In the last post of this series, I was about to enter my first Sicilian church. It was early in the morning, so I did not anticipate much activity. In a way, I was right, but I did encounter something unexpected.
Kudos to Mr. Ellis for handling this with such aplomb. I don’t think I would have been able to stop giggling. 😜
Jackson, Mississippi had some strange weather last Saturday – at least according to Houston, the energetic boy who leapt onto the WLBT weather set while meteorologist Patrick Ellis was in the middle of a forecast. After flapping his arms and cawing like a bird, and then appearing to fart a couple of times, Houston pointed at the weather map and said, “There are farts everywhere, and toots!”
The last few days have been incredibly exciting for DC fans. Not only has Matt Reeves returned as the director of the solo Batman movie, but we were also recently treated to the announcement that The LEGO Batman Movie’s Chris McKay has been tapped to helm a Nightwing film. Nightwing is a fan-favorite character that DC geeks have longed to see on the silver screen for decades, and McKay has officially promised that the movie will be as engaging and compelling as Dick Grayson’s comic book stories.
Children get more satisfaction from relationships with their pets than with their brothers or sisters, according to new research from the University of Cambridge. Children also appear to get on even better with their animal companions than with siblings.
The research adds to increasing evidence that household pets may have a major influence on child development, and could have a positive impact on children’s social skills and emotional well-being.
As violence continues to escalate, the number of children living under siege has doubled in less than one year. Nearly 500,000 children now live in 16 besieged areas across the country, almost completely cut off from sustained humanitarian aid and basic services.
There are few safe places left where children can play. So a group of young volunteers came up with an innovative solution: to connect two basements via a tunnel and create a place where children can have fun and move without fear of attack.