“Moana” is everything you would expect from a new feature animated movie from Disney. There is a strong-willed Princess who goes on a great adventure with her animal sidekick and many musical intervals.
Although it’s not just the catchy lyrics, tear-jerking story or beautiful animation that sets “Moana” apart, but the unique attention to detail and cultural history that’s behind it.
I’ve heard a lot of different words used to describe me and my vegan diet; extremist, hippie, tree-hugger, naïve – the list goes on. Then add my military background, where red-blooded, steak-eating, beer-drinking masculinity is a point of pride for most. Believe me, I’ve heard my fair share of ridicule. There are other words, that I believe, and evidence shows are far more accurate: sustainable, healthy, and ethical. Continue reading But, where do you get your protein?→
Former US Ambassador John M Koenig gave a presentation at Whatcom regarding our relationship with Russia and past/current events.
Koenig went over what started the deterioration in the relations between Moscow and other Western capitals, the first Cold War, where we’re at now and the brewing of a “new Cold War,” as well as NATO’s part in all of this, all the way up to our current standing.
Koenig went over the first Cold War, happening after World War II dating as early as 1947 and as late as 1991. Continue reading Koenig holds a talk on current relations with Russia→
Benjamin Franklin wrote a letter in 1784 with the idea that if our country were to set our clocks forward one hour so that the sun will set later in the day, everyone would save on candles and lantern oil. Also, people would be able to work deeper into the evenings outside because it was brighter.
Fast forward to 2017 and approximately 81 countries change their clocks to daylight saving time (DST) around the world according to TimeAndDate.com. In 1966, Congress passed the Uniform Time Act, creating one specific times for Americans to change their clocks.