Lions

Photo: Ron Mader, Llano Park (Some rights reserved) Wildlife spotlight on the lion. CelebrationsWorld Lion Day is August 10 Wikipedia: The lion (Panthera leo) is a species in the family Felidae, and a member of the genus Panthera. It exhibits a pronounced sexual dimorphism; males are larger than females with a typical weight range of …

Maropeng, Cradle of Humankind

Photo: Flowcomm, Visitors’ Center (Some rights reserved) The Maropeng Visitors Centre – maropeng.co.za – opened in 2005. The site comprises the Sterkfontein Caves, where about 35% of the world’s hominid fossils have been found. Maropeng means “the place where we come from” in Setswana (Tswana)/south-africa/, the main Indigenous language in this area of South Africa. …

New Music

Image: Lil Smokies New music is featured on this page includes links to Amazon.com (where Planeta.com generates a commission) as well as musician websites and related info: Lil Smokieshttps://www.thelilsmokies.com/https://the-lil-smokies.myshopify.com/https://www.youtube.com/TheLilSmokies https://genius.com/artists/The-lil-smokies The Lil Smokies Keep Progressive Bluegrass Going on ‘Tornillo’ Videos California Brother Brotherscompassrecords.com/artist/the-brother-brothersThe Brother Brothers Announce New Album ‘Cover to Cover’ Regina Spektorreginaspektor.comYouTubeWikipedia Videos Becoming …

David McCullough

Photo: Peter Gene, History (Some rights reserved) Wikipedia: David Gaub McCullough (July 7, 1933 – August 7, 2022) was an American author, narrator, popular historian, and lecturer. He is a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States’ highest civilian …

Mexico City Links

Escudo Ciudad de México What would locals like others know about Mexico City? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random order: HeadlinesHow Explore Mexico City by Bike with EcoBiciTaking In Mexico City’s History By Canoe And Bike – NPR @ckahnWhat It’s Like to Visit Mexico City Now – BloombergLa calle de Corregidora y su hermoso …

Acknowledgement of Country

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) Acknowledgement of Country = Also see: Land Acknowledgementhttps://nativegov.org/news/a-guide-to-indigenous-land-acknowledgment Territory Acknowledgementhttps://native-land.ca/resources/territory-acknowledgement HeadlinesHow the Acknowledgment of Country became a core national custom — and why it matters – ABCLand acknowledgments meant to honor Indigenous people too often do the opposite – erasing American Indians and sanitizing history insteadLand acknowledgments are often an …

Labels

Photo: Ron Mader, Tin Can Labels, 2008 (Some rights reserved) Label = a word or phrase that names something or someone Translating: Are these labels helpful? Spanish: ¿Son útiles estas etiquetas?German: Sind diese Etiketten hilfreich? Recommended ListeningThe cost of trust – Caveat emptor – buyer beware HeadlinesSupermarket food could soon carry eco-labels, says study – …

Wildlife Tourism

Photo: Lisa McNee, BLM, Buck Creek Watchable Wildlife Area (Some rights reserved) Wildlife Tourism = Observation and interaction with local animal and plant life in their natural habitats Questions = Preguntas Which are the recommended wildlife tourism options and which should be avoided? = ¿Cuáles son las opciones de turismo de vida silvestre recomendadas y …

Johannesburg Links

Johannesburg Flag What would locals like others know about Johannesburg, South Africa? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesCollectors Treasury – Johannesburg, South Africa – Atlas ObscuraJohannesburg was named South Africa’s most environmentally friendly city for 2017 — QuartzPonte Tower: Urban slum transformed to tourist attraction – BBC NewsSearching for the soul of …