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Culture (culture//)
we have none. we can't even capitalize the first letter in a sentence. ... read more

Novels, novellas, 99 cents, Last Train Out, Operation Detour, Lottery President, Temporary Insanity (culture/writing/books)
Each of my novels/novellas is now 99 cents (or FREE through Kindle Unlimited) (link). Temporary Insanity is FREE on L ... read more

Opting out of ads (education/technology/computers)
Useful site here to opt out of various online ads: Some of the biggest name brands, however, always seem to be conveniently unavailable. ... read more

USB turntable (culture/music/)
I'm buying one of these: . I've been wanting to convert my old vinyl records to MP3 for quite a while now. I hope it wor ... read more

Good quasi-clay-mation video (culture/movies-tv/)
Great first video from several years ago by my niece here: Her current YouTube channel is here: ... read more

Words to live by (life/help/)
Stay loose, keep moving, stay true to yourself... always. ... read more

URL expander (education/technology/computers)
You might find this as useful as I just did: ... read more

Worrying works! (culture/humor/jokes)
Worrying must work, because everything I worry about ends up not happening! ... read more

Animals rescued from wildfires (family/pets/)
UC Davis has been caring for dozens of animals that were displaced or injured in the California wildfires over the past two weeks. via ... read more

This week's literacy rant (education/language/)
OK, people, the word is "led" not "lead" unless you're referring to the metal. I'm not surprised to see this in social media where it's acceptable (cool, even) to be completely illiterate, but I keep seeing it in news articles written ... read more

Another grammar complaint (education/language/)
It used to be I could spot junk email by its bad grammar and spelling, alone. Now, even "legitimate" emails often fail the grammar test. It makes the grammar Nazi in me very sad. ... read more

Quote on tolerance (culture/quotes/)
"Total tolerance is not a virtue, it is a total lack of principles." — Plainsman 2016 ... read more


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