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piggy-bank-exploding.webp what a split second looks like

(in culture, photography from 2011)

Unless you like heavy metal guitars, you might want to lower or mute your volume before you click hereThis is exactly what you would ... read more

carl-jung.webp carl jung quote

(in culture, quotes, philosophy from 2021)

... it is not famine, not earthquakes, not microbes, not cancer but man himself who is man's greatest danger to man, for the simple reason that there is no adequate protection against psychic epidemics, which are infinitely more devastatin ... read more

blue-skies-boot.webp this clever & controversial artwork will help you think deeper about society

(in culture, arts-crafts from 2020)

Art Should Comfort The Disturbed And Disturb The Comfortable... Read, listen or watch the rest here: ... read more

beets.webp beet salad

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

The time stamp on these blog posts are in US Central Time, not Russia time. It's 6am Sunday morning here. We had lunch the ... read more

writing.webp writers need followers?

(in culture, writing, advice from 2016)

Publishers and writing gurus preach that writers need followers. The problem is that emotionally-stable people don't want followers. They want friends, compatriots, people who listen, not followers. Especially zombie followers. They'r ... read more

pesticides.webp pesticides causing adhd

(in life, health from 2010)

It might explain the relatively recent phenomena. Read, listen or watch the rest here: ... read more

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war on food supply: idaho limits water
That should stop the Greater Idaho movement

north dakota voters pass measure to impose age limits on congressional candidates
We need this nationwide.

find out where in the u.s. can you afford a home on your income
I find this interesting, but I'm a "best places" nerd.

washington state bans single-use foam that breaks up and pollutes waterways for orcas and salmon
It should be banned worldwide, except where absolutely necessary.

weather service forecasts sweltering heat this week for phoenix and las vegas areas
It's called summertime.

retail bloodbath: more than 2,600 store closings have been announced so far in 2024
Fear-mongering. Most of these stores have too many outlets, anyway.

xylitol linked to increased heart risk: should you reconsider sugar substitutes?
Yes. All artificial sweeteners should be avoided.

diamond industry in trouble as lab-grown gemstones tank prices further
It couldn't have happened to a more deserving bunch.

netherlands supports use of its nuclear-capable f-16s for strikes in russia
We paid a lot of money for these, and we want to use them!

juror says someone left her a bag with $120,000 cash and promise of more if she'll acquit
I would have kept the cash and NOT voted to acquit.

most americans falsely think the u.s. is in recession, poll shows
With this kind of inflation, it might as well be a recession.

teens who use marijuana are more likely to suffer psychotic disorders, study finds
Probably any drug, legal or not.

former cdc director says for the third time that bird flu will be the next pandemic
He promises, "for reals" this time.

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

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culture.webp CULTURE

 einstein quotes

(in culture, quotes from 2020)

Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it is stupid. Our task as humans must be to free our ... read more

 joseph goebbels quote

(in culture, quotes, conspiracies, politics from 2021)

Accuse the other side of that which you are guilty. -- Joseph GoebbelsI first noticed this coming from Bush-Cheney in 2000. Then, of course -- because ... read more

 rudolf steiner quote

(in culture, quotes, philosophy from 2021)

Does this remind you of anything happening RIGHT NOW?Rudolf Joseph Lorenz Steiner was an Austrian philosopher, social reformer, architect, esotericist, and claimed clairvoyant. Steiner gained initial recognition at the end of the nineteent ... read more

 colonel charonne quotes (from another way: beyond the status quo)

(in culture, quotes, books, novels from 2020)

You're that Commie, Pokorny! I should shoot you where you stand!Pokorny's still out there selling that tripe and it needs to stop. Now! I want him gone! You know what I'm saying? -- Colonel Charonne from ... read more

 panera favorites

(in culture, food, restaurants from 2018)

Insider favorites at Panera Bread. Via panera-bread-employee-favorites ... read more

family5.webp FAMILY

 detection dogs

(in family, animals, pets, dogs from 2010)

These are no hounds. These are highly trained detection dogs used by biologists to canvass for animals, scat, rare plants and invasive weeds that are easily missed by humans. ... read more

 our wedding reception

(in family, holmes, bill from 2001)

