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Bald bird is beautiful... Author:  Katie Fallon If you know what you’re looking for, you can see them almost every day.  Displaying a characteristic wobble as the soar, turkey vultures are a common sight along the rural highways of southern Wisconsin every spring and summer.   Enigmatic birds that I rarely see on the ground, I often wonder what they’re up to.  Vulture uncovers much of the mystery that surrounds these majestic, but often disparaged, birds.  It also makes a passionate plea for their protection and respect. A co-founder of the Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia in Morgantown, West Virginia, author [...]

September 17th, 2019|Tags: |

World’s Fastest Man, The

Two-wheeled Triumph... Author:  Michael Kranish Most people find it hard to believe, but there was a brief moment in history when cycling was crazy popular all across America.  By the end of the 19th century, bicycle technology had become sophisticated enough to allow athletes to propel themselves at dangerously high speeds around a smooth oval track on bikes that are pretty similar to what we ride today.  The arrival of the automobile was still a decade or two in the future, so audiences who were looking for high speed thrills thronged by the thousands to velodromes across the country, watching [...]

September 17th, 2019|Tags: |

Murder Your Darlings

Mysteries and the Literati at the Algonquin Round Table Author: J. J. Murphy The who’s-who of the literary world, from fancy magazine authors to critics to poets all gather at the Algonquin Round Table for a bit of daily tête-à-tête and sarcasm. Imagine their shock then to discover a dead body – of a not so nice rival – stowed under their exclusive diner digs. That’s one way to ruin a meal. Enter the elusive William Faulkner, just a poor southern boy on a trip to the big bad city. He just may have seen something he shouldn’t have too, [...]

September 9th, 2019|Tags: |