National Park Week | National Park Foundation

Every year during the month of April, the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation invite everyone to celebrate America’s treasured places during National Park Week. Come join the fun!

National Park Week, April 15 – 23, is a great time to #FindYourPark (o mejor dicho, #EncuentraTuParque) and show our treasured national parks that you care.”

Source: National Park Week | National Park Foundation

Hey Hey, My My: Aging Rock Fans Still Hold Their Lighters High – The New York Times

Pete Townshend of the Who struck a nerve with rock ’n’ roll rebels in 1965 with the line “I hope I die before I get old.”

But something has happened in the five decades since he wrote “My Generation”: The boomer generation got older, yet continued to love rock ’n’ roll. Now, as many of those early fans enter retirement, they are still boarding buses and trudging through muddy fields to see their favorite bands.

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Unlikely hero Luke Maye sends UNC men’s basketball to Final Four with buzzer beater :: The Daily Tar Heel

Photo by Alex Kormann / The Daily Tar Heel

Photo by Alex Kormann / The Daily Tar Heel

Rewind back to that moment: How, in the midst of a funnel of navy blue shirts and with an entire orchestra of boos serenading the North Carolina men’s basketball team, the most unlikely of players found himself with the ball.

#CoolHandLuke

Source: Unlikely hero Luke Maye sends UNC men’s basketball to Final Four with buzzer beater :: The Daily Tar Heel

College Towns Can Be Attractive Later in Life – The New York Times

I always wished when I retired, that I would live in a college or university town — places like Chapel Hill, NC, or perhaps Charlottesville, VA — places like that. I guessed they would be in the South, where I grew up, born and bred, as we were fond of saying, back in the old days..

I would tell people, when it came up or I mentioned it, that college towns would be great for retirement.. you can go to the sports’ games in town, hang out with older friends/alumni; you can attend free lectures (open to the public); you can often see foreign or art films for free (open to the public or small fee); you can attend classes, lifelong education would keep you young in mind and spirit; and so on.. I had a whole list of benefits for living in a “college town” ..

Las Vegas has UNLV and some other colleges, too,, so I guess it has some aspects of a college town, too.. I should explore their classes, adult activities, free lectures or films or performances.. see what’s there.. it’s on the to-do list… 🙂


First Folio number 54 | Folger Shakespeare Library

Image courtesy of the San Diego Public Library

Image courtesy of the San Diego Public Library

“Explore highlights from this Folio’s travels

“During the First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare tour, this First Folio went to California and Hawaii. Explore some of the highlights below!

San Diego, California

San Diego Public Library with The Old Globe

June 4, 2016 – July 7, 2016

Visitors at the San Diego Public Library left messages sharing how Shakespeare’s words are still relevant today, 400 years after his death. Some include such thoughts as “Shakespeare has the best questions,” “no one captures the essence of the human spirit like Shakespeare,” and “he helped me fall in love.”

Image courtesy of the San Diego Public Library

Source: First Folio number 54 | Folger Shakespeare Library