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    Memphis Beall St area at night

    In Memphis you never know. Sometimes it feels like we have shootings everyday. You just never know where or when they will occur. Sometimes it's on the interstate. Sometimes it's in neighborhoods. Sometimes it's at places of business. There was a drive-by shooting downtown near Peabody Place this weekend that killed a girl about to graduate from high school. News reports say she was just standing on the sidewalk when someone drove by and opened fire into the group standing there. ETA: Generally, it's okay downtown as long as you're in groups,stay in well-lit areas, and are aware of your surroundings, but just know that, sadly, things can and do happen.
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    New educational streaming service

    This looks great! Thanks for sharing.
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    Extreme resistance to writing in Elemental Science

    Would they be receptive to typing their reports? We are using this course, too, this year for my 11yr old daughter, and she has requested permission to type her reports. I will most likely keep the reports in a folder separate from her student guide.
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    Any fellow birders here?

    I just caught up on this thread today and am so bummed Pink Elephant is gone. Sure wish she would rejoin us. : (
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    Any fellow birders here?

    52 robins in our yard today!!!!! Must be a sign of warmth ahead. We have abundant robins in our yard in the spring and summer, usually a handful in the fall, but hardly any in the winter. I was shocked by the large presence today. Sheer craziness.
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    Any fellow birders here?

    KrissiK, we have Bushnell binoculars, and they've served us well. Good choice!
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    Any fellow birders here?

    Margaret in CO, we need to visit you. My dd wants to see a mountain bluebird so badly. That and the painted bunting are her dream birds right now. Seeing either would make her very happy. Does anyone else here log their daily bird sightings into ebird? Or is anyone doing project feeder watch? We've been using ebird for a few years, and this is our second year for project feeder watch. We did the nest watch this past spring/summer, too. Pink Elephant, I wonder if our winter juncos could be your little guys that return to you each spring? We're always so sad to see them leave and so happy when they return. We are pretty lucky because we have a nice variety of birds year round. The species just rotate with the seasons. Hummingbird migration is an especially fun time of year since our feeders are just outside the living room windows. The ruby throats are our little buddies. We always leave our nectar feeders up hoping to get a winter hummer, but so far no luck. A calliope would be incredible, but if we are ever lucky enough to get one it would most likely be a rufous or an anna's. Still, we would be happy with whatever decided to join us.
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    Any fellow birders here?

    We are a birding family and have created a bird friendly habitat in our yard. At this time of year, we have cardinals, bluejays, mockingbirds, eastern towhees, tufted titmice, a ruby crowned kinglet, carolina wren, carolina chickadees, downy woodpeckers, redbellied woodpeckers, yellow bellied sapsuckers, house sparrows, white throated sparrows, dark eyed juncos, mourning doves, a sharp shinned hawk, and a red shouldered hawk. We are still waiting for the fox sparrows to show up this year. Occassionally, we still receive a visit from a brown thrasher or a robin in the colder months. We saw a golden eagle fly over the yard about a month ago, but that is not a normal sighting for us. It must have just been passing through.
  9. Okay, now that you've found me, let's be friends! You know pretty much all of my private stuff anyway, right?! : ) Hugs and smooches!

  10. Thanks for the post- I was just googling Logan- something made me panic, I will promptly forget your secret Id, and leave you to your privacy!!!! I read stuff here all the time! But rarely say anything.... Thanks for all the help!!!

    Love ya


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    Rules of the game: if you find this (anyone except the cookie thief themselves) then post here to say "I caught the cookie thief! BUT... someone else took 104 cookies from the cookie jar!" That way we know this player has been caught and we'll look on another profile. Next, copy this entire post and paste it onto someone else's profile (player must have more than 100 posts and must have been active in the last month.) Lastly, change the type in red so that the numbers each increase by one. It will be easier to track that way. Please post your findings in the thread entitled SOMEONE STOLE A COOKIE! Forum Game. Have Fun!

  12. These cookies have been found! But someone else took 103 cookies from the cookie jar.

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    Interest driven education and *real* tea-time

    LOVE the way you educate. I think I'll print out your OP and paste it in a few places for inspiration.
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