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Crickets - the Gateway Bug

Chopsticks with cricket

Back in the early '90s, I got into buying, preparing, and eating caterpillars on a fairly regular basis. They were smoked and crunchy/chewy and delicious cooked in a peanut butter sauce with onions and garlic and hot peppers. On one of many trips through the Central African rainforest, the rickety and over-stuffed bus I was on broke down and some of the women passengers disappeared into the thick trees only to return within the hour with handfuls of caterpillars wrapped in their shawls.  

Medicare - Not for Communists - Whoops!!

Medicare has been in the news lately for turning 50 years old!  President Johnson signed Public Law 89-97 on July 30, 1965, creating Medicare.  The new law provided access to basic health care benefits available to all citizens 65 or older, regardless of income.  

State Flag or Country Flag?

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I'm a big fan of flags. Sometimes I think we should all have our own flag.

Flags have been in the news lately and I've found myself looking at various state flags and paying attention to them. One thing I noticed was how few I could actually pick out or identify on my own. The Western History/Genealogy department also wrote a great blog post about the history of the Colorado state flag.

The African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church

African Methodist Episocpal (AME) Shield

In his eulogy for Reverend Clementa Pinckney, President Obama focused much on the life of Reverend Pinckney and on God's grace - even breaking out into song with the first verse of "Amazing Grace."

In describing his life, Obama said:

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Mission Impossible

Here's a puzzle to work on.  What do these seemingly random people, places, and things have in common?  What's one thing that ties all of these together?  

The Mission : Impossible films are based on a TV series of the same name and star Tom Cruise as agent Ethan Hunt.  Production companies have included Paramount Pictures, Skydance Productions, TC Productions, and Bad Robot Productions.

How the Library Prepared Me to Buy a Used Car!

Used Car sign

I'd like to say that I tend to keep a car until it dies, but that would be a lie.  Both cars I've had in my adult life have been hit and deemed total losses.  Both were about 2 years old when I got them.   Both were paid off when hit.  So I'm forced to look for another car.   

A few weeks ago, our 2002 Honda was hit and deemed a total loss.  I turned to what I know best - the resources at the library.  And I asked a lot of people a lot of questions.  

Here's what I found really helpful: 

STEM Quiz!

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The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education Coalition was formed in 1999  to advocate for financial and political support of STEM programs for all students.  

Test your STEM knowledge below - good luck!!  

Entrepreneur? Startup? Take this quiz!

BarkBox

Do you have the next big idea? Are you an entrepreneur at heart? Do you have a startup you want to get started?

Denver Tool Library - and a quiz!

Denver Tool Library

Have you heard about the new Denver Tool Library?  It's opening up April 4th and it's going to be way cool. 

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