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splat31.webp how to support this website

(in culture, writing, blog, friendsnews from 2019)

Please support this website, should you be so inclined: buy one of my novels/novellas buy me a (virtual) cup of coffee here or ... read more

middle-eastern-friends-on-stairs.webp lost a friend

(in culture, humor, internet, social from 2013)

No, not that kind of lost (knock on wood). But, don't you hate it when you're walking along talking to someone, it's crowded, you hear a muffled scream but think nothing of it, only to realize several blocks down the street that your frie ... read more

groucho.webp joke images

(in culture, humor, jokes from 2019)

WARNING: Not necessarily for kids (or the squeamish). AnimalsAll Joke Images ... read more

bonnieplantsveggies.webp pick-your-own fruit and vegetable farms

(in life, health, food, home-garden from 2011)

This could prove useful as food (and gas) prices soar this coming year: Where to Find Pick-Your-Own Fruit and Vegetable Farms/Orchards for Local, Fresh Fruit, Vegetables and Pumpkins, Along With Canning, Freezing Pre ... read more

e-at-airport.webp which airports have body scanning technology

(in life, travel, health from 2010)

Airports to avoid, if at all possible:Which airports have body-scanning technologyAt least my airport, Nashville Int'l, uses the less dangerous model. ... read more

portuguese-cookies.webp dry cookies (portuguese)

(in culture, food, recipes, cookies from 2022)

Full qty. ? Half qty. ? Ingredient7 Cups ? 3-1/2 cups ? Flour8 ? 4 ? Eggs1 tsp ? 1/2 tsp? lemon extract2 ? 1 ? sticks of butter2 tbsp ? 1 tbsp ? Crisco Shortening1 tbsp ? 1/2 tbsp ? Baking Powder2 cups ? 1 cup? ... read more

feed external news feeds

slovakia pm robert fico in 'very serious' condition after being shot
Fico has spoken out strongly against unelected elites setting policy

chiefs harrison butker blasted for commencement speech encouraging women to be homemakers
How dare he promote traditional values!

nato warns georgia 'foreign agents' bill is 'step in wrong direction'
NATO itself is a step in the wrong direction

gen z furious about the economy, blaming previous generations for wrecking it
Blame Biden. It was doing well under Trump until the scamdemic hit.

mcdonald's is working to introduce a $5 value meal
Made of sawdust, fake meat, and the tears of those fired for demanding $20 an hour?

when will evs become mainstream in the us?
EV battery production damages the environment worse and the vehicles themselves are less reliable than gasoline/diesel vehicles

ukraine war "spins out of control"
Medvedev provides our quote of the week!

rfk defends fake news, arguing, 'there is no such thing as liberal media.'
Twenty years ago. Even presidential candidates are allowed to change their opinions.

the federal reserve cartel: the eight families
Nice summary of who runs things.

why would israel and its allies fear the icc?
Because it has the word criminal in it, and they're criminals.

is the crackdown on us university campuses a threat to free speech?
Is the Pope Catholic?

iran sentences rapper toomaj salehi to death over 2022-23 unrest
These BRICS countries hate freedom of expression even more than the AUKUS countries do.

harvey weinstein's 2020 rape conviction overturned by new york appeals court
We would put his picture here, but... wait, here's one!

scientists push new paradigm of animal consciousness, saying even insects may be sentient
Every living thing is at least somewhat sentient.

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 dinner and a show

(in culture, food, restaurants from 2013)

After stopping at Tara's sister's house in Smyrna to pick up a newly-refurbished Kindle Fire her husband had put together for her, we had dinner at a nearby Mexican restaurant, Mi Tierra. Now Chago's ... read more

 movies-tv page

(in culture, movies-tv-video from 2019)

Good quasi-clay-mation videoGreat f ... read more

 ordering a sandwich

(in culture, food, restaurants from 2017)

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

 white house, cdc and w.h.o. are hereby banned

(in culture, humor, covid, politics from 2021)

In accordance with the White House's wishes, we are banning all misinformation from the worst offenders (the White House, CDC and WHO) from this website/platform. They have lost all credibility. I guess we should add ... read more

 people everywhere confuse what they read in newspapers with news

(in culture, quotes, news from 2021)

People everywhere confuse what they read in newspapers with news. -- AJ Liebling, The New Yorker journalist f ... read more

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 holiday world (2009)

