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animated/animated-mail.webp an email exchange

( in family, holmes, bill, humor from 2001)

Bill Holmes Sent: Tuesday, February 06, 2001, 2:59 PMTara McKinneySubject: rescheduled againBetter not bring any boyfriends home tonight. I'll be here, after all. It's been rescheduled for tomorrow. Got a call from TekSystems-Huntsville. They've got a contract-to-perm job ... read more

cali-here-we-come.webp redding in april

( in life, travel, usa, blog from 2023)

Friday, April 7, 2023 Elizabeth and I were on our seemingly annual trip to California. This time, it was a gift for her 18th birthday. Years ago, I thought we might be flying to Astrakhan, Russia, for this birthday, but things are a little dicey there now. Besides, you nee ... read more

fashion-trendsetter.webp the first hours of parenthood

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

Oh my gosh! She's a handful!Well, we left the orphanage without much incident. She told the orphanage staff that she wanted to leave in the car. But, she refused to let me or Bill hold her hand or touch her other than put her snowsuit and boots on. The orphanage director walked h ... read more

astrakhan-grocery-store.webp thursday in astrakhan

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

First things first: Our little girl is warming up to Tara. She gave her a kiss yesterday, I think without even being asked. Now, for some more random thoughts:Before I forget to mention it, I need to tell you what happened Tuesday. I think it was Tuesday. My whole sense of time is pr ... read more

nashville-cumberland-riverboat.webp best places to go (2013)

( in life, travel from 2013)

Nashville made the list! Here's what they say about it: The new Nashville offers two things worth traveling for: a hot, trendy new food scene and its famous, funky mu ... read more

star-wars-villain1.webp we won the war in 2030

( in education, research, future from 2023)

The globalists have collapsed. Watch this backcast from 2030 to learn how we did it. The Solari Report with Catherine Austin Fitts is always excellent. click here ... read more

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jabbing back: after being fired for vaccine refusal this man defended himself & won

^ Good for him!

widely loathed henry kissinger finally dead

^ Unfortunately, there's plenty more where he came from.

rothschild wants merger between corporations, governments and ai to "save capitalism"

^ The first two merged decades ago.

malaysia airlines flight 370 captured by unknown forces

^ Interesting. Who knows?

kennedy assassination: the greatest conspiracy ever conceived

^ ... until 9/11, then covid

ben shapiro blasts "disgraceful, faux sophistication" of candace owens

^ Shapiro supports Israel, right or wrong.

wef says climate change is causing sudden heart attack surge

^ Such b.s. The WEF knows nothing about climate or health.

four men charged after $6m solid gold toilet stolen from churchill birthplace

^ Anyone who owns a $6 million toilet needs to go to jail

saying a bun in the oven is now offensive, claims historian

^ Everything's offensive to someone.

we are ruled by sociopaths and morons

^ So true, especially the latter

putin might have cancelled armageddon

^ Interesting analysis of things over there...

mcdonald's offering free fries made from potatoes grown on bill-gates-owned land

^ That's not suspicious at all!

candidate paid rent to company linked to one of her donors

^ Friends support friends, and everyone is "linked to" everyone else.

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 harry truman quote

( in culture, quotes, politics from 2021)

Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and crea ... read more

 random book reviews

( in culture, writing, books, reviews from 2021)

From Lionel, January 2013: I just finished reading "The Walking Drum" by Louis LAmour, a historical novel ... read more

 cinco de mayo

( in culture, food, restaurants, holidays from 2013)

It was Cinco De Mayo, so we tried Moes Southwest Grill. After ten minutes with very little movement (the line was so long), we left. Next we tried ... read more

 voltaire quotes

( in culture, quotes, philosophy from 2021)

Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. I disapprove of what you say, but will defend to the death your right to say it. Judge a man by his questions, rather than by his answers. Every man is guilty of all ... read more

 best fiction of 2019

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

The Testaments by Margaret Atwood... wins this years Best Fiction award for her ... read more

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 riding the metro, part deux

