Pull Up a Chair: Awakenings

By: Saturday November 29, 2014 4:00 am

Will you be in line? I confess the music gets me psyched. (How ’bout that new light saber?)


Pull Up a Chair: Mayan Creation Story

By: Saturday November 8, 2014 4:00 am

Much of the story of creation of the Maya, the Popol Vuh, appears in carved representations throughout the temples that are being excavated many places in Mesoamerica.

The Popol Vuh relates the story which formed the basis of many of the Maya legend, and their celebrations. In the myths, after making the animals, the gods created a few versions of those they would give the job on this earth of properly serving them as gods.

Pull Up a Chair on The Day of the Dead

By: Saturday November 1, 2014 4:00 am

Well here’s me making the pancakes, ¿what are bringing to our Day of the Dead fiesta?

Pull Up a Chair — and putting your feet up

By: Saturday October 25, 2014 4:00 am

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Pull Up a Chair: Monarch Butterflies

By: Saturday October 4, 2014 4:00 am

Where I used to live I let the milkweed grow wild on the side of the house. It’s not a particularly attractive plant and its latex sap and ant honeydew makes for a sticky mess, but the blooms were sweetly fragrant and it’s the food source for the Monarch butterfly. As noted in the video, the milkweed evolved its own poison to protect it which the monarch out-evolved, even incorporating the poison into its own defense. Monarch’s cannot exist without the milkweed.

Pull Up a Chair: Game Night

By: Saturday August 30, 2014 4:00 am

We always played games growing up, a lot of board games, I liked Clue and Parcheesi and the times I got to play Life at my cousins, for some reason that wasn’t in our games closet. Never cared much for Monopoly, it just went on and on – but we didn’t know the rules, really. Also a lot of card games, we played a lot of cards. I learned how to play bridge in college, that’s a great game, Gin Rummy is good, too. In high school a lot of my classmates played Pinochle, but now I can’t remember how it goes.

Oh, and Backgammon.

What games do you play when you get together with friends and family?

Pull Up a Chair: Ice Ice Baby

By: Saturday August 23, 2014 4:00 am

Good morning everybody. No doubt you’ve seen the clips of various people taking the ice bucket challenge. My grandmother had ALS, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis aka Lou Gehrig’s disease. She was only in her 50s when she passed on, it robbed us of a grandmother. It’s a merciless death.

So I’ve personally been appreciative of all the ice bucket challenges accepted and posted on youTube. And better still, all the money raised, hopefully speeding up new treatments and perhaps prevention. Do you know anyone who took the challenge — besides Cindy Kouril, that is?

Pull Up a Chair: Elephant Rescues

By: Saturday July 12, 2014 4:00 am

Raju, a 50 year old elephant captured when young and grossly mistreated, was rescued recently. He wept as he was freed.

Pull Up a Chair: Fictional Fathers

By: Saturday June 14, 2014 4:00 am

Tomorrow is Father’s Day
Who are your favorite fictional fathers?

Pull Up a Chair: iDIOTS

By: Saturday May 31, 2014 4:00 am

Recognize anyone?

This animation was created as a promo piece by Big Lazy Robot, a Spanish visual effects outfit. For the “actors,” they built model-kit robots (via Japan, of course).

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