At age 74, Galveston's Lucy McMahon is a record-holding international powerlifting competitor, and on Dec. 8 she will be competing in the Global Powerlifting Alliance/International Powerlifting Organization World Championships in Moscow.
One of the mantras in our colleges and universities — and maybe in advanced high school classes, too — is that we must teach students to think critically.
The video tape player, an ancient thing, had been repaired and put in good order within the last year or two, so I popped the tape in and sat back to watch and recall the story.
The iridescent blues and greens of a male peacock's feathers have long amazed cultures and inspired their fashion. Peacock feathers were a must-have element in Victorian millinery and were a favorite theme in just last year's interior design catalogues. Studies have shown that the females' attention is less focused on the whole of a male's "wheel" than on the colors of chest and bottom.
Peacocks blend into the background vegitation until the sun catches in their feathers and brings out the exotic hues