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mangled english ( education / language / humor )

This is pretty old, from the old newsletter in 1992, when the Soviet Union still existed, but it's still funny How English is Being Used in Different Parts of the World IN A TOKYO HOTEL: Is forbitten to steal hotel towels please. If you are not person to do such ... read more

 doormats with a difference ( culture / humor )

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 digging a shallow well ( life / miscellany )

This guy makes it look easy: youtu.be/5rYPRMm8Arw ... read more

 a day at the fair ( culture / writing / stories )

by William Arthur Bill Holmes. © Copyright 1990-2010 I pulled into Angel's Camp around noon. I was supposed to be meeting my brother Don and his wife Diane there ... somewhere. We hadn't actually decided on a meeting place. That would have been too easy ... read more

 boycott verizon if at all possible ( life / money / employment )

They're forcing pay cuts for the people who do the actual work there while their executives get millions in bonuses. Last year Verizon made $12 billion in profits, got $1 billion in government subsidies and paid zippo, zero in taxes. But instead of sharing this ... read more

 sleep, what a concept ( family / adoption / holmes )

I slept on the floor most of last night. It's a little after 7 a.m. here. Elizabeth refuses to sleep in her crib, even though we're told that's what she slept in at the orphanage. So, she sleeps with us in our bed. That bed is barely big enough for just me and Tar ... read more

 doctors say she's normal ( family / adoption / holmes )

Tara took Elizabeth to the international adoption specialist doctors today for a psychological evaluation and another physical exam. They say she is perfectly average/normal for a girl her age. Of course, that puts her well above average for a foreign orphan. ... read more

 trampoline ( education / language )

Trampoline ends in ine not ene as I had thought. Just FYI for next time someone tells you that's the wi-fi password and you can't get online to look it up. :) ... read more

 extra recess time alleviates adhd ( life / health / drugs )

Interesting The most common sense, natural solution to inattentive behavior in school children, however, may be the basic idea of giving children more time to free play and to engage their bodies in physical activity. It's such a simple notion in such unusual ti ... read more

 new orleans ( life / travel )

We flew into New Orleans about noon time on a Friday. Since the room wasn't ready for such an early arrival, we walked four blocks to the pier and decided to ride the paddle wheel boat Natchez. It basically goes a mile up the Mississippi, then heads back. You'll ... read more

 decent breakfast place? ( life / health / food / restaurants )

Calling all breakfast eaters: Does anyone know of a decent place for breakfast near Nashville's (BNA) airport? My sister is passing through town next weekend and wants to have breakfast with Elizabeth (everyone else is secondary). We have a short time frame (2 or ... read more

 marijuana, hemp, cbd: what's legal and where ( life / health / food / plants )

For those asking for a friend, see marijuana-hemp-cbd-whats-legal-and-where: As the legalized cannabis industry in the United States grows with nearly every election, consumers interested in these products have more and more options. But they might also have m ... read more
now children with autism or sensory issues can buy vans shoes designed exclusively for them
In addition to the shoes being released in a soothing range of colors, they have also done away with shoelaces and complex attachments.Now Children ... read more

 when coyotes (try to) attack ( life / animals )

Well, I had an exciting morning. Who needs coffee to wake up? It was around 5:30 when I let our pug Joey out in the backyard. I'm standing there keeping an eye out for critters (there is no fence) when, sure enough, a couple of coyotes start trotting toward us, al ... read more

 elizabeth dancing! ( family / holmes / elizabeth / dance )

It should be available here: Elizabeth dancing! ... read more
everything i know: 42 hours of buckminster fuller's visionary lectures free online (1975)
Buckminister Fuller was truly ahead of his time, he was a humanitarian and an activist that provided multiple alternative ways of thought as well as ... read more

 people can be fat and fit ( life / health / fitness )

People can be fat AND fitGood news! It shows that some fat people manage to remain 'metabolically healthy' even though their body mass index would suggest they are not. See also. ... read more
next time you're at a party, see what happens when you ask someone this question
You're at a party and you have a drink in your hand. You're well dressed, the lights are dim, and music is lightly playing in the backgroun ... read more

 don't keep calm... ( life / health / mental )

Basically, go ahead and let yourself get anxious/excited. It's OK! You might even enjoy yourself, in a way. Or at least it'll be one of those things you can look back on and laugh about. via Don't Keep Calm.... Original source here: apa.org/pubs/journals/relea ... read more

 rottweiler tricks ( family / pets )

Here are some videos by my sister's friend who bought a puppy from her: watch?vyOov3s9LbQ&featurerelated watch?vPTyOqZemOq4 watch?vnVFlSQdzQjI&featurefvw ... read more

 guatemala ( life / travel )

We visited Evelyn's family and ate like the pigs that we are. Bijou had fun. I guess the highlight was going to the cemetery. Believe it or not, it was really Gothic, colorful, historical and very interesting, in general. We didn't have much time for sightseeing ... read more
submarine training target washes up on north carolina beach
Officials in a North Carolina town said the Navy was called in to eject an unusual beach visitor -- a 1,000-pound ball of concrete believed to be a ... read more