Donald Glover, Lena Waithe and Sterling K. Brown Make Emmy Awards History


Emmy Winners Donald Glover, Sterling K. Brown and Lena Waithe (photos via

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At the 69th edition of the Emmy Awards, there was more diversity among nominees, and therefore winners, than there has been in previous years. Compelling actor Sterling K. Brown took home the hardware for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his role in NBC’s This Is Us. According to Entertainment Weekly, Brown is the first black actor to win the prize since Andre Braugher in 1998 for his role in Homicide: Life on the Street. During his backstage speech, Sterling reflectively acknowledged this achievement. “When I first got to [NYU] there was a poster of Gideon’s Crossing above the Public Theater, so I would see [Braugher’s] face all the time when I left my apartment to go to school,” he said, per The Ringer. “So, I’m bugging out…

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Colin Kaepernick Pledges $25K Toward Efforts to Keep DACA


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Colin Kaepernick has pledged $25,000 toward aid for immigrant youth and efforts to keep the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in place. The news comes in the wake of Donald Trump’s announced end of DACA, leaving the fate of some 800,000 young undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children up to Congress.

Kaepernick, who remains a free agent for the NFL, has been at the center of political controversy since his decision to take a knee last year during the National Anthem in protest of racism and police brutality. Additionally the former quarterback had pledged to donate $1 million toward efforts to help communities affected by systemic racism, social injustice and police brutality.

Kaepernick announced that a quarter of the $100,000 he donates to that end each month (for 10 months) will go toward children…

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Great Blue Heron, Wide Angle

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A Great Blue making his escape. I pulled my lens back as far as I could for this shot. This day I probably shot over 300 photographs of Herons.

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My intent was to get more landscape, less bird. Which I obviously did.

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I’m not sure if I pulled back too far, but the images are nice when viewed full screen.

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The marshes are beautiful but too often not enough attention is drawn to them when photographing wildlife.

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2017 September Challenge: Back Where I Come From – Day 18

McClendon Villa


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18. Did you like your childhood home? What did you like or not like about it?

Our house at 508 Wellington Street was a cool house. The way it was laid out, we could run circles around the inside of the house.  Once, my little brothers and cousins were doing this and one of them got turned around. Two of the boys ran head on into each other. OUCH!

When we moved to Starr, it was an adventure.  We spent some time without modern amenities, but that was okay…we were living in the woods! I loved living in the woods, riding my bike through them, and playing at the creek. It was great!

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Daily two word prompt So Lucky

At the point when life appears to be unjustifiable and questionable,

some way or another you have the capacity

to facilitate the misery and

influence me to feel as though

everything will be alright.

You have an astonishing measure of quality

that helps me through the unpleasant circumstances

what’s more, an awesome comical inclination

that can transform the attacks grins.

Knowing you’re close by,

realizing that I have you to incline toward,

realizing that you will dependably be there,

gives me comfort.

I am so lucky to have you in my life

I am honored .

September 18th is National Cheeseburger Day!

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Here are today’s five thing to know about Cheeseburger:

  • The oldest fast food restaurant in the world is the White Castle franchise, which opened in 1921.
  • The people of America eat more burgers out at restaurants or on the go than they do at home.
  • The largest hamburger ever created was over 8,000 pounds and was cooked for a burger festival in Wisconsin.
  • However, the hamburger in its current form, with ground beef and a bun, is a decidedly American creation.
  • Hamburgers are made of beef, not ham, and there is much debate over whether they actually originated in Hamburg.

Today’s Food History

  • 1709 Samuel Johnson, dictionary author, was born. I have read somewhere that he served his cat fresh shucked oysters.
  • 1851 The first edition of the New York Times was published.
  • 1883 Elmer Maytag was born. Founder of the Maytag Co., washing machine manufacturer. One of his descendants…

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Roasted Salmon Tacos with Lemon and Feta Cream Sauce

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My postings have been a bit sporadic lately. I am posting entirely from my phone or tablet since my laptop died two weeks ago. This is such a minor thing in the scheme of life but it is entirely frustrating to me as it takes so much longer to create a post and I don’t have the same capability to edit my photos. So you get the raw pictures of my plate.

My family loves salmon and I don’t make it nearly often enough. This is such a simple meal that it took about 30 minutes to make and have us seated at the table!


This was so very delicious. The salmon was perfectly cooked and the cream sauce added a hint of freshness to the whole dish. We just added some baby spinach leaves to our tacos but you can add whatever you like to yours!

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Great Blue Heron, Playing Chicken

They are very big birds, but head on so thin they are hard to see. Unless one is flying, full speed, right at you. And obviously on purpose I should add.

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So fast and thin keeping focus was very difficult. Besides I could hear him coming. Obviously I stood there taking shots, like him I had no place else to go either.

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Finally he reached to opening in the canopy and banked away.

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I knew he wanted to get down the enclosed path to the open marsh before I cut him off. But there had to be other options.

Like the rest of us have sometimes ‘it was a good idea at the time’ moment. We all have them.

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