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redsquare10.jpg the day before

( in family, adoption, holmes from 2007)

Sounds like a movie title. Anyway, it's Thursday morning. Grey's Anatomy season premier tonight. Tara says woo- ... read more

books/another-way-cover-2022.png about my books

( in culture, writing, books, novels from 2013)

williamarthurholmes ... read more

redsquare10.jpg back in atlanta

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

We're in the Atlanta airport now! Good to be on US soil, except that they keep mentioning George Bush (... as in the Houston Airport). :) It's 1:45a.m. Moscow time right now (5:45p.m. EDT), but I'm not tired. I'm anxious to catch the flight to Nashville. Customs and "security&qu ... read more

holding-sun.jpg holding the sun

( in culture, photography from 2008)

Here's a few, with more below these: ... read more

redsquare10.jpg mweh yeddum v aeroport eta ootra

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

You probably guessed what that means: We are going to the aiport this morning. It's probably not grammatically correct, but I ain't got no time for linguistic correctitude. :)Unlike last time when the cat kept waking me up, this time I was able to get a good night's sleep. I was up at 5: ... read more

feed external news feeds

international pandemic treaty: w.h.o. meets to impose censorship of misinformation

^ Conflicting information is not necessarily misinformation, but that is what our misleaders want you to think.

family of ex-marine left behind in russia devastated after brittney griner released in high-level prisoner swap

^ Well, she's a celebrity, black and lesbian, so she's triple-protected.

global warming a back door to socialism and now even the un admits it

^ "The really good model is communist China," she says. The same China with terrible air and water pollution?

philadelphia transit to treat every commuter like a potential terrorist

^ You mean like the TSA has been doing since 2001?

vaxxing your brain: google trying to "immunize" users against misinformation with new "info interventions" propaganda scheme

^ Conflicting information is not necessarily misinformation, but that is what our misleaders want you to think.

emu on the loose in north carolina

^ When isn't there an emu on the loose somewhere, especially in North Carolina?

legislators enact unconstitutional laws to enrich donors, not the people

^ That's politicians, in a nutshell

cdc, hhs offer $1 million for research to predict vaccine "misinformation trends"

^ Conflicting information is not necessarily misinformation, but that is what our misleaders want you to think.

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 netflix subgenres

( in culture, movies-tv-video from 2017)

How to find those hard-to-find movies and TV shows on Netflix:Netflix codesUPDATE: Not sure this works. ... read more

 the quest for a facebook replacement continues

( in culture, tech, internet, social from 2020)

I keep joining these other social networking sites, only to be disappointed. The main problem is that they insist that I upload my contact list, which I refuse to do. Maybe this one -- Parler -- will work out. [UPDATE: Not so much!]Here are ... read more

 elements of a story

( in culture, writing, advice from 2021)

They say... What are the main ELEMENTS OF A STORY? Setting; Character; Plot; Conflict; Theme; Point-of-view; Tone; Style; ... but I would put them in order of importance: Character, Conflict, Plot, Point-of-view, Theme, Style, Tone, Setti ... read more

 anonymous quote of the day

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

The flu is not a hoax. Renaming it covid and calling it a pandemic is the hoax. -- anonymous in response to the comment "Why bother with Ivermectin if its all just a hoax?" ... read more

 sumptuous opportunity is promptly uncovered

( in culture, humor, internet, spam from 2021)

I am so excited! Sounds sumptuous!Received this email the other day from Iris Holets at . Im sure that is an actual person and address. People dont lie about these things, but Im concerned. Theyre asking & ... read more

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 dad's 94th birthday, part 2

( in family, holmes, lionel, birthdays from 2013)

The ZooThe next morning, I was up before Elizabeth. I couldnt wait for her to wake up, so I snuck downstairs for some free coffee. She would have freaked out to wake up and find me gone. Passing through the lobby, I said good morning t ... read more


( in family, holmes, elizabeth from 2017)

Me (folding clothes): I need some of your hangers.Elizabeth: Here you go. Me: Wow, a variety of hanger types, thanks. Elizabeth: Well, I am diverse! Her friends are diverse, actually, but its an inside joke with us about her over ... read more

 pictures of our life in astrakhan

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

Tonight is our last night in Astrakhan. So, I thought Id post some pictures of where weve been living for the past 19 days. Weve had many battles over clothing. She thinks I put too much clothes on her. In the hotel room, she ... read more

 elizabeth's first halloween

( in family, holmes, elizabeth from 2009)

She explains the process. Click here for the video ... read more

 holmes russian adoption videos

( in family, adoption, holmes, videos from 2008)

The links to both 1 and 2 are here. has been updated slightly, in case you want to watch it again. might be updated eventually, too, if more pictures come in. Here are the links: ... read more

 update to the update's update

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

I went ahead and paid for the 24-hour internet connection from the room. It wasnt even double the cost of one hour. I also swapped out the flaky cable and that seems to have fixed the connection problem. [Wrong. I had to call the techs ... read more

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 dr. otto warburg discovered the cause of cancer and prescribed a natural cure

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

Wow! And just more proof that you cannot (never have been able to) trust the "healthcare" industry to have your best interest at heart. The cause of cancer is a low oxygen environment. A low oxygen environment is caused by envi ... read more

 help page

( in life, help, charity from 2010)

People Charity Navigator Create the Good ... read more

 cows escape california slaughterhouse, stampede through neighborhood

( in life, animals from 2021)

Hurray for the cows! Showing more backbone than most humans, as evidenced by the latter allowing themselves to be pressured into getting one of these unnecessary (and unwise) covid shots. Th ... read more

 lessons in the art of living

( in life, help, advice from 2013)

Good guidelines. The snippet below is the most useful part: In DBT [dialectical behavior therapy], the skill is encapsulated in a mnemonic device known as... Less ... read more

 wicklow mountain golden retriever rescue

( in life, animals, charity, rescue from 2021)

I love this kind of story! The family made a thorough search. They left a laundry basket of unwashed clothing near the spot theyd last seen Neesha on the chance shed home in on the familiar scent marker. They even resorted to dron ... read more

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 holmes family newsletter vol 5 no 6

( in family, holmes, newsletter from 1993)

Hoot and a HollerVol. 5, No. 6, September 28, 1993 - Nashville editionJournalism at its finest! - Yearly subscription rate: $135 Brouns family buys property LAT ... read more

 holmes family newsletter vol 4 no 3

( in family, holmes, newsletter from 1992)

The Leaky Faucet Vol. 4, No. 3, March 18, 1992"More of the same, basically." Doug elected presidentWith this nati ... read more

 holmes family newsletter vol 3 no 1

( in family, holmes, newsletter from 1991)

news from La-La Land HAPPY NEW YEAR!!Vol. 3, No. 1, January 4, 1991 Newsletter editor murdered!The editor of this newsletter was a ... read more

 holmes family newsletter vol 5 no 1

( in family, holmes, newsletter from 1993)

The Stupid Kangaroo Vol. 5, No. 1, February 1, 1993 Editors Note: This newsletter welcomes the New Year (kicking and screami ... read more

 holmes family newsletter vol 2 no 2

( in family, holmes, newsletter from 1990)

Bullseye Vol. 2, No. 2, January 26, 1990[formerly known as Hard Copy; before that, The Holmes Family Newsletter] Denise expecting! ... read more

 holmes family newsletter vol 2 no 6

( in family, holmes, newsletter from 1990)

the NEWS Vol. 2, No. 6, April 16, 1990[Back in spite of popular demand.] WORLD NEWS Mike is back from Germany and looking very Europea ... read more


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