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The Lazy Pug Cafe -- As recently as a few months ago, the Lazy Pug Café was nothing more than a dilapidated old two-story farmhouse. Set back just forty yards from the road – closer than most out in the country – it had a beautiful old weeping willow in front and a massive ancient oak tree out back. Abandoned years ago, the old estate's only purpose lately had been to serve as a sad but charming reminder of days gone by. Locals witnessing its resurrection these past few months were grateful someone was finally bringing the "old girl" back to life. William Arthur Holmes Connect to us on Amazon Author Connect to us on Facebook Connect to us on Instagram buy us a coffee? Connect to us on Patreon RSS feed Connect to us on Twitter Connect to us on Vimeo WordPress blog Connect to us on YouTube

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cartoon-bug-virus.jpg some actual numbers ( in life, health, covid )

There is no "pandemic." Here are some numbers in Texas: As of September 19th we have had 16,025 deaths reported as Covid. In 2019 there were 189,166 total deaths from all causes so if you take the weeks, we are 73% through the year on September 19th ... read more

xmas-bells.gif christmas jokes ( in culture, humor, jokes, christmas )

A Christmas Story One day, this past December, I was rushing around trying to get some last minute shopping done. I was stressed out and not thinking very fondly of the Christmas season right then. It was dark, cold, and wet in the parking lot as I was loading my ... read more

books/another_way_medium.jpg my most recent ebooks ( in culture, writing, books, novels )

Two of my ebooks are available free of charge all month (July) at Smashwords. The links are at the bottom of that page. I've already sold five copies since yesterday as opposed to five copies over the past year. I guess the price is finally right. :) An ... read more

science.jpg non-fiction science ( in culture, humor )

Acknowledging Receipt of Australopithicus Spiff-arino The story behind the letter below is that there is a man in Newport, RI named Scott Williams who digs things out of his backyard and sends the stuff he finds to the Smithsonian Institute, labeling them with sc ... read more

shopping_without_mask.png shopping without a mask in california documentary (part 1) ( in life, health, covid, shopping )

A protest video regarding this unwarranted, unlawful and un-Constitutional requirement for healthy people to wear masks. youtube.com/watch?v9Igaxv6Pryg&t20s I have started off at Emigh's Hardware in Sacramento to show what life is like fo ... read more

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Operation Detour

Riva, a beautiful young black ops agent on her first assignment, tries to turn Alex into her own asset just to prove she can. When he loses both his job and girlfriend, she thinks he is putty in her hands. When he decides to go out with a bang, however, she is afraid she has overplayed it.

first paragraph or so...

Riva's gray eyes reach out and grab anyone careless enough to look directly at her. Her flawless skin almost glows in contrast to her luxurious black hair. She is fully aware of the effect she has on men and is not afraid to use it... most days. Not today. Her hair is now a tangled mess. Her eyes are bloodshot. And, her skin has a sickly pallor from whatever ailment has befallen her. She is holed up in an over-priced high-rise hotel on ...

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who are the real 'crazies'? ( in education, news, rss, )
Friends, A few days ago I sent out to some friends a short piece, unsigned, on gaslighting. If you follow media pundits and online scribblers, youve probably heard or seen the term used in a political or social context and wondered exactly what it meant. ... read more
dog runs to get help for 88-year-old owner ( in education, news, rss )
A California dog is being hailed as a hero after leading a city employee to where his owner, an 88-year-old woman, had fallen at the side of the ... read more
maryland woman goes skydiving for the first time at 102 ( in education, news, rss, )
A Maryland woman fulfilled a longtime dream by going skydiving for the first time in her life at age ... read more
coup 53, palantir public, market manipulation — new world next week ( in education, news, rss, )
Coup 53, Palantir Public, Market Manipulation — New World Next Week ... read more
affordable ways to create your ideal living environment ( in education, news, rss, )
Affordable Ways to Create Your Ideal Living Environment ... read more


rumi quote ( in culture, quotes )

"Don't grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form" -- Rumi I happen to think there is nothing wrong with grieving. In fact, it is required. But I know what he's saying. -- Ed. ... read more

fastest trooper ( in culture, humor, jokes )

