Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Wintertime Birds at Magnolia Cemetery

Last Friday I was at Charleston's Magnolia Cemetery doing more research on my book when I saw several types of birds in the back pond.  Winter is an excellent time for birding, if you know where to look!  It was chillly out but that didn't keep these birds from chillin' in and around the water. In this photo are three types of coastal birds, from left:  a Great Egret, Great Blue Heron and White Ibis.
I have always found it ironic that at Magnolia Cemetery, obviously a place of death, there is often so much life- albeit bird life. Opened in 1850, Magnolia Cemetery is one of America's oldest, most beautiful historic cemeteries. Being a "secret" bird sanctuary makes it an even more special place.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Must you Musburger? Keep your Lust and Advice to Yourself!

It's the latest sports coverage misstep since last NBA season when an ESPN.com mobile writer ran the headline "Chink in the Armor" next to a photo of then-New York Knick's player Jeremy Lin, who is of Taiwanese ancestry.

Monday night, during the college football national championship game on ESPN, veteran commentator Brent Musburger stepped into it with his lengthy rave about Alabama QB A.J. McCarron's girlfriend.