Flown Away~

Springtime calls for migration…even amongst we human beings! Cindy is visiting Greece and points further East – I can’t wait to see photos of her destinations!
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Yep, we just did it again. It seems as as normal as staying home.There is so much to miss leaving The Holler.

The year round Holler hummers are brave in an non-conformist way, they choose not to migrate thousands of miles across the Gulf of Mexico, but to stay year round with us at The Holler, despite winter temps that frequently fall well below freezing and could easily kill them.

Other migrating travelers visit us seasonally.


There are four hummers that lived at The Holler year-round this year. These are two of them. They rely on our feeders and bugs to keep them alive year round.

Now we have flown off before the full complement of spring unfolds, missing all The Holler spring has to offer. Don’t worry, family remain at The Holler while we are away, to take care of all our critters including the birds.


I look forward…

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Jay Z and Weinstein Co. to Make Trayvon Martin Film and Documentary Series

This is excellent – shining a spotlight on this is necessary, especially with Beauregard Jefferson Sessions in the position that he holds. Trayvon Martin didn’t get due justice, and there needs to be deep examination of why.

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Trayvon Martin (photo via variety.com)

article by Justin Kroll and Brent Lang via variety.com

Shawn “Jay Z” Carter and the Weinstein Company are partnering on an ambitious series of film and television projects about Trayvon Martin.  The indie label and the rap icon won a heated bidding war for the rights to two books — “Suspicion Nation: The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin Injustice and Why We Continue to Repeat It” and “Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin.” The 2012 shooting of the 17 year-old Martin sparked a national debate about racial profiling and inequities of the criminal justice system that brought about the Black Lives Matter movement.

The African-American high school student was killed by George Zimmerman, 28, who was a member of the neighborhood watch in his Florida community. He claimed he shot Martin, who was unarmed, in self defense after the two…

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Documentary “The Duce’s Boxer” Details How Leone Jacovacci, an African Italian Boxer, Humiliated Mussolini

This will be worth seeing, if it makes the way stateside…I’m looking forward to it!
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1928 European Middleweight Champion Leone Jacovacci (photo via eurweb.com)

article via eurweb.com

A documentary about Leone Jacovacci, a black Italian boxer who discredited 20th century Italian dictator Benito Mussolini’s racist ideology by winning a European boxing title is making waves in Italy and abroad, reports Variety. “The Duce’s Boxer” tells the story of Jacovacci, an African Italian born in the Congo who won the 1928 European middleweight title by beating Mario Bosisio, a white Italian boxer supported by the country’s Fascist leaders, in front of 40,000 fans in Rome’s National Stadium.

Mussolini, outraged, then ordered Jacovacci and his achievement erased from Italy’s history books. But 89 years later, Jacovacci’s story has been resurrected. “The Duce’s Boxer” premieres today (March 21) in 25 Italian cities to mark the U.N. International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

Based on the book “Black Roman” by Italian sociologist Mauro Valeri

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Colin Kaepernick Secures Cargo Plane and $1 Million in Aid via GoFundMe for Somalia

Colin Kaepernick is a hero in my book – for this, and many other reasons! He has confidence, conviction, and dedication…his actions speak volumes!
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Colin Kaepernick (photo via essence.com)

article by Paula Rogo via essence.com

Kaepernick is putting his money, and power, where his mouth is

Former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick continues to make philanthropic waves after securing a way to provide relief to the people of Somalia. After joining a Twitter campaign beseeching Turkish Airlines to send a cargo plane with aid, the former quarterback announced on Twitter Friday that he had secured one from the airline to bring supplies to the East African nation.

Turkish Airlines is one of the few that travel to Somalia, and the flight is expected to take place March 27.

The GoFundMe page’s goal is $1 million, a number it quickly surpassed in 24 hours.

“This is a victory for the people, this is a victory for the people of Somalia,” said Kaepernick. “It was done out of love, out of respect for these people. We wanted…

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Jon Batiste – What A Wonderful World – Live at the 50th Montreux Jazz Festival

Jon Batiste is a true genius of a musician. In light of the passing of one of the REAL kings of Rock & Roll, I felt that this post was worthy of re-blogging. Jon Batiste carries the torch passed on to him by the legends.

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Jazz You Too

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The Trump Tower Caper (19): Meals on Wheels

Some timely vigilance from Buffalo Tom Peabody and pals – I personally know a few people who need Meals on Wheels, and it angers me greatly that this, and many other necessities, are being senselessly gutted by greedy piggies!
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Republicans say they “can’t, in good conscience, ask the American taxpayer to support Meals on Wheels” but they can ask for, what amounts to, the virtual elimination of taxes for billionaires…

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Toodles!
Your best friends,
Buffalo Tom, Gunther, Iggy & Larry

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Spring Fever~

Spring is springing…it is just around the corner! These flowers are as eager for Ostara as I am. Beautiful!
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Thousands

of ranunculus


bloom in early spring.

Capturing light.


Creating hope.

Bringing happiness,

on fragile petals.


Spring cheers to you,


from the Carlsbad Ranunculus fields~

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TECH: Rachel Sibande Founds M-Hub, Malawi’s 1st Technology Incubator

This is awesome!
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Rachel Sibande (photo via africa.com)

article via africa.com

Rachel Sibande is the founder of M-Hub, Malawi’s first technology hub. It is an incubator for technology startups with a special focus on building young tech entrepreneurs  by offering them training, skills development and mentorship. “M-Hub champions the development of technology solutions as its main lifeline. The hub invests its profits in social good programs that build capacities of children, girls and youth in developing technology applications. Ultimately, M-Hub wants to be the prime software solution provider in the nation and beyond, employing skills of young Malawians.”

Rachel’s interest in technology started in her school days when she found herself playing with different gadgets, radios and anything tech she could find. Later on, she studied computer science at Malawi’s Chancellors College and then sparked off her career as a programmer before diverting into lecturing and teaching. “Growing up I had a…

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Lá Fhéile Pádraig 2013!!! (Updated for 2017)

This is my favourite St. Patrick’s Day post, so it’s more than deserving of re-posting! I left it as originally written; the only difference between then and now is that I’m not going on hiatus, and I wanted to add two songs by Thin Lizzy. Lá Fhéile Padraig, everyone!
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Random Ramblings; Myriad Musings

This past week and the upcoming one promise to be hellaciously busy, so I’m sending out my St. Patrick’s Day greetings in advance – Lá Fhéile Pádraig! Yes, I have Irish kin out in the world somewhere; I can’t say I care if they accept me or not, any more than I care if my Black kin or Blackfoot Native kin accept me – I yams what I yams!     😎

On a side note, I’m on hiatus for a spell…not for too long, but it may be the first week in April before I’m able to post again! I’ll be a busy little bee but it’s all for good reason – so, for those of you who actually like what I do here, fear not…I shall return! I just might even have some awesome new things to talk about, and won’t that be grand? Also, I’m on my week-long birthday celebration…

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Extreme Weather: Storm Chaser Photography

Storm-chasing…I’ve done a tiny bit of it, here and there, but nothing compared to what this guy has done! Sheer, breath-taking magnificence…
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ALK3R

Jonas Piontek is a talented self-taught photographer, travel enthusiast, student and storm chaser from Grünberg, Hessen who currently based in Lich, Hesse, Germany.

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