Without proper care, grave sites – including stones – can fall into disrepair, often due to families moving out of the area, or passing away themselves. Veronica Hamilton of Hamilton’s Grave Care Services shares information on gravestone symbols, types of “grave goods,” and tips on how to correctly maintain gravestones.
In the Northern California coastal town of Fort Bragg, the Triangle Tattoo Museum offers visitors – whether the generally curious or those seeking tattoos – interesting exhibits of photographs and artifacts. Owners Madame Chinchilla and Mr. G have authored books and given lectures on all things tattoo.
A dog can be more than a homeless person’s best friend. It provides warmth, protection, and companionship. Troy Williams of RoadDogs Outreach shares his experiences of assisting the homeless to feed and care for their furry friends.
Pushing the envelope … well, pushing the stamp on the envelope … Dr. Ernie Bodai went where no man had gone before in funding breast cancer research: a fundraising postage stamp. Although it originated in the United States, it is now raising funds in over 70 countries. Today, you’ll meet Dr. Bodai, his long-time friend Joe Whalen, and Breck Philip of the Blue Gaucho Project (who will be performing at Blues for the Stamp), another strong supporter of the global breast cancer postage stamp campaign.
Andre Justice (“AJ”) loves the ladies, and loves to rap. He also happens to have cerebral palsy, so he needed a little assist to achieve his musical goals. He approached Amaru Yawo-El (“Düc”), a special educational assistant at Luther Burbank High School, who also performs hip hop. The power duo have recorded some tracks, and plan on assisting other students with learning disabilities to sing, perform, and record rap with their Anybody Can Rap (ABC-Rap)
With podcasts, we’ve actually returned to the good old days of radio, when there were entertaining shows – comedy, drama, suspense. Robert and Rosemarie Gerould of the Bob and Ro Radio Show re-enact old radio shows with scripts actually written during the original radio show days.
A day or two spent with mountains, canyons, or rivers, equals a year of therapy. Under the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act (10/2/68), selected rivers of the United States “… with their immediate environments, possess outstandingly remarkable scenic, recreational, geologic, fish and wildlife, historic, cultural or other similar values, shall be preserved in free-flowing condition … shall be protected …”