My and Tara's wedding reception2001imagesStill photosEleanor, June, Greg, Linda, FrankJayson, RonicaRonica, Sandie, Tara, StephanieBecky, Tara, BillCrowd 1Crowd 2Crowd 3Short videos (thanks to Jayson)Crowd shotCutting cake (s ... read more

 round two

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

We've received our court date. We're haggling with the airlines now. One round-trip ticket for one adult costs a little over $800. One one-way ticket for our daughter's flight home with us costs $1,600!! I suggested just buying our daugh ... read more

 it's only monday?

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

Monday -- 1 Oct 07 -- 6:37PMzzzDRAHST-vueet-ya, DRAHST-ya, BREEV-yet ee DO-bree-dyen from Astrakhan! I just (phonetically) said Hello, hey, hi and good afternoon (even though it's now evening here) in Russian. I couldn't remember how to ... read more

 missing cat returns

(in family, pets, cats from 2010)

Good news from best friends Julie and Bert in Las Vegas. One of their cats, Tobie, went missing this past January. He was an indoor/outdoor cat and one day just disappeared. Needless to say, they were heartbroken and spent many hours/day ... read more

 birthday party

(in family, holmes, elizabeth, birthdays from 2008)

Well, Elizabeth's birthday party is this Saturday. She'll be 3, and it'll be her first real party. It'll be outside at a covered table next to a playground in a nearby park. I can't tell you here on the Internet exactly where this park ... read more

life-clipart.webp LIFE

 strange badge swipe policy

(in life, money, employment from 2017)

There's a strange badge swipe policy at work: required first thing in the AM, after that ANYONE can just walk right in. monitoring-v-security ... read more

 great suction

(in life, home-garden, chores from 2013)

In preparation for the much-anticipated Comcast installation (Internet, not TV), I do as they suggest and clear out a space where I want them to put the cable wall jack. Once I have that space cleared, I decide to vacuum t ... read more

 maybe cashiers need to wear gloves

(in life, health, shopping from 2010)

Maybe their customers should wear gloves, too. Via ... read more

 how wildlife bridges over highways make animals -- and people -- safer

(in life, health, environment, wildlife from 2019)

I love this! Bridges for bears and tunnels for tortoises have significantly reduced the number of wildlife-car collisions worldwide. ... read more

 research shows local honey may halt allergies

(in life, health, food, treatment from 2012)

For those with allergies, this might help. Research Shows Local Honey may Halt AllergiesHoney has been considered an alternative allergy treatment for many ... read more

newspaper.webp NEWSLETTER

 holmes family newsletter vol 1 no 3

(in family, holmes, newsletter from 1989)

The Holmes Family Newsletter Vol. 1 No. 3, July, 1989Editor's Note: Due to profanity, nudity, and the mature theme of this issue, parental discretion is advised. ... read more

 holmes family newsletter vol 8 no 1

(in family, holmes, newsletter from 1997)

Once in a Blue MoonVol. 8 No. 1, February 1997A lot has happened since our last newsletter, so let's just jump right in with the news... ... read more

 holmes family newsletter vol 2 no 9

(in family, holmes, newsletter from 1990)

WORLD NEWS Award-Winning JournalismVol. 2, No. 9, June 14, 1990 Dad kills rattler! Special to the NewsBack from a week in the wilds of Arizona, Dad and Eleanor told of battles with man-eating coyotes and vicious attack- ... 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 3 no 2

(in family, holmes, newsletter from 1991)

the NEWSLETTER Vol. 3, No. 2 February 10, 1991 It's a girl... and a boy and a girl and a boy... Chance, a dog, has given birth to seven little dogs. Three boys and four girls! Hasn't she ever heard of birth control? The puppies ... read more

holmes family newsletter vol 2 no 13

(in family, holmes, newsletter from 1990)

Hometown NewsVol. 2, No. 13, October 20, 1990Editor's Note: This is most definitely the last issue. Bill graduates!After seven months, Bill has finally comple ... read more



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