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A Song for Ronan

Maya Thompson is a young mother, married to her husband Woody, with three sons; twins Liam and Quinn and their little brother Ronan who was born May 12, 2007. "The Journey Begins" was Maya Thompson's first online post, written after Maya and her sons returned home to Phoenix from a visit with family and friends in Washington. She was taking a picture of the three of them on her trip[...]

The Mystery Castle of Mary Lou Gulley

As a child, Mary Lou Gulley loved to build sandcastles and often, Mary's parents, Boyce and Frances would take the young girl to Alki Beach in Seattle. But when the waves came in and washed her castles away, Mary Lou would cry. Her father would comfort her, telling her she was his princess and one day, he would build her a castle big enough to live in. Then, in 1927, four years after[...]

Blogging Your Death

"Here it is. I'm dead." this is how Derek Miller's last blog post started. Derek Miller was one of the best known and earliest bloggers in Vancouver. When Derek was told that he had cancer he took his fight online. When he found out that his colorectal cancer had become terminal - he published that online too. When he died on May 3, 2011 it was not surprising that a posthumous blog post[...]

Solving the Mystery of Amelia Earhart's Disappearance

Thanks to another search for her plane, Amelia Earhart is still making news. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with members of "The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery" (TIGHAR) to discuss the unsolved case of the aviator. The group plans the search for Earhart's plane in June,[...]

The Magic of Monarchs

Every year tens of millions of monarch butterflies migrate more than 2000 miles to Mexico to get away from Canada's cold winters and they've been doing it for at least 10,000 years, according to recorded history. Their transcontinental odyssey, continues to amaze scientists as the butterflies fly to the exact same place monarchs before them have been. They travel at around 6 mph, but[...]
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