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Don’t Be A Jailbird

On June 20, 1782 Federal lawmakers approve the Seal of the United States, depicting the bald eagle. It’s well known that not all of those involved in the process were happy: Benjamin Franklin is noted as having a preference that the seal portray a more naturally American bird such as the wild turkey saying it was a “bird of courage…would not hesitate to attack a grenadier of the British guards who should presume to invade his farm yard with a red coat on.” Which, I guess, what else can you ask from a bird?

Distracted Driving

We all know texting and driving is bad. Study after study has shown that it impairs driver attention and performance, making operators less aware of both hazardous and routine road conditions. And it’s not just texting. Some sources say that upwards of 500,000 people _at any given moment_ are using their smartphone hands-on in some way while driving.

Bushels of Fun

With fall comes not only the changing of leaves but the bearing of fruit. Crisp and fresh, apples form the cornerstone of any afternoon fruit picking adventure. It’s an activity suitable for the entire family, with a whole slew of fall dinners, desserts and beverages that can be crafted from the All-American fruit. Fresh pressed apple cider is perhaps the most staple fall drink—just pair it with some donuts and you’re good to go.

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