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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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Sticker_Sunglasses.png celebrities born in sacramento ( in education, history, )

Here via imdb.com are several celebrities born in Sacramento (my home town), in alphabetical order by first name, and only the ones I've heard of. Click their name for a duckduckgo search. Adrienne Barbeau Adrienne Jo Barbeau is an American actress and auth ... read more

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This looks promising: SubscribeStar.com. Their tagline is "Create. Monetize. Prosper." I created a page for myself there... UPDATE: Denied! Never mind. You have to already be well-established before they waste their time with you. Bast... I mean ... read more

tetra_335x291.jpg countertop dishwasher ( in education, tech, appliances )

Cool! Tetra countertop dishwasher made for small spaces. The only dishwasher that doesn't require plumbing. Engineered for small spaces. And now a CES 2019 Best Of Innovation Award Honoree. The DUO carafe that heats water as it pours is pretty coo ... read more

cartoon-bug-virus.jpg just 3.7% infected by close contact with those already infected ( in life, health, covid )

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

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Because GoFundMe will delete campaigns they disagree with, you might want to check out their alternatives here: https://doublethedonation.com/tips/gofundme-alternatives ... read more

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Temporary Insanity

Long before winning the lottery and running for president, Benny was living in L.A. working as a temporary word processor (glorified typist). For his latest assignment, he thought he was taking just another temp job. He didn't anticipate Venelia and the Dynamos. The what?

first paragraph or so...

Benny Reed was riding the elevator in a building he had never been in before. It was climbing surprisingly fast. Too fast, he thought. "It didn't stop on those floors," he said, half to himself, as it sped upward. When no one replied, he glanced around to see if anyone heard him. Apparently not. To his right stood a smartly dressed thirtyish blonde woman in a blue blazer, matching skirt and white silk blouse. ...
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via https://www.corporatecrimereporter.com/news/200/jennifer-taub-on-big-dirty-money/Jennifer Taubs first run in with white collar crime came when she was 16 and attending an elite Michigan prep school. My first boyfriend was a white collar criminal, Taub writes i ... read more
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via https://wakeup-world.com/2020/09/02/7-ways-to-find-awe-in-your-everyday-life/September 2nd, 2020 By Nikki Harper Awe is an amazing feeling. Its hard to put into words, but you c ... read more
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via https://www.positive.news/society/the-uks-most-progressive-cities/A survey of cities has ranked Bath the most progressive, thanks partly to its recycling rates and gender pay gap Researchers have attempted to identify the UKs most progressive cities appeared f ... read more


sports jokes ( in culture, humor, jokes, sports )

Top 10 Caddy comments Here's one for you golfers. # 10 Golfer: "Think I'm going to drown myself in the lake." Caddy: "Think you can keep your head down that long?" # 9 Golfer: "I'd move heaven and earth to break 100 o ... read more

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'The problem with the world is that intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence.' 'The difference between a democracy and a dictatorship is that in a democracy you vote first and take orders later; in a dicta ... read more

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Check out my Patreon page. Patrons get free stuff! Well, not technically free since you do have to pay at least $1 to get anything. Still ... "It would be amazing if I had any fans at all to help finance what I do! Thank you for (possibly) being one.&quo ... read more

 new mp3 player for my car ( in culture, music, tech, auto )

I am now the proud owner of this very cool device, here.Thanks to Heather and Brady for the suggestion! ... read more

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wordnik ( in education, language, english )

Wordnik. Cool website for those who like words. I love how they provide samples from articles on the internet. And they provide an explanation/definition to links (if you click it) like the one above. It claims to be the most comprehensive English dictionary in ... read more

 ekaterina dzhugashvili, stalin's mother ( in education, history )

And this, people, is why you shouldn't beat your child (any more than you have to) ... "She Stalin's mother once asked her son, 'Joseph, what exactly are you now?' He replied, 'do you remember the Tsar? Well, I'm like a tsar.' 'You'd have done better t ... read more

how to read the news ( in education, news )

via How To Read The News It's not the most original observation you'll read this week, but it's one of the most important: the news lies to you by omission. Shocked? I thought not. But let's really interrogate what this means. ... 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

 exposing kids to 10 hours of science a year makes them smarter ( in education, science )

via Refreshing News: Exposing Kids To 10 Hours Of Science A Year Makes Them Smarter. "A lot of students say things like, 'I didn't know science was fun,' said Samantha Gizerian, now a clinical assistant professor at Washington State University." ... read more


don ( in family, holmes )

Music by a brother See Music by a brother Conan Our cat Conan died of a kidney infection today (we had to have him put down). We had him 18-1/2 years.  He seems to have known it was his last year because, unlike in the past, since Spring he had made a poin ... read more

holmes family newsletter vol 4 no 2 ( in family, holmes, newsletter )

The Leaky Faucet Vol. 4, No. 2, February 13, 1992 "The quintessential newsletter." Warning: May not be suitable for the humor impaired. Elvis lives! Yes, all your prayers have been answered! "The King" is alive and well! We know this f ... read more

 elizabeth's first video ( in family, holmes, elizabeth )

Elizabeth's directorial debut. A probing, provocative, sometimes introspective look at a typical weekend around the house with Mama and Papa and the pugs. https://vimeo.com/2172691This article/post is copyrighted. Please do not reprint, reproduce or distribut ... read more

holmes family newsletter vol 3 no 4 ( in family, holmes, newsletter )

the Evening Star Post-Tribune Dispatch (we couldn't decide on a name) Vol. 3, No. 4, June 4, 1991 Bikers ride to Yosemite On Mother's Day, John, Jeannie, Don and Diane (collectively known as "Hell On Wheels") rode their motorcycles to Yosemite. ... read more

holmes family newsletter vol 1 no 5 ( in family, holmes, newsletter )

The Holmes Family Newsletter Vol. 1, No. 5, September 5, 1989 Jeannie breaks elbow Placed on Disabled List Lathrop — While attempting a "sling-shot" maneuver during a roller derby match last month with teammates Tiffany and Thomas, Jeannie went ove ... 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

the virtual recovery ( in life, money, economy )

via intrepidreport.com. "... the low 2011 real median household income is the summation, in most cases, of two household earners, whereas in 1967-68 one earner could produce the same real income.... when both husband and wife have to work in order to maintai ... read more

sacred chocolate ( in life, health )

See Food of the gods "... drinking a homemade cacao hot chocolate in the mornings instead of coffee ... unleashes such beautiful creative energies while also giving you a subtle morning boost" ... read more

 if your brakes go out ( in life, help, advice )

If your brakes ever go out, just shift into Park. Better to ruin the transmission than to die! You're welcome!.Don't ask. :) ... read more

 cinco de mayo ( in life, health, food )

It was Cinco De Mayo, so we tried Moe's Southwest Grill. After ten minutes with very little movement (the line was so long), we left. Next we tried Las Palmas, a very good local chain. Same problem there. We didn't even bother standing in line. Now we' ... read more

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