Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Cooperative Extension

Here in the late spring and early summer, many people will be getting serious about their home gardens.  If you're one of these people and your garden has a problem with bugs, or root rot, or blighted foliage, who can you turn to for help and advice?  If you're lucky enough to live near a land-grant college or university, you may be able to contact your local Cooperative Extension office.  To read more about Extension offices and their educational role, see this page from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture:

Even if you don't have a green thumb, with their advice you may be able to produce some produce that will make people think that you do.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs

A biker gang shootout in Waco, Texas on Sunday left 9 people dead and landed 192 people in jail.  Outlaw motorcycle gangs are not just something you see on TV.  They are very real and they're involved in numerous criminal activities.  To read more about the major outlaw gangs, see this page from Organized Crime and Gang Section of the U.S. Department of Justice:

The prevalence of biker gangs is just one more reason to watch carefully for motorcycles as you're driving and be courteous to their riders.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Finding a Job

It's graduation season and newly minted graduates all over the country will soon be looking for jobs.  Whether they're seeking a summer job or a more permanent position, the site from the General Services Administration provides links to information that can be invaluable, especially to those who might want to work for the federal government:

Congratulations graduates and happy hunting!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Tequila (Space Image)

Happy Cinco de Mayo!  One topic near and dear to many revelers hearts today will be tequila.  Much tequila, of course, comes from the Mexican city of Tequila, seen here in this "Space Image" from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California:

Many beautiful images of other locations are available if you click the "View All Images" link near the bottom of the page. 

If you're celebrating today, please remember to designate a driver. (Especially if you work for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.  Tequila and jet fuel do not mix.)