last week I was pointing out ways to attract more birds by building under the tree canopies. There are birds that live in all levels of

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Greek Wines – The Nectar of the Gods

Have you ever wondered where the reference to wines being the "nectars of the Gods" comes from? It comes to us from the myths of ancient Greece of course where wine was revered as part of many ancient religious festivals known as Bacchanals and where it was a wonder potion that was also known to restore virility, bestow mortality and revive the dead. Perhaps this ancient culture had a clue as to how healthy red wine really is for you and that is why their citizens revered it so much. In fact the reason that many Westerners seek out eating in a Greek restaurant such as the beautiful rustic Niko's Greek Taverna in White Plains, New York is to sample the healthy wines which also have the well-known side effect of making you feel quite euphoric, Robust and neatly settled as well. Greece in general boasts an extensive roster of

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How Advertising and Marketing Got Started

Advertising, as we know it, probably started to prosper in 1904 when John E. Kennedy gave the world that definition: Advertising is Salesmanship-in-Print. A definition that has not been bettered since and many have tried. But modern day advertising started a few years earlier than Kennedy when Richard Sears produced the very first mail order catalog (around 1892). This catalog contained hundreds of pages of articles for sale and each with their own sales copy. And Sears Roebuck is still going strong today, in marketing and sales. Around this time, advertising agencies sprang up everywhere. And the people they employed and trained, left us with such treasures that all top marketers today display in their resource libraries and use to their advantage. Shortly after Kennedy arrived on the scene, Claude Hopkins came along. He left us with a legacy we should all thank him for. He pioneered market testing, sampling,

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Why Exotic Pets Should Not Be Banned

We all know how special interest groups can blow things out of proportion – like the nonexistent “Exotic Pet Crisis.” If you listened to some animal rights groups, you’d think keeping exotic pets is cruel, dangerous, and even bordering on treason! Before you buy that agenda, consider that a junior high student once made a convincing case for banning dihydrogen monoxide: colorless, odorless, and tasteless, it kills thousands of people every year. Most deaths are caused by inhalation, but the dangers of dihydrogen monoxide do not end there. Prolonged exposure to its solid form causes severe tissue damage. Dihydrogen monoxide is also known as hydroxl acid, is the major component of acid rain, may cause severe burns, contributes to land erosion, may cause electrical failures and decreased effectiveness of automobile brakes, and has been found in excised tumors of terminal cancer patients. This report was presented to 50 students, asking

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