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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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Yes, a mask MIGHT help if you are actively sneezing and coughing AND you're infected, but otherwise (99% of the time), no. See The W.H.O. recommends AGAINST wearing a mask in most cases. I need to screenshot that page and put it on a t-shirt.
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cartoon-bug-virus.jpg to wear or not to wear ( in life, health, conspiracies )

My attitude is simple: Wear a mask if you are worried, but leave the rest of us alone to breathe in peace. And, anyone who fell for this "pandemic" probably also fell for the "Arabs with box-cutters and negligible flying skills pulled off the 9/11 ... read more

 just 3.7% infected by close contact with those already infected ( in life, health, conspiracies )

And most of those 3.7 percent don't feel particularly sick, definitely won't die, and neither will you! Among 3,410 close contacts, 3.7% were secondarily infected. Of those, 16.8% were mild, 73.1% moderate, 10.1% severe or critical. via acpjournals.org. Emph ... read more

 spaniards standing up against tyranny ( in life, health, conspiracies )

This is great! Regular people standing up for common sense and decency against brain-dead enforcement of unnecessary rules. via summit.news ... read more

gothic-e.jpg should i capitalize that dog breed name? ( in education, language, english, grammar )

In a word, no. See style.mla.org/capitalizing-names-of-dog-breeds Do not routinely capitalize the names of dog breeds. Many breed names are composed of proper nouns that you capitalize like Boston and generic terms (like retriever or terrier) that you lowercas ... read more

fredmeyer.jpg the good old days ( in culture, writing, blog, shopping )

Ah, the good ol' days when the shelves were full! Click the image. ... read more

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Another Way: Beyond the Status Quo

Anti-corporate crusader Dobie Pokorny wants to save the world. His old boss, Colonel Charonne, wants to stop him. On his "speaking truth to power" tour, Dobie meets and falls in love with Kaylie while enduring attacks at every turn. Can they outrun Charonne and his minions? Will Major Watson steal her away? Is she too good to be true? And, what is up with the little blue alien?

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It was in Las Cruces that things got weird. Dobromir "Dobie" Pokorny was well into his "speaking truth to power" tour in support of his latest book -- his manifesto -- Another Way: Beyond the Status Quo. He had driven north for dates in Kentucky and Indiana before deciding that getting mugged in a Muncie parking lot was his cue to turn around and head back south, or at least southwest. With stops in Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas along the way, he ...

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culture

lipstick & wd-40 ( in culture, writing, stories )

by William Arthur Bill Holmes. © Copyright 1990 Sandi strolled out of the motel room wearing her tight spandex pants, high-heeled shoes and a simple peasant blouse. She had just turned another trick and she wanted to vomit. This was not a reaction to jus ... read more

 old music, newly uploaded ( in culture, music )

Here's some piano music I've composed over the years, mostly from the late 80s and early 90s. I rarely play nowadays. None of the compositions (if you can call them that) had names until just now. And none of it is very professionally played or recorded, but it's ... read more

blog content ( in culture, writing, blog, internet )

I'm as guilty as anyone about trying to add content to my blog just for the sake of content (because search engines look for and rate highly based on how fresh your blog's content is). But someone whose blog/newsletter I subscribe to has stooped to simpl ... read more

 music by a nephew (and friends) ( in culture, music )

Thomas and friends, a.k.a. OnSol are on Facebook, YouTube, BandMix, ReverbNation, and iTunes... somewhere. Cali Reggae Surf Rock Jam Band. Reggae influenced rock music you can vibe with. Conscious lyrics laid over solid beats paired with funky bass lines. Keys ... read more

folding clothes ( in culture, writing, blog )

I thought I'd watch some sports while folding clothes (making up for my complete lack of doing chores yesterday). My choices were NBA basketball (where travelling is only called after 6 or 7 steps), bull riding (where I just feel sorry for the bulls), or a dog ... read more

education

 possible cure for hair loss ( in education, science, research )

There may be hope yet! See sciencedaily.com "Inhibiting a family of enzymes inside hair follicles that are suspended in a resting state restores hair growth, a new study has found. In experiments with mouse and human hair follicles, researchers found that dr ... read more

solar power without solar cells ( in education, research, tech )

Cool! via Solar power without solar cells: A hidden magnetic effect of light could make it possible. "You could stare at the equations of motion all day and you will not see this possibility. We've all been taught that this doesn't happen," ... read more
collective evolution ( in education, news, altmedia )
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 san francisco in 1906 ( in education, history )

Things were a lot more freely-moving back then. And the kids seemed to be having fun. Reminds me of Russian traffic today, only they have slightly newer forms of transportation now. :) via san-Francisco-1905-historical-footage "A film taken from a streetcar ... read more

 how emfs disturb your immune system ( in education, health )

GreenMedInfo Research Group - Electromagnetic fields (EMFs) that surround you 24/7 could be interfering with your immune system ... read more

family

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

 success! ( in family, adoption, holmes )

As you probably read below in Tara's post, our court appearance went very well. Ten days from now we will officially be the proud parents of Elizabeth! And now Vika tells us that we get to visit her not just a few times, but every day except Sunday. I don' ... read more

just another week to go ( in family, adoption, holmes )

... maybe less! That cheers me up. That's assuming everything goes as planned ... and it WILL. I believe in positive thinking (when I'm desperate, anyway, because it leads to positive actions, which lead to positive results, or at least your chances are be ... read more

 holmes family newsletter vol 4 no 4 ( in family, holmes, newsletter )

The Squeaky Sprocket Vol. 4, No. 4, May 11, 1992 "The intelligent person's newsletter of choice." Riots in L.A., earthquakes in So. Cal and Eureka! Is the world coming to an end? Probably. And did you notice that all these things happened at ... read more

uncles' obituaries ( in family, holmes )

I have lost a couple of uncles this year.Below are their obituaries: Uncle Ernie ... read more

life

 wild lettuce to help pain ( in life, help, health, food )

This looks very familiar in my yard. Go here for more info: lettuce "I'm surprised I haven't come across wild lettuce as an alternative to toxic pain, migraine and anxiety pills, but a recent report by Ask a Prepper tipped me off to it and now I want ... read more

 draft horses pull big rig up hill ( in life, animals, pets )

A Minnesota couple harnessed their Belgian draft horses to help a semi truck driver whose vehicle was stuck on an icy driveway." Read more: Horses-pull-stuck-semi ... read more

 employee engagement, why it's important ( in life, money, employment )

"It doesn't matter if managers are introverted or extroverted, timid or bold, loud or quiet, as long as they are making people feel like they are growing, appreciated, and confident in their future at the company ..." via Employee Engagement: Why Its Im ... read more

preikestolen ( in life, travel )

via Visit Norway "Preikestolen is one of Rogaland county, Norway's most visited attractions, and one of the country's most spectacular photo subjects. It has been named one of the world's most spectacular viewing points by both CNN Go and Lonely ... read more

 signs of a stroke ( in life, health, advice )

STROKE: Remember The 1st Three Letters... S.T.R. A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke... totally . He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the ... read more