(in family, holmes, elizabeth from 2009)

Tara just brought me back from the pharmacy where I'm having a prescription filled. We used CVS because Tara had a coupon. She is the coupon queen. Doesn't buy anything without a coupon these days. It's a hobby. You ... read more

 great visit

(in family, adoption, holmes, travel from 2007)

We had a great visit with our little girl this morning. There were no observers. That happens this afternoon. Vika mentioned we should think about showing more affection in front of the observers. It's more in line with how Russians tre ... read more

 sights of astrakhan

(in family, adoption, holmes, travel from 2007)

I'm attaching pictures we made of Astrakhan and our room. We are staying at the Hotel Azimut in Astrakhan. They are going through major renovations right now. It's kind of funny to see the interior design mix. The lobby is decorated in ... read more

 the day before

(in family, adoption, holmes from 2007)

Sounds like a movie title. Anyway, it's Thursday morning. ... read more

 contentment is

(in family, holmes, pets from 2013)

Contentment is lying in bed, social networking on my laptop, listening to my wife and daughter fight/tease each other in the other room, while I've got the cat cuddled up on my left and two out of three pugs cuddled up on my right. ... read more

 tell your pet you love them

(in family, pets from 2020)

If you ever wondered how strong your furry friends' love is for you, here's your answer. Hearing 'I love you' from their owner makes pups' heart rate skyrocket by 46 percent, study shows... ... read more

life-clipart.webp LIFE (Refresh for new list)

 giving matters

(in life, help, charity from 2020)

GivingMatters furthers The Community Foundation's work of connecting generosity with need by raising the level of local nonprofit transparency, making comprehensive information available to the public in a searchable database, and identi ... read more

 marijuana, hemp, cbd: what's legal and where

(in life, health, food, legal from 2019)

For those asking for a friend, see marijuana-hemp-cbd-whats-legal-and-where:As the legalized cannabis industry in the Unite ... read more

 chelation, anyone?

(in life, health, vaccines, treatment from 2022)

unusual-toxic-components-found-in-covid-vax-assembly-lines-without-exception-german-scientistsThese are ... read more

 got yelled at today

(in life, animals, wildlife, birds from 2017)

I got yelled at today... by a quail. I was crossing an empty lot toward the soccer field (for my daughter's game) when I heard squawking. I looked down, and there it was, protecting its nest, obviously telling me to get lost. So I did. ... read more

 employment page

(in life, money, employment from 2012)

Non-profit job listingsTap RootCatch Afire ... read more

newspaper.webp NEWSLETTER (Refresh for new list)

 holmes family newsletter vol 6 no 4

(in family, holmes, newsletter from 1994)

Fish Stories Best when lightly buttered, with just a pinch of lemon. Vol. 6 No. 4June 28, 1994 Tiffany wins awardsTiffany and her horse, Rocky, of Tracy, CA, competed in a local horse show a couple of months ago. See how current this new ... read more

 family newsletter

(in family, holmes, newsletter from 2008)

Old stuff, but some of it's still funny ... It's basically the precursor to this website. Click the links in the table of contents, above. Otherwise, just do a search in the home page's search box for newsletter (without ... read more

 holmes family newsletter vol 2 no 3

(in family, holmes, newsletter from 1990)

Billy Club Vol. 2, No. 3, February 8, 1990 aka Bullseye, Hard Copy, The Holmes Family Newsletter ... read more

 holmes family newsletter vol 2 no 1

(in family, holmes, newsletter from 1990)

HARD COPY Vol. 2, No. 1 Hard-Hitting JournalismJanuary 3, 1990 formerly known as The Holmes Family Newsletter Predictions for 1990 Elvis Presley will still be dead. Vice-President Quayle will be kicked out of offi ... read more

 holmes family newsletter vol 3 no 6

(in family, holmes, newsletter from 1991)

The Leaky FaucetIrritating, yet soothing. Obnoxious, yet hypnoticVol. 3, No. 6, July 30, 1991Sapphire dispute settled out of co ... read more

 holmes family newsletter vol 2 no 7

(in family, holmes, newsletter from 1990)

the NEWS Vol. 2, No. 7, May 1, 1990Editor's Note: We would like to apologize for that last issue, but we won't. We'd like to say it'll never happen again, but hey... Mike gets jobMike has taken a job as a process server f ... read more



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