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 ordering a sandwich ( culture / writing / blog / )

Man behind the counter: What kind of meat? Me: Tuna. Man: Ham? Me: If by ham you mean tuna, then yes. ... read more

hiker captures stunning 'rainbow halo' phenomenon atop english mountain (photos) ( education / news / rss / )

via goodnewsnetwork.org/hiker-captures-rainbow-halo-phenomenon/This magnificent Brocken specter occurs when a person stands above the clouds and faces their shadow with the sun at their backs.... ... read more

 essential oil uses ( life / health / / )

Here's an interesting (and hopefully useful) article someone sent us. ... read more

 her own language ( education / language / / )

I love how my daughter, Elizabeth, 9, makes up words. Tonight I was complimenting her on what a good fruit smoothie she'd just made. I said she should always try to remember how much of each ingredient she used so she can make it again. So, she was going through ... read more

thousands of aussies are heartened by photos of charred landscapes already recovering from bushfires ( education / news / rss / )

via goodnewsnetwork.org/australians-heartened-by-photos-of-landscapes-recovering-from-bushfires/Grasses and greenery have already begun sprouting out of the land that was charred by the Australian bushfires only one month ago.... ... read more

 trail of blood ( culture / writing / blog / )

Walking in from the parking lot into work this morning, on the sidewalk I saw what looked like a trail of blood. There was a big spot of it at the top of the sidewalk, and it dwindled as it continued downhill toward the front door. What the...? This building is ou ... read more

 doug ( family / holmes / / )

Doug sells power tools Doug's genealogy services Jana Doug's baby girl, Natalia Ireacute;n On the beach An entire page devoted to Milanko! ... read more

 down by the creek ( family / holmes / elizabeth / )

Elizabeth and I went down to the creek this cold fall morning. With all the recent rain, Indian and Mill Creeks both had a lot of rushing water. We walked along the edge of Mill Creek. Usually, we stick to the closer Indian Creek. Elizabeth went as far as she coul ... read more

 we have no reason to believe 5g is safe ( education / technology / phones / )

via Scientific American The technology is coming, but contrary to what some people say, there could be health risks See also Senate commerce hearing ... read more

quick-thinking doctor saves man's life mid-flight after making makeshift catheter out of oxygen ( education / news / rss / )

via goodnewsnetwork.org/chinese-doctor-saves-mans-life-by-making-catheter-mid-flight/Thanks to this doctor's speedy ingenuity aboard a China Southern Airlines Flight, a passenger was saved from a life-threatening bladder conditio... ... read more

 a very artsy picture of elizabeth ( family / holmes / elizabeth / )

Just because I liked it, I'm posting it here! :) ... read more

 new rules for writers ( culture / writing / / )

Anis Shivani: New Rules For Writers: Ignore Publicity, Shun Crowds, Refuse Recognition And More. ... read more

 old music, newly uploaded ( 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

 wildlife bridges ( life / health / environment / )

I love this! See wildlife bridges Bridges for bears and tunnels for tortoises have significantly reduced the number of wildlife-car collisions worldwide. ... read more

modest seattle woman donates entire $10 million fortune earned from trading stocks to 17 state schoo ( education / news / rss / )

via goodnewsnetwork.org/seattle-woman-donates-10-million-fortune-to-17-colleges/Seattle woman Eva Gordon left her entire $10-million dollar fortune, amassed through clever investing, to 17 state universities upon her death.... ... read more

 good food, bad packaging ( life / health / food / )

Feedback I sent to Luvo: I love your frozen meals, but hate your packaging. Your microwave cooking instructions basically say look elsewhere on package.Why not put the instructions right there where it says instructions? Opening the package afterward is p ... read more

 auto repair and maintenance estimates ( life / help / transportation / )

We hear this is a good website to estimate how much a car repair should cost.via Auto Repair and Maintenance Estimates Auto Shop and Mechanic Ratings : RepairPal. RepairPal independently certifies auto repair shops nationwide for superior training, qualit ... read more

 word hippo ( education / language / / )

Useful site here: Word Hippo. Thesaurus and word tools for your creative needs. ... read more
disaster breeds invention: philippine residents use volcanic ash to repair damaged buildings
Volcanic ash from the recently erupted Taal volcano on Luzon in the Philippines is being used to create bricks to repair local buildings ... read more

 angry people ( life / people / / )

Funny how the day after commenting on Facebook (see below) about driving past a local rich neighborhood, this morning in that same neighborhood I ticked off the driver behind me by having the gall to use a turn lane properly. You do realize you're not supposed to ... read more