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

All three of us went to Red Square this time. Im glad Tara was able to see it. Elizabeth was fascinated, too, but probably wont remember a thing. We then had lunch at Sbarro in the ... read more

 rottweiler tricks

( in family, pets, dogs from 2010)

Here are some videos by my sisters friend who bought a puppy from her: v PTyOqZemOq4 v nVFlSQdzQj ... read more

 doug and family page

( in family, holmes, doug from 2003)

Doug sells power toolsDougs genealogy services ... read more

 here's your update

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

Everyone is wanting an update! Well, were parents of a two-year-old now. No time for updates!She is keeping us busy. Her favorite things to do are: play in the sink, play in the tub, and play in the toilet. She is a waterbaby! One of t ... read more

 elizabeth's first video

( in family, adoption, holmes, movies-tv-video from 2008)

Elizabeths directorial debut. A probing, provocative, sometimes introspective look at a typical weekend around the house with Mama and Papa and the pugs. ... read more

 settling in

( in family, holmes, elizabeth from 2008)

I just thought Id mention that Elizabeth is settling into her new life pretty well. Tara is her full-time parent, I just appear after work and on weekends. :) Even then, its Tara who does most of the work. Elizabeths biggest ... read more

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 customer satisfaction surveys

( in life, money, employment from 2010)

When given one of those customer satisfaction surveys, always try and give a glowing report about the individual who helped you (unless they were terrible, of course) because those surveys are just another tool for corporations to harass th ... read more

 dare to be nice

( in life, help, advice from 2015)

... (or friendly, even) once in a while instead of "cool." As my brother-in-law says, "Jus sayin." ... read more

 elephant poaching falls dramatically

( in life, animals, wildlife, elephants from 2019)

Some good news for a change: elephant-poaching-falls-dramatically-africa Elephant poaching in Africa has dropped significantly from a peak in 2011, according to a new analysis of annual surveillance d ... read more

 fall is definitely here

( in life, health, environment, blog from 2010)

It was actually cold all day today, but that didnt stop me and Elizabeth, then the pugs, from spending half of our day outside! First, we went exploring the new neighborhood being built nearby. I dont know why theyre building ... read more

 the effects of fluoride

( in life, health, water from 2020)

See articles below on the effects of fluoride.Harvard Study Finds Fluoride Lowers IQ - Published in Federal Govt JournalBui ... read more

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 holmes family newsletter vol 5 no 7

( in family, holmes, newsletter from 1993)

The Rotten Apple Journalism with visible holesVol. 5 No. 7, December 1, 1993 Mike Rolls Car!LIVINGSTON, CA - Remember ... read more

 holmes family newsletter vol 6 no 7

( in family, holmes, newsletter from 1995)

Yee-Haw The only newsletter we do!Vol. 6, No. 7, December 29, 1994Belinda Has Puppies!Another one of Lucys dogs has gone and had a litter of pups. ... read more

 holmes family newsletter vol 3 no 4

( in family, holmes, newsletter from 1991)

the Evening Star Post-Tribune Dispatch (we couldnt decide on a name) Vol. 3, No. 4, June 4, 1991 Bikers ride to YosemiteOn Mothers Day, John, Jeannie, Don and Diane (collectively known as "Hell ... read more

holmes family newsletter vol 2 no 12

( in family, holmes, newsletter from 1990)

The Newsletter Vol. 2 No. 12, September 17, 1990"Your Only News Source" Its a girl!!We asked Denise if she could hurry up and have the baby because we wanted to put out this issue. And, sure enough, she had the baby two week ... read more

 holmes family newsletter vol 3 no 8

( in family, holmes, newsletter from 1991)

The Leaky Faucet Vol. 3, No. 8, December 10, 1991 Steve & Denise host ThanksgivingTurkey was served and everybody ate it. What else is there to say? Ok ... read more

 holmes family newsletter vol 2 no 15

( in family, holmes, newsletter from 1990)

NEWS, ETC. Vol. 2, No. 15, December 18, 1990"Christmas Issue" Lucy to Host ChristmasLucy will be having Christmas at her house t ... read more



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