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And if the network you’re on has Twitter blocked, but you’re Jonesing for more of my “witty” banter, here are some of my favorites.

All-time favorite songs

Or, rather, what I’d want on my MP3 player if stuck on a deserted island (with rechargeable batteries and a solar-powered battery charger). A bunch of songs have been left off simply because they’ve been played to death. Some songs are on here simply because I like (try) to sing along, or maybe it has a killer riff/refrain/sequence but the rest of the song is nothing special. :) The list, in alphabetical order, is as follows:

A Day in the LifeThe Beatles
Addicted To Love – Robert Palmer
Ain’t That a Shame – Cheap Trick
All Of Me – John Legend
All Of Me – Willie Nelson (Simons/Marks)
All We Ever Do Is Say Goodbye – John Mayer
American Girl – Tom Petty
American Pie – Don McLean
Baby Hold On – Dixie Chicks
Backstreets – Bruce Springsteen
Bad – U2
Baila Me – Gipsy Kings
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Six exercises for happiness

These six daily happiness exercises are proven to make anyone, from a 4-year old to an 84-year old, happy, or simply happier, Achor says.

Source: Six exercises for happiness

The Road to the Kentucky Derby

The 20 three-year-olds to make the starting gate in the Kentucky Derby are determined by the Road to the Kentucky Derby, a series [of] races leading up to the Derby where contenders can earn points. Follow the leaderboard to see who will make the starting gate on the first Saturday in May.

Source: The Road to the Kentucky Derby

It’s that time of year again!  I’m picking Carpe Diem, but I’m usually wrong.

Avocados poisonous to most pets

Did you know that avocados are poisonous to most pets?  Check out these links:

That first link says:

Level of toxicity: In dogs and cats: mild. In other species (e.g., birds, ruminants, etc.), moderate to severe.

My Novels

While working on my latest novel, I thought I would mention my two Amazon-published novels, below.  Get your FREE copy of half of each one here and here!

By downloading either of them, you agree to leave an honest review — good, bad or indifferent — on (for the first two) or (for the others) if/when you buy it.  Thanks!

On Amazon

Operation Detour bookLottery President book

How to stop bleeding

[Bill Holmes: FYI, the “I” in this story is not me. The author wanted to share this info without being identified. Can you blame him? :) ]

by Anonymous

I looked online and it’s hard to find direct, simple instructions, they tend to get academic or theoretical about it.

It’s very simple: APPLY HARD PRESSURE!

Once, I cut myself on the job trying to free a piece of metal, and got smacked in the forehead with the metal piece, and it was flowing pretty steadily. I got a paper towel and applied hard pressure for about 15 minutes and it stopped bleeding.

Another time, I dropped a ceramic bowl, it broke, bounced in the air, and the edge landed on top of my foot, right on a vein. It was practically a gusher and I had visions of bleeding to death like Stephen Foster. I did the same procedure and after about an hour, it stopped so I could steri-strip and bandage it. No stitches needed, although a doctor would have probably insisted.

A few weeks ago I developed a large skin tag on the side of my nose, real sightly!  It was gradually drying out and it seemed safe to snip it off  with a scissors. But it was not as dried as I thought and it started flowing pretty steadily from a small hole, not like a scrape or tear where 2 sides of the skin could fuse together.  But I applied hard pressure for about an hour and it stopped.

So this is good advice for anyone who has kids or lives alone.

I love my daughter

There’s something on the kitchen counter.  I’m thinking it’s a shriveled, rotting potato.  Not that we usually have that sort of thing on the counter, but that’s what I’m thinking.

I point at it and ask my wife, “What is that?”

“Elizabeth’s rock,” wife deadpans.  “She’s convinced it’s a fossilized dinosaur tooth.”

I just laughed out loud.  Of course!  Why didn’t I see that?!

Latest scams

(from somewhere on the Internet)

Some people left their car in the long-term parking at San Jose while away, and someone broke into the car.  Using the information on the car’s registration in the glove compartment, they drove the car to the people’s home in Pebble Beach and robbed it.  So I guess if we are going to leave the car in long-term parking, we should NOT leave the registration/insurance cards in it, nor your remote garage door opener.  This gives us something to think about with all our new electronic technology.

2. GPS:
Someone had their car broken into while t hey were at a football game.  Their car was parked on the green which was adjacent to the football stadium and specially allotted to football fans.  Things stolen from the car included a garage door remote control, some money and a GPS which had been prominently mounted on the dashboard.  When the victims got home, they found that their house had been ransacked and just about everything worth anything had been stolen.  Continue reading

Alzheimer's reversal

Wow!  Good news!

  • Eliminating all simple carbohydrates and gluten
  • Eliminating processed food
  • Eating more vegetables and fruits
  • Eating wild-caught fish
  • Meditating twice a day
  • Starting yoga
  • Increasing sleep to between seven and eight hours each night
  • Daily supplementation of coenzyme Q10, fish oil, melatonin, methylcobalamin, and vitamin D3