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Lord Ashcroft’s Republican Convention Diary: Days Three and Four

Lord Ashcroft’s Republican Convention Diary: Days Three and Four

“This is not the weirdest election in history, just in our lifetimes": Karl Rove

Vale Rev. H. D. Dennis – builder of Margaret’s Grocery and House of Prayer

Vale Rev. H. D. Dennis – builder of Margaret’s Grocery and House of Prayer

Margaret’s Grocery and Market is almost indescribable – it is at once evidence of an incredibly fertile imagination, a religious shrine, a jumble of thoughts and musings on the nature and power of religion and a work of architectural art. More than anything it is a validation of the freedom of expression in the built environment that is so apparent as you drive around the south – you can build just about anything, anywhere and anyhow here.

You call that a flood? THIS is a flood – the Mississippi River in May…

You call that a flood? THIS is a flood – the Mississippi River in May…

The real story, however, is what this is doing to the Mississippi river basin. Thankfully, we are protected by the best levees in the Valley (northern Delta counties), which did not even fail in 1927 (Cleveland hasn't been flooded by the River since 1903!), so unless there is an earthquake, we should be all right.

Po’ Monkey’s Lounge – Merigold, Bolivar County, Mississippi

Po’ Monkey’s Lounge – Merigold, Bolivar County, Mississippi

Dan Hipgrave: "A poster on the door warned: "Bring your liquor inside but not your beer." The walls were cluttered with posters and age-old postcards, while toy monkeys swung from the rafters. It was low lit – smoky but inviting, with beer and whiskey flowing freely."

Conferenceville in British Columbia

Conferenceville in British Columbia

In recent years Ethnoornithology has emerged as a valuable sub-discipline of ethnobiological research, partly for its potential to be able to make a valuable contribution to bird conservation and also as a means of empowering people of all cultures preserve, re-examine and discover the connections between individuals, groups and cultures and the birds that people hunt, venerate and cherish.

Po’ Monkey’s Lounge – Merigold, Mississippi

Po’ Monkey’s Lounge – Merigold, Mississippi

$5 entry, $3 beer - no fire or liquor licenses or other permits or authorities - and Po' Monkey vigorously enforces his own strict set of rules - no baseball caps, no guns, no baggy-ass pants - this effectively excludes young teenage gangsters from the lounge - no fighting, no beer bought in and no dope smoking.

Society of Ethnobiology 32nd annual conference – Tulane University, New Orleans

Society of Ethnobiology 32nd annual conference – Tulane University, New Orleans

New Orleans 4 years ago - there was no water purification equipment on site, no chemical toilets, no antibiotics and no anti-diarrheals stored for a crisis. There were no designated medical staff at work in the evacuation center.