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  • The DC-8 airborne laboratory is one of several NASA aircraft that will fly in support of five new investigations into how different aspects of the interconnected Earth system influence climate change.
    image credit: NASA
  • We parents have always been saps. Thirty-seven years ago, my infant daughter, who had no control over her bladder, was unable to feed herself, and couldnít focus both eyes in the same direction, said clearly, ďI want a Cabbage Patch doll for Christmas.Ē I was pathetic then and Iím still pathetic. When our children or grandchildren speak, we listen. When they cry, we start the motor of the car. When they threaten to stop breathing, we salivate, grow fur, and become predatory.
  • UMM partners with Sherman Housing Authority & Texoma Housing Partners to spread Christmas joy
  • In more than two decades of listening to elderwriters sharing reminiscences, I have noticed that the Christmas season has often been the setting for unforgettable childhood memories. They are as precious as gold nuggets or polished gems.
  • Rack of lamb is a cut from the ribs. Often the rib bones are exposed by trimming meat and fat from the bones and covering them. The word lamb comes from the German word lambiz.
  • Earliest date for the winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere. Winter solstice is an astronomical phenomenon which marks the shortest day and the longest night of the year. Worldwide, interpretation of the event has varied from culture to culture, but many cultures have held a recognition of rebirth, involving holidays, festivals, gatherings, rituals or other celebrations around that time. photo of Winter Solstice sunrise at Stonehenge