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 phone scam to make you say yes (education / news / crime)

Another phone scam to be aware of ... After the introduction comes the questions: 'can you hear me?' All of us, our natural response is to say, yes, or sure, or yes I can, said Hughes, but she says this is exactly what you do not ... read more

 our portuguese table (family / genealogy / holmes)

My brother Doug talking about Portuguese genealogy on (I guess) the podcast dated January 22, 2019. ... read more

 holmes family newsletter vol 1 no 5 (family / holmes / newsletter)

The Holmes Family Newsletter Vol. 1, No. 5, September 5, 1989 Jeannie breaks elbow Placed on Disabled List Lathrop -- While attempting a sling-shot maneuver during a roller derby match last month with teammates Tiffany and Thoma ... read more

 dare to be nice (culture / writing / blog)

Dare to be nice (or friendly, even) once in a while instead of cool. As my brother-in-law says, Jus' sayin'. ... read more

 this time next week.... (family / adoption / holmes)

I'm happy to say that this time next week, we will be in Astrakhan, Russia! We leave the States on Friday, September 28 and arrive in Moscow on the 29th. Depending upon the schedule of the flights to Astrakhan, we may have to stay in ... read more

 sleep, what a concept (family / adoption / holmes)

I slept on the floor most of last night. It's a little after 7 a.m. here. Elizabeth refuses to sleep in her crib, even though we're told that's what she slept in at the orphanage. So, she sleeps with us in our bed. That bed is barely ... read more

 positive attitude equals more control over your life, better health (life / health / )

If you're happy, you're healthy.Or the opposite.Whatever works, right? via Positive Attitude Equals More Control, Better Health. The bottom line: when you feel in control, you take control. ... read more

 holmes family newsletter vol 5 no 2 (family / holmes / newsletter)

The Sacred CowVol. 5, No. 2, March 15, 1993 Dad sucked from plane! Well, almost. And it was 41 years ago. Hey, nobody can accuse us of being accurate or current (or relevant, for that matter)!Anyway, as a big corporate executive f ... read more
the revolution has no hollywood ending
Caitlin Johnstone - Humanity is now at a point where our struggles are probably going to be resolved. But how? ... read more

 in the air (family / adoption / holmes)

28 Sept - 3:55pm CDT -- We're in the air on our way to Moscow. A little bit of good news is that it's only a 10 hour flight instead of 12 as we had thought. ... read more

 cool solution to clean up oil disaster (life / health / environment)

Don't know if they used any of this on the BP oil disaster last year, but good to know for future events.Cool solution to clean up oil disaster. VIDEO. ... read more

 a few tips (life / health / food)

Reheat Pizza Heat up leftover pizza in a non-stick skillet on top of the stove, set heat to med-low and heat till warm. This keeps the crust crispy. No soggy micro pizza. I saw this on the cooking channel and it really works. Easy ... read more

 holmes family newsletter vol 4 no 2 (family / holmes / newsletter)

The Leaky Faucet Vol.nbsp;4, No. 2, February 13, 1992 The quintessential newsletter.Warning: May not be suitable for the humor impaired. Elvis lives! Yes, all your prayers have been answered! The King is alive and well! ... read more

 remmy gets gas (culture / writing / stories)

from July 1990 by Bill Remmy pulled into the gas station and jumped out of his pickup. He went to the rear of the truck, checked his reflection in the camper shell window, smiled at himself, and slid the gas nozzle into the tank. ... read more

 shaking while braking (culture / writing / blog)

Three and a half hours in the Pep Boys waiting room is always time well-spent, wouldn't you agree? :) I'm home now, appreciating the comfort of my office chair, but Pep Boys seriously needs to consider putting more comfortable seats i ... read more

 help (life / help / )

People Charity Navigator Create the Good Donate your excess clutter Grameen Foundation Hands on Nashville Harmony Haven Therapeutic Riding and Horse Rescue You can use AmazonSmile instead of plain old Amazon. Choose Harmony H ... read more