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The Ostrich Festival

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When a friend asks if you want to go to the Ostrich Festival, the answer is always yes. A resounding yes! So off went Susan, a floormate from freshman year of college, her two kids, and me. Chandler AZ–look out! We’re here to have some fun! Rides that prove your age by how nauseous they […]

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Do Pumpkins Have Any Use Besides Halloween Decoration?

testingDo Pumpkins Have Any Use Besides Halloween Decoration?

I’m not going to answer that question here because I don’t really care. But the thought came to mind as I watched the folks of St. Joseph Missouri stack more than 800 jack-o-lanterns for PumpkinFest, plus the additional hundreds painted and glittered by school children. The 800+ are creating a “mountain”–built out of scaffolding. This […]

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The Tomato Festival – Pure and Simple

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Just because I think tomatoes are squishy, flavorless, and gross doesn’t mean I won’t go to a festival in their honor. I mean, they ARE colorful, and the festival was a fundraiser for the local fire department, so count me in! The Tomato Festival in Washington Boro, Pennsylvania introduced me to games I didn’t know […]

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What Gets Teen Boys Dancing? Apparently Disco.

testingWhat Gets Teen Boys Dancing? Apparently Disco.

You’re at a festival, waiting for the main show to start, so they play some music. The Electric Slide: a few women join the obligatory mascot. The bunny hop: the kids have a grand time. The double dutch funk (or something): no one knows what’s going on so the mascot is all alone. Y.M.C.A.: the […]

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Did You Know that Hollering was Fundamental Communication on Farms?

testingDid You Know that Hollering was Fundamental Communication on Farms?

Sitting on a buggy field in Spivey’s Corner, NC for the National Hollerin’ Contest (note: no “g” at the end of hollerin’) and it turns out there’s history, function, and art–it’s not just seeing who can yell the loudest. Holler at You Later In the days before phones (which far outnumber the days since we’ve […]

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