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"The suspicions arose from the story of Zella Jackson Price, who said she was 26 in 1965 when she gave birth at Homer G. Phillips Hospital in St. Louis. Hours later, she was told that her daughter had died, but she never saw a body or a death certificate.

"No one is sure who was responsible, but Price's daughter ended up in foster care, only to resurface almost 50 years later. Melanie Gilmore, who now lives in Eugene, Oregon, has said that her foster parents always told her she was given up by her birth mother."

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"Their stories, he said, are strikingly similar: Most of the births were in the mid-1950s to mid-1960s at Homer G. Phillips. All of the mothers were black and poor, mostly ages 15 to 20.

"In each case, a nurse — not a doctor — told the mother that her child had died, a breach of normal protocol. No death certificates were issued, and none of the mothers were allowed to see their deceased infants, Watkins said."
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I just love stuff like this.

(Also, I didn't know praying mantises were closely related to cockroaches. Huh!)
A family of predatory cockroaches that lived 100 million years ago has been discovered in fossils found in Myanmar
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Oh, the horror. Watch it, laugh, then burn it with fire...
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Damn I watched it from my phone. Anyone got a phone I can use till my new one arrives?
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Love these things. If you haven't seen them, go back and check out the older ones.
 
Batman and Superman are back for another hilarious episode of Super Cafe!
I've been meaning to share this video for the last week or so, but there's been so much major news I kept getting sidetracked. The How It Should Have Ended
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The hand looks fake. The whole thing reminds me of taxidermy "mermaids" and similar strange creatures that were manufactured for carnival side shows, freak-shows and "museums." I wouldn't be surprised if this were something of the sort, and given that circuses and side-shows wintered in Florida in a little town just south of Tampa, a connection seems highly probable.

But hey, it makes a good story, and I'm always in favor of that.
 
I think it's a honeymoon souvenir! (But of what?) 
Mike Lopez has an interesting artifact of family history. His sister was recently cleaning out her grandparents attic and came across a box with strange contents. Neatly organized with copper wire,...
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That's Pedro el Manco's hand. Used to be a lieutenant in Guille el Tuerto's ship.
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Airport security: "Do you have any computers in the bag?" Me: "Yes." Airport security: "Take it out and put it in a tray." 
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From the Chevrolet​ II Nova to the Z/28, here's the evolution of the Chevrolet Camaro​. 
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You might like this +Dave Slusher​.
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Author of Mystery, Steampunk, Fantasy, and Science Fiction
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Writer, thinker, observer, maker of things both aesthetic and functional
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  • National best-selling Writer
    1975 - present
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I think, I dream, sometimes I write it down. People seem to enjoy it when I do. www.YorkWriters.com
Introduction
(Check out my "Panorama Beach" Florida mystery series, and my "Clockwork Cowboy" steampunk western series, plus other work, at your favorite book or ebook vendor...)

I tell stories.  I'm not a writer.  That's secondary.  I tell stories, and I can tell them in may forms.  Sure, mainly I write prose fiction, novels and short stories, but I could have made movies, or computer games, or shoot photo-cartoons using action figures (and in fact, I've done all those things too.)  It's all storytelling to me.

I am fascinated by the world around me.  I love science, technology, and the way they fit in with the world of people and emotions,

In particular, I have, since I was in infant, been fascinated by space exploration, and I'm a keen observer and commentator of those efforts to this day.  I hoped I'd live to see us land on Mars.  Now I'm just hoping my grand-kids might see it, or something as profound.  

But I see signs of the long log-jam breaking, of new light that might get us off this lovely little ball of rock that we take for granted as our eternal home, and that excites me.

Science, tech, and the human equation, those things are frequently the subjects of my stories, but not always.  I love characters: the quirky, twisted, fascinating possibilities of human existence.  Give me a couple good characters in an interesting setting, and I can run all day without a Big Idea in sight. 

I can be cynical, and I am always sarcastic, but I still believe in the future.  I still believe in truth, justice, and the American ideal.  I believe we can be better than we are.  I believe someday we will be.  I believe in heroes, because they remind us what we could be, if we only tried a little harder.

My wife, Christina F. York tells stories too.  She's written science fiction, fantasy, and romance, but these days she mostly writes mysteries under the names Christy Evans and Christy Fifield, with the second book in her cozy mystery novel series about to hit print.

Two writers, several cats, and a house by the sea.  Now that's an adventure.  Let me tell you the story...

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National-best-selling author of over a dozen published books and many short stories.
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Coastal Oregon
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Chancellor, Alabama - Eugene, Oregon - Seattle, WA - Los Angeles, CA - Vista, CA - Escondido, CA - Hurst, TX - Pensacola, FL - Radcliffe, Kentucky - Renton, WA - Des Moines, WA - Kirkland, WA - Redmond, WA - Seattle, WA
Everything is good and prices are reasonable. Run by a professional diver who knows where the good local fish is (though quality and selection will depend on what is available). Check the specials white-board, as there may be something fresher and tastier than the standard cod and halibut available (fresh rock-fish is my favorite). Recommended for take-out as the dining room is small and not especially comfortable. Food is cooked to order and the kitchen is small, so service can be slow when they're backed up, but generally worth the wait. Definitely the best take-out fish on this part of the coast (tourist favorite Mo's is vastly over-rated). Only the lack of better indoor dining prevents me from giving this five stars.
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