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Friday, January 16, 2004


I was jolted awake before the 4:15 a.m. alarm. "What kind of a nut would go to Cambodia?" As I prepared for my departure, I tried to figure out what had possessed me to agree to this trip. Was it all those missionary magazines I used to pour over when I was young or was it Sam, the bubbly Cambodian orphan who had wriggled her way into our hearts ...more

Name: Great Blue Heron or Ardea herodias. The genus name, Ardea, is Latin for heron and the species name is Greek for heron. Despite this heron insistence, it is sometimes erroneously referred to as a crane, a blue crane, or a gray crane. Another of its common names is Big Cranky — I haven't discovered the reason. A more ...more

Huddling in a cozy armchair with a good book at the Gleason Library represents one way you can escape the arctic freeze. You can also stroll through the library and travel vicariously to the distant and warmer places captured in the photo-art of Melody Winnig. You can visit with a flamenco dancer in Spain, a man with tattoos in South Florida, or two men at ...more

2004 The Carlisle Mosquito