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It was 1826. British sailors of the third rate, 74-gun ship Wellington had docked in the Sandwich Islands, on the island of Maui. Tasked with resupplying fresh water, a barrel was then rinsed out ...
by Nulwee
Comment Count 24 comments on Fri Nov 23, 2012 at 11:04 AM PST with 198 Recommends
Cross-posted at La Vita Locavore and Progressive Blue. I am grateful when ...
by Eddie C
Comment Count 160 comments on Sat Jul 18, 2009 at 08:40 PM PDT with 120 Recommends
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by pat of butter in a sea of grits
Comment Count 233 comments on Fri May 13, 2011 at 04:12 PM PDT with 118 Recommends
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 20 comments on Sat Feb 02, 2013 at 04:06 PM PST with 75 Recommends
Today makes the 79th anniversary of the establishment of the Civilian Conservation Corps, Roosevelt’s Forest Army. On March 21, 1933, a day after entering office as President in the midst of the ...
by craigkg
Comment Count 43 comments on Thu Apr 05, 2012 at 10:41 AM PDT with 73 Recommends
This is the third in an ongoing series of diaries profiling our National Parks and public lands. This week I would like to introduce you to Capitol ...
by Phoenix Rising
Comment Count 77 comments on Thu Mar 10, 2011 at 08:30 AM PST with 71 Recommends
This time of year is always hard -- short days and inclement weather tend to make me stay inside most of the time, which tends to exacerbate symptoms of SAD . And I have more tangible sadness going ...
by klompendanser
Comment Count 59 comments on Sun Jan 06, 2013 at 07:30 AM PST with 65 Recommends
Nestled between La Jolla to the south, San Diego to the east, Del Mar to the north, and the blue Pacific Ocean to the west is Torrey Pines State ...
by TheOrchid
Comment Count 75 comments on Tue Feb 22, 2011 at 07:11 AM PST with 64 Recommends
Since dumping Photobucket to become a member of the Flickrati my photostream has evolved into a visual diary. It's fun to keep track of my movements that way and it seems I'm not yet ready for ...
by Eddie C
Comment Count 30 comments on Wed Apr 30, 2014 at 04:17 PM PDT with 59 Recommends
Note: I'm Robert Cruickshank, Public Policy Director for the Courage Campaign Meg Whitman is a master of slick campaigning. Her feelgood radio and TV ads are designed to make her seem like a ...
by eugene
Comment Count 45 comments on Tue Feb 23, 2010 at 03:26 PM PST with 51 Recommends
It's a bit late to enjoy autumn views. It's even too late to enjoy kicking through colorful leaves on the ground. I did enjoy four colorful autumn walks in the park this past autumn and came away ...
by Eddie C
Comment Count 33 comments on Sun Jan 12, 2014 at 12:58 PM PST with 48 Recommends
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 21 comments on Fri Dec 28, 2012 at 09:08 AM PST with 46 Recommends
Got a Happy Story is a community gathering every Monday night where we share stories large and small that have put a smile on our face. The Happy Story diary exists as a way to anchor ...
by dadanation
Comment Count 94 comments on Mon Oct 19, 2009 at 05:24 PM PDT with 45 Recommends
During the 20th Century’s Great Depression the American government employed millions of unskilled workers through the Works Progress Administration (WPA) to built parks throughout the country. ...
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 15 comments on Fri Feb 10, 2012 at 02:10 PM PST with 42 Recommends
As in most large cities, Dublin has a number of large parks where people often come to feel apart from the hustle and bustle of every-day city life. St. Steven’s Green was originally a medieval ...
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 9 comments on Fri Jun 22, 2012 at 08:26 AM PDT with 39 Recommends
I'm going to show you where my dad lives in Denver I went to visit my dad in Denver from last Thursday through yesterday. I hadn't been back there to visit in 3 years. He came to visit me about ...
by paradise50
Comment Count 63 comments on Mon Sep 09, 2013 at 05:00 PM PDT with 36 Recommends
(This was written for a local paper, about local outrages, but it has been suggested that it might also travel to other people, in other places. Links to some of the more obscure references ...
by blueness
Comment Count 17 comments on Sat Mar 03, 2007 at 11:36 PM PST with 35 Recommends
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 9 comments on Sat May 19, 2012 at 04:41 PM PDT with 33 Recommends
Public parks are, of course, socialistic as they are, or were, intended to be used by all of the public without regard to ability to pay. This is a strong push today for privatization by ...
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 13 comments on Sat May 03, 2014 at 02:34 PM PDT with 32 Recommends
A cool, foggy, misty afternoon in ...
by blueyedace2
Comment Count 39 comments on Sun Nov 21, 2010 at 06:40 PM PST with 32 Recommends