Montana State Trooper In most of the United States there is a policy of checking on any stalled vehicle on the highway when temperatures drop to single digits or below. About 3 a.m. one very cold morning, Montana State Trooper Allan Nixon responded to a call.Ther ... read more

 music by an old friend ( in culture, music )

Terry Dan Click here for YouTube or here for Facebook. ... read more

 palickovanie ( in culture, crafts )

Slovak art by Jana In the Slovak language, this textile art is called palickovanie (Pronounced: PALL-eech-ko-vah-nyeh) ... read more

 diary, 4/26/2008 ( in culture, writing, blog, diary )

I took Joey to the vet this morning for a routine follow-up. I volunteered because I thought his appointment would conflict with Tara's plans to take Elizabeth to meet up with her Auntie, Tara's sister Sandy, at the Franklin Street Fair. Tara conveniently ... read more


more alternative news sites ( in education, news, internet )

Here's a long list of alternative news sites, rather than the mostly-fake mainstream media from which you might get your news: 12160.info For alternatives to EVERYTHING, go here: alternativeto.net ... read more

what might be called the regime of governance by crisis ( in education, research, conspiracies )

via https://www.unz.com/ejones/the-invisible-man-at-the-race-riots/ The race riots of May and June 2020 were only the latest installment of what might be called the regime of governance by crisis which began four years ago, when the Deep State decided to do ... read more

patent claims solar energy 'breakthrough' ( in education, tech )

I hope this is for real: Patent Filing Claims Solar Energy Breakthrough "In a U.S. patent application, a little-known Maryland inventor claims a stunning solar energy breakthrough that promises to end the planet's reliance on fossil fuels at a fraction of th ... read more

 just how effective is shungite? ( in education, research, conspiracies )

A video showing how effective shungite is against electromagnetic radiationvia https://youtu.be/I9SfCYjKp5g ... read more

stop 5g on earth and in space ( in education, tech, phones )

"We the undersigned scientists, doctors, environmental organizations and citizens from (-) countries, urgently call for a halt to the deployment of the 5G (fifth generation) wireless network, including 5G from space satellites. 5G will massively increase expo ... read more


 rottweiler tricks ( in family, pets )

Here are some videos by my sister's friend who bought a puppy from her: watch?vyO-ov3s9LbQ&featurerelated watch?vPTyOqZemOq4 watch?vnVFlSQdzQjI&featurefvw ... read more

 the day before ( in family, adoption, holmes )

Sounds like a movie title. Anyway, it's Thursday morning. Grey's Anatomy season premier tonight. Tara says woo-hoo! Flying halfway around the world tomorrow morning. In the meantime, I think I figured out that I can take the SD memory card out of the vid ... read more

sleep, what a concept ( in 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 big enough for jus ... read more

an email exchange ( in family, holmes, bill )

From: Bill Holmes Sent: Tuesday, February 06, 2001, 2:59 PM To: Tara McKinney Subject: rescheduled again Better not bring any boyfriends home tonight.  I'll be here, after all.  It's been rescheduled for tomorrow. Got a call from TekSys ... read more

 videos on vimeo ( in family, holmes, elizabeth )

All videos listed, below link to video link to video link to video link to video link to video link to video link to video link to video link to video link to video link to video link to video link to video link to video link to video link to video ... read more


how to rob a bank ( in life, money )

Relax, law enforcement people, it's not a real how-to, but the answer is: Own one. Part two is here. ... read more

 dumbing yourself down ( in life, health, mental )

Be careful when dumbing yourself down. Before you know it, you will "succeed." #dumbingusdown ... read more

indian railway company using bee sounds to ward off elephants ( in life, animals )

via gephardtdaily.com Officials with an Indian railway company said they have started using the recorded sound of buzzing bees to keep elephants from wandering onto the tracks... ... read more

 saving the rich, losing the economy ( in life, money, employment )

from saving-the-rich-losing-the-economy "US politicians, such as Buddy Roemer, blame the collapse of US manufacturing on Chinese competition and unfair trade practices. However, it is US corporations that move their factories abroad, thus replacing domesti ... read more

portugal to hungary ( in life, travel )

How I Spent My Summer Vacations (Portugal to Hungary) from 1992 Portugal/Azores ... read more