Sunday, February 8, 2009

Good News for February 8 (Posted by Mary Beth)

Check out The Flog - Author Chris Fabry's Blog

"Chris Fabry is a radio personality and author. Share his insights and emotions on his blog, The Flog."

Click here for a blog concerning his son.

Tuning in to hear others: In a chaotic world, companies emphasize listening skills

Is listening under siege?

"Do you have trouble listening? Deborah Hicks, chief human resources officer at Harvard Medical School, thinks so. Listening is an overlooked skill in an era of hurried schedules, high-tech overload, and now economic anxieties, says Hicks, whose 8- and 13-year-old sons keep her honest by demanding that she repeat back what they say, if they suspect she's not hearing them fully."

Click here to listen in on the discussion.

Underwater stones puzzle archeologists

"Forty feet below the surface of Lake Michigan in Grand Traverse Bay, a mysterious pattern of stones can be seen rising from an otherwise sandy half-mile of lake floor.

Likely the stones are a natural feature. But the possibility they are not has piqued the interest of archeologists, native tribes and state officials since underwater archeologist Mark Holley found the site in 2007 during a survey of the lake bottom."

The rest of the story is here.

Daffodil Hill: A California Gem

"Amador County, California is home to a seasonal delight. Daffodil Hill is the family homestead of the McLaughlin family, who settled in the area in the 1880s. A four acre area blooms with hundreds of varieties of daffodils and other flowers."

Visit the Amador County Chamber of Commerce tribute to this wonderful garden.

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