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Friday, November 15, 2019

The Audubon Mural Project (Friday's Facts)





The Audubon Mural Project is a collaboration between the National Audubon Society and the NYC gallery known as "Gitler &_____" to create murals of climate-threatened birds throughout John James Audubon's old Harlem‐based neighborhood in New York City.

The project is inspired by the legacy of the great American bird artist and pioneering ornithologist and is energized by Audubon’s groundbreaking report "Survival By Degrees."

Audubon's scientists have found that climate change will threaten at least half of all North American birds with extinction, and that no bird will escape the impacts of climate-change-related hazards like increased wildfire and sea-level rise. The project commissions artists to paint murals to call attention to this problem, and it has been widely covered in the media.

The pictures atop this entry feature details from two murals located near 157th street in Manhattan.

Hmmm.. wonder what it was like for those living in the places whose windows we see here to witness this awesome project in the making?

---- On another note: I'm so moved by these murals whose aim is to raise awareness about endangered birds, which is also a mission of my three volume book series, Words In Our Beak (although my books are designed to raise awareness re a number of birds, not just endangered ones).

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Thursday's Testimony re Sponge Bob



This past Tuesday I announced that an article of mine re the 2019 Macy's Thanksgiving Parade participants had been published by iLovetheUpperWestside.com on November tenth.

Now, a few days after my article appeared, Sponge Bob is trending on Twitter as per his 2020 movie (he will not be in the parade this year).

Upon seeing this new, I recalled (in a a Facebook posting) how I loved seeing Sponge Bob in the 2012 and 2013 (first two photos included atop this entry respectively) as well as in Macy's 2016 and 2017 Parade (featured in the photos respectively that are directly below).



I will miss the character in this year's event but I'm willing to bet that because of the 2020 movie, Sponge Bob will be in next year's parade.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Musings re Sonic (Wednesday's Wisdom)



Yesterday I announced that an article of mine re the 2019 Macy's Thanksgiving Parade participants had been published by iLovetheUpperWestside.com on November tenth.

A few days after my article appeared the new look of Sonic The Hedgehog was trending on Twitter and I recalled (in a tweet and on Facebook) how I loved seeing "old" Sonic in the 2012 (first two photos included atop this entry) as well as in the 2013 Parade (featured in the photos directly below).



I will miss the character in this year's event but I'm willing to bet that because of the 2020 movie, Sonic will be in next year's parade and that is my wisdom for this Wednesday.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

NYC's Upper West-Siders Love a Parade! Tuesday's Truths WK 150


For this one-hundred and fiftieth segment of my Tuesday's Truths series, please let me share an inside secret with you: NYC's Upper West-Siders Love a Parade!

In honor of this fact, I've written an article s (Upper West Siders Love a Parade) and this past Sunday, Mike Mishkin in his on-line newsletter which focuses mainly on the UWS, and rightly so, after all, his daily publication is titled iLovetheUpperWestside.

Please click here to read my piece where you will learn fun facts about the character and novelty balloons who are scheduled to be in this years Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade which will occur in less than three weeks from today.

Monday, November 11, 2019

Monday's Memo: It's Veterans Day 2019

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Today is Veterans Day, an event to be revered, and one I've discussed here on Blogger in bygone years, please click this if you'd like to refer to those entries.

On another note — unfortunately, it seems society is not as reverent about this day as the cartoon posted below, so clearly illustrates.

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