Earlier today, Secretary Kerry recorded a video message that will air during the CBS Sports broadcast of the Army-Navy football game with some of the 7,000 veterans and military members who work at the State Department. Are you cheering for Army or Navy?
Ponce de Leon finds the Fountain of Youth
I’VE BEEN .GIF’D
Please keep this in mind next time you want to post a selfie.
Love this bit. Watch it here.
The new leggings. The Caspian Sea is on my left thigh… #fashion #leggings #cartography #maps #theglobe #portlandia #portland (at Wearing the World )
What’s great about this country is that America started the tradition where the richest consumers buy essentially the same thing as the poorest. You can be watching tv and see Coca-Cola, and you can know that the President drinks Coke, Liz Taylor drinks Coke, and just think, you can drink Coke too. A Coke is a Coke and no amount of money can get you a better Coke than then one the bum on the corner is drinking. All the Cokes are the same and all the Cokes are good. Liz Taylor knows it, the President knows it, the bum knows it, and you know it. - Andy Warhol
Average temperature across the state of Alaska for the month of January. Both °F and °C represented.
SAN JUAN COUNTY FAIR - FARMINGTON, NEW MEXICO
Every August, Farmington, New Mexico, is home to the largest county fair in the state. The San Juan County Fair has all of the things you find at most big county fairs: lots of livestock, live entertainment, handicrafts, art, and home economics displays. A midway, with rides and games. And fair food in all of its glory.
County fairs all over the United States are part of a remarkable tradition. They are celebrations of community, agriculture, and the arts. They highlight the local and regional specialties that are still going strong in an increasingly standardized age. They’re one of the few places where everyone is invited to share the things they make and do—from flower arranging to woodworking, and maybe win a ribbon for it, too. Some of the best parts of county fairs are organized by volunteers (many of them affiliated with 4-H).
But the San Juan County Fair is special. There is a good sized fair just to the north, in La Plata County, Colorado. Otherwise, most of the nearby fairs on both sides of the state line are very small and almost entirely focused on agriculture. So the fair in Farmington draws families and exhibitors from all over northwest New Mexico, including parts of the Navajo Nation. In an area that often feels divided along cultural lines, the fair brings people together in a way nothing else does.
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Amadee Ricketts is an At-Large Guide to the West. She’s worked as a cemetery groundskeeper, a shoeshine valet, and a bill collector. More recently, she’s been a children’s librarian in five states. She takes a lot of pictures and lives near Durango, CO. You can see her photos at textless.tumblr.com.