Human Interest

The Surprising Science of Yawning

The Surprising Science of Yawning

Yawning is one of the first things we learn to do. “Learn” may not even be quite the right word. Johanna de Vries, a professor of obstetrics at Vrije University Amsterdam, has discovered that the human fetus yawns during its first trimester in the womb. And, unless we...

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Arturo, Dean of Beggars, RIP

Arturo, Dean of Beggars, RIP

By Glen Birbeck The news that Arturo had died reached me last week. He was found along the road between Malacatos and Vilcabamba in southern Ecuador. I knew him and didn't know him. He was a beggar. When I lived in Vilcabamba I thought of him as the dean of beggars....

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11 Bravo – A soldiers Story

11 Bravo – A soldiers Story

Vincent Gabriel’s – 11 Bravo Vietnam – A Soldiers Story Documentary — Vincent Gabriel, Jr returned from his tour of duty in Vietnam after having fought fought in the Tet offensive of 1968.

Now Gabriel, a noted Midcoast Maine musician, has committed his experiences to songs and a series of spoken vignettes. The result is the moving documentary, 11 Bravo Vietnam , A Soldiers Story. The 55 minute presentation consists of songs and spoken memories with a multimedia accompaniment of documentary footage and personal photographs.

This is a moving documentary for veterans, their friends and families, and all of us who benefited from the sacrifices they made.

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