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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 Lulu. Oth ... read more

big pharma in maryland (life/health/safety)
Josh Mazer is pro-vaccine, but wants vaccines to be based on sound scientific evidence and not to cause more harm than good. He also believes in providing informed consent on the risks/dangers of each vaccine. via ... read more

this week's literacy rant (education/language/)
OK, people, the word is "led" (when pronounced "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 ... read more

barney fife lives! (education/news/crime)
Can you say over-reaction? ... read more

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

a few words about my dad (family/holmes/)
I tried to come up with the best word to fill in the blank in the following sentence: He was the most _____ man I have ever known. He was certainly the finest, hands-down, bar none. Most fair-minded, too. With seven kids ready to ... read more

autism linked to aluminum adjuvants (life/health/)
via We now have 5 years of medical research, mostly from outside the United States, incriminating aluminum adjuvants in vaccines as the SOLE cause of autism epidemic. JB ... 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

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

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

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

coins (life/money/)
Woo-hoo! I took the old cookie (coin) jar to the Coinstar machine today (11.9% "fee", are you kidding me?!). I came away with $93.54! It rejected a few coins, repeatedly, forcing me to just pocket them. One of those was an elongated p ... read more

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

good explanation of the "annexation" of crimea (education/history/)
In response to us-issues-new-russia-sanctions-over-profiting-on-crimean-resort. Reprinted without permission from T ... read more

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

words to live by (life/help/)
Stay loose, keep moving, stay true to yourself... always. This is pretty good advice, too, though. ... read more

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