Dennis Machicao

To Mothers One and All

Mother’s Day, a day that we honor our mothers for all they have and are doing to make us a better person has its origins in the early nineteen hundreds.   The originator…


Did You Know?

Did you know…. that at the venerable Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City there is a rooftop garden that houses a colony of beehives. The hotel’s culinary teams, who are trained beekeepers,…

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Pity the Fool

April Fools Day is celebrated in countries in Europe, Australia, Brazil, United States and Canada. Although not an official holiday in any country, it is observed by instigating pranks or practical jokes on…


The Red Cross, What Would We Do Without You?

The American Red Cross, founded by Clara Barton in Washington, D.C. on May 21, 1881, has been and is the premier humanitarian organization in the United States and throughout the world by its…

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Can’t Bear to See Them Go

One of the youngest of the bear species and the largest carnivorous land mammal on Earth, is the Polar Bear. Males can weight up to 1700 pounds and measure 7 to 8 feet…

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Getting to Know You, Getting to Know All About You

With the surprising current events in regard to the normalization of diplomatic relations with Cuba, there is excitement and high anticipation of re-discovering this mysterious communist island just 90 miles off the coast…

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6 Hybrid Cars You Should Consider

With the beginning of a new year, and 2015 is no exception, many of us make resolutions that are kept for a varied degree of time during the year. And if you are…

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Gentleman, Start Your Engines…Quietly

Channel surfing the other day I was very surprised to find a new sport that is very green in relation to the environment. Well it’s not really a new sport but rather a…

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Eat, Fly, and Be Happy

Whether you are a once in a while airline traveler or a genuine road warrior you have surly experienced airport terminal food that, let’s say, is not on the top ten gourmet list….

Cattelya orchid with 3 Brazilian hummingbirds. A painting of the Amazon rain forest by Martin Johnson Heade (1871)

The Amazon

All over the world there are eco-systems that are homes to a wide number of animal and flora species but none are as vast and as versatile as the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest. Although…

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