Friday, October 29, 2010

Does having sisters make you happier?

I was unaware of this recent study.

Sisters and Happiness - Understanding the Connection -
“Having a Sister Makes You Happier”: that was the headline on a recent article about a study finding that adolescents who have a sister are less likely to report such feelings as “I am unhappy, sad or depressed” and “I feel like no one loves me.”

This article discusses possible reasons for the study's results. The article links to several studies showing similar results.

I am one of 5-children, 3-boys and 3-girls. I was close to my siblings growing-up, but not so much now. However, I know I can count on every one of them if I am really in a pinch. It's nice to know they are there.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Intidote du jour for Mr. S

When I saw the antidote du jour for today in one of my favorite blogs, I couldn't help but think of Mr. Scribbler.

This one's for you Mr. S. Naked Capitalism (scroll to the bottom of the post for the picture).

Monday, October 25, 2010

Hawk Migration

Last Friday on my way to work I saw four large hawks soaring or perched over the course of my drive.

This morning we saw a really large hawk sitting at the top of a 60 foot pine tree. Ten crows were mobing it. Eventually they retreated and the hawk looked around for a few minutes before gracefully flying away. (I think it was looking at us, and a dog that was walking near by.)

I have been unable to find a really good internet site describing the migration. But from what I have read, they migrate in September and October from their North American nesting grounds to winter in Central and South America.