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Jan 25, 2013

Hey, all my fellow Illinois dwellers!  Guess what's going on this weekend at Starved Rock?The Audubon Society is hosting Eagle Weekend!  This is an amazing event.  My family has been attending since 2010 when we first found out about it.

The World Bird Sanctuary has their Raptor presentation this year, and there's also the Birds Of Prey presentation at the Lock and Dam Visitors Center.  There are tons of other activities on both sides of the river, and high-powered viewing scopes set up all over the place.

Bring your bincoulars, camera, and a thermos of cocoa and get your butts out there!  You will not regret it!

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Posted: Jan 25, 2013 11:30am
Dec 8, 2008

1. Sunset over the Dents du Midi, Chesieres Switzerland
2. Waterfall at Tonti Canyon
3. A small red fox at the side of the road, on near a bridge over the Fox River
4. An American Bald Eagle flying directly over my head at Starved Rock state park
5. The inside of the Frank Lloyd Wright house in Oak Park
6. The Rose window of Notre Dame Cathederal
7. my nephew doing his victory dance after opening a Christmas present.
8. A box full of famiily photos that I thought had gone missing after sevral moves
9. My first electronics project actaully working when I put down the soldering iron and smacked in a battery
10. The way my hubby's eyes light up when he smiles.
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Posted: Dec 8, 2008 12:06pm
Dec 8, 2008

I first found out that slavery still exists when I stumbled across a website I would not normally read -- a very right-wing, very political Christian women's site.  There was an article detailing the author's experiences on a trip to Mexico, running into young girls who had been trafficked into the sex trade.
From there, I found another website I wouldn't normally have encountered __ Prison Fellowship Ministry's Wilberforce Forum page.
What I saw scared me -- and motivated me.  I had no idea how many people around the world were living in slavery.  Yes, slavery.  There is no other word for it.  From whole families forced into debt bondage in rice mills and brick factories in India, to foreign nationals kept in foced domestic servitude right here in the States.
I went on to read books on the subject, and I now discuss it with anyone who will listen.
This has become my passion, and I will do anything in my power to further the cause of modern-day abolition.
Part of the solution is to get involved in organizations that eliminate the leading cause of trafficking and slavery-- poverty.  Groups that foster fair trade and micro-credit, groups that inform the public, and groups that conduct rescue operations.
Here are just a few.

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