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planets.webp scientists explain odd similarities between human brain and entire universe

( in education, science, astronomy, biology from 2021)

Cool! A research duo made up of an astrophysicist from the University of Bologna and a neurosurgeon from the University of Verona have joined forces to share their claims that the...Two Scientists Explain The Odd Similarities Between The Human Brain And The Entire Universe... ... read more

e-laughing-pumpkins.webp yesterday at home

( in family, holmes, elizabeth from 2010)

Tara had a busy "day off." Her basic schedule consisted of: 1) taking our pug Chandler back to the vet (for the fifth or sixth time the past month) to check on his ulcerated cornea; 2) awaiting delivery of our "new" used clothes washer; and, 3) picking up Elizabet ... read more

earbuds.webp earbud-like device claims to boost linguistic skills

( in education, tech, language from 2020)

The simple gadget dramatically improves the wearer's ability to learn new words, say the University of Pittsburgh team behind the research new... ... read more

psychology-today.webp 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... ... read more

thumbs-up.webp words to live by

( in culture, quotes, advice from 2018)

Stay loose, keep moving, stay true to yourself... always. This, below, is pretty good advice, too, though. ... 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.

fbi warns of terror threats against americans, copy-cat attacks on u.s. soil
Stirring up the fear, never letting a tragedy go to waste.

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 thomas sowell quote

( in culture, quotes, politics from 2023)

It doesnt matter what rights you have under the Constitution of the U.S. if the government can punish you for exercising those rights. And it doesnt matter what limits the Constitution puts on government officials power if th ... read more

 best thrillers of all-time

( in culture, writing, books, novels from 2018)

According to the Telegraph, anyway. An interesting list. Several if not most of these were that authors first published novel. Ive actually read half of these, though its been years. ... 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

 if a man speaks in the forest

( in culture, humor, jokes from 2017)

If a man speaks in the forest and his wife is not there to hear it, is he still wrong? ... read more

 alex pannas quotes (from operation detour)

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

If I seem flippant, thats just how I cope. You either laugh or you cry. You apparently start referring to yourself in the second person, too. Im a trusting person. I just took my doctors word for it. ... read more

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 good friday

( in family, holmes, elizabeth from 2008)

It WAS a good Friday. There was nothing religious about it. If you know me at all, that wouldnt surprise you. I was just reading my previous post and wanted to have something more positive this time. Were all still adjusting to ea ... read more

 can't leave early

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

... but at least its all over. The Embassy visit went fine. Delta said that the only way we could take the available seats on earlier flights was to pay $2800 extra FOR EACH ticket. We said no. Unless someone wants to donate that to us ... read more

 elizabeth's birthday

( in family, holmes, elizabeth, birthdays from 2009)

Its this Sunday! Just FYI if you want to send an email or call or whatever. We should have pictures up here from tomorrows party at Chuck E. Cheeses. ... read more

 one hour with elizabeth

( in family, holmes, elizabeth from 2009)

We had a list of stops to make. First came Ace Hardware for a clothes line and a no-pest-strip. Elizabeth had rediscovered her Barbie electric guitar earlier that day and brought it with her on this trip. She wanted to bring it into the sto ... read more

 my brother's cat, hobo

( in family, pets, cats, religion from 2020)

He was a stray in the neighborhood I moved to when I bought my house. Based on neighbor reports, hed been here about 5 years when I finally adopted him in August of 2016 -- I moved here in Sept of 2012 and hed reportedly shown up ... read more

 feral cats find a new use

( in family, animals, pets, cats from 2013)

In case youre in the market for a "barn cat," this is for you: other cities near you have a similar program. ... read more

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 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 need for community

( in life, health, people, society from 2023)

I cant imagine anyone could disagree with the subject. Its very important for your own sanity. Division is the opposite of what people ever need.Heres a very short discussion about it. You can start about 2 minutes into it.Wa ... read more

 more than half using prescription drugs quit after using cannabis and cbd

( in life, health, drugs, treatment from 2019)

A survey on cannabidoil (CBD) usage found that women are more likely than men to use CBD; and once they start using it they quit traditional forms of big pharma painkillers like Tylenol, ibuprofen, and Vicodin, Forbes reported. A local (mid ... read more

 how to track a flight (us)

( in life, travel, tech from 2023)

This is nothing new, but I just used it to track a family members flight. I thought Id share for those not already aware, no pun intended.Go to It gives you a lot of info. ... read more

 diary, sunday, october 1, 2023

( in life, home-garden, chores, shopping from 2023)

Went to Home Depot today for one of those door-closer things for screen doors. Id left ours propped open and the wind weakened its hinges overnight. When I pushed on it to close it, a bracket snapped and the door flew open instead of c ... read more

newspaper.webp NEWSLETTER (Refresh for new list)

 holmes family newsletter vol 6 no 5

( in family, holmes, newsletter from 1994)

behind-the-8-bal.gifBehind the Eight Ball Who is that behind the eight ball, anyway?Vol. 6 No. 5, August 21, 1994 Jeannie Breaks HandJe ... read more

 holmes family newsletter vol 1 no 8

( in family, holmes, newsletter from 1989)

The Holmes Family Newsletter Vol. 1, No. 8, October 23, 1989 earthquake! Where were you when it hit?Don was just leaving his office on the 15th floor in downtown San Francisco when the whole building started to shake. "I survived,& ... read more

holmes family newsletter vol 5 no 4

( in family, holmes, newsletter from 1993)

Not Just Another NewsletterMONDAY, JULY 19, 1993CIRCULATION: From 8 to 15 (depending on our mood and how many stamps we have) ... read more

 holmes family newsletter vol 6 no 6

( in family, holmes, newsletter from 1994)

Coyote BreathVol. 6 No. 6, October 26, 1994 Don rides to DenverIn August, Don rode his motorcycle from Nashville to Denver. He wouldnt say wh ... read more

 holmes family newsletter vol 2 no 5

( in family, holmes, newsletter from 1990)

Big News & Other Stuff Vol. 2, No. 5 [Yeah, another new name.] March 19, 1990 Mike to return earlyMike has had a c ... read more

 holmes family newsletter vol 3 no 6

( in family, holmes, newsletter from 1991)

The Leaky Faucet"Irritating, yet soothing. Obnoxious, yet hypnotic"Vol. 3, No. 6, July 30, 1991Sapphire dispute settled out of courtSteve ... read more



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