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toxic-waste.webp 4 simple ways to minimize household chemicals

( in life, help, advice, home-garden from 2010)

We are addicted to chemicals: bleach, ammonia, window cleaner, toilet bowl cleaner, drain cleaner, shampoo, body wash, laundry detergent, fabric softener, conditioner, deodorant, toothpaste, body creams, shave gel, dish soap, antibacterial spray, deodorizer, mildew remover, and the l ... read more

lazy-exercise.webp people can be fat and fit

( in life, health, fitness, research from 2012)

Good news! Nearly half of fat people are just as healthy as slim people - and at no more risk of developing heart problems or cancer, researchers claim. Doing exercise can offset the dangers of being obese, the researchers found. The study - which is the largest of its kind - abolish ... read more

e-laughing-pumpkins.webp elizabeth's first halloween

( in family, holmes, elizabeth from 2009)

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

resume-clipart.webp a week of testing

( in life, money, employment from 2013)

Took a test yesterday. Hope I passed! New job depends on it! Hope I did better than the previous day's job-related test. That one was on Windows 7 and Server 2008 techie stuff, and I just haven't kept up with Win 7, not as a tech, especially in regard to its various corporate ... read more

writing.webp good article about storytelling

( in culture, writing, advice from 2020)

Pop culture today is obsessed with the battle between good and evil. Traditional folktales never were. What changed? the-good-guy-bad-guy-my ... 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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culture.webp CULTURE (Refresh for new list)

 john lennon quote

( in culture, quotes, music from 2021)

A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality. -- John LennonUPDATE: Now, after watching Inventing ... read more

 psychopaths among us

( in culture, people, politics from 2020)

"Politicians are more likely than people in the general population to be sociopaths. I think you would find no expert in the field of sociopathy/ psychopathy/ antisocial personality disorder who would dispute [that] a small minority of ... read more

 political compass test

( in culture, writing, politics from 2020)

Welcome! Its timely to stress that The Political Compass has been on the internet since 2001. The uniqueness of our take on politics is reflected in the gratifyingly enthusiastic reviews weve enjoyed in the national media of many ... read more

 visited a family member today

( in culture, writing, blog, health from 2023)

I visited a struggling family member today. He still has trouble walking. Has to hold onto things as he goes. Trouble seeing, too. You never know what he can see or not see in front of him. At least he was much less scary/out-of-it today. H ... read more

 no more tv

( in culture, movies-tv-video from 2013)

Weve turned off, unplugged and hidden the TVs from ourselves! The plan is to keep it that way throughout the summer. Well see how long it lasts. :) Something tells me well be "cheating" by watching more stuff on our ... read more

family5.webp FAMILY (Refresh for new list)

 we're home

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

OK, now were home! Ill try and do a trip summary tomorrow after a good nights sleep ... in my own bed. Tara says she feels like Dorothy, "Theres no place like home!" ... read more

 walking the dogs

( in family, holmes, pets, dogs from 2008)

Its something I do every night. I actually stopped for several months starting in May, I guess, when my back problems flared up. Then came my knee surgery, which kept me from walking much. Then I got to where I enjoyed not having to wa ... read more

 sunday ride

( in family, holmes, elizabeth from 2013)

Elizabeth dragged me onto another one of her outings this morning. If nothing else, she keeps me in shape. This time, she was on her motorized scooter (the kind you stand on), while I rode my bicycle. No fair making the old man use pedal po ... read more

 a warning to pet owners with kids

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

I had to take our dog Chandler (my "best puppy", the "big man", or "Chanva" as our daughter Elizabeth used to call him) to the vet Thursday. I had discovered while giving him a bath what looked like a bloody ga ... read more

 elizabeth skiing for the first time

( in family, holmes, elizabeth from 2015)

It was father-daughter day (for me, my brother, nephew and our daughters) at NorthStar ski resort in Lake Tahoe. See ... read more

life.webp LIFE (Refresh for new list)

 million pollinator garden challenge

( in life, health, environment, home-garden from 2015)

Pollinators are responsible for 1 out of 3 bites of food we take each day, and yet pollinators are at a critical point in their own survival. Many reasons contribute to their recent decline. We know for certain, however, that more nectar an ... read more

 how to take your own passport photo

( in life, travel, photography from 2018)

I was having a hard time converting a digital photo down to the correct 2"x2" physical size. Then I found this article: take your own passport photos. At first, I was thinking "Tell me something I dont know." Then I ... read more

 the 10 most hated companies in america

( in life, money, employment from 2012)

Facebook currently has more than 800 million users. Any company of this size is sure to have some detractors. Compared to other leading social media sites, however, Facebook has the lowest customer satisfaction score from the American Custo ... read more

 best places to go (2013)

( in life, travel from 2013)

Nashville made the list! Heres 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

 i lost my tomato plants

( in life, health, food, home-garden from 2013)

We had a freeze Tuesday night, so I lost my tomato plants and probably my cucumbers. :( I replaced those original tomato plants, adding cherry tomatoes, and might have lost those too because, even though I hadn t planted them yet, I sc ... read more

newspaper.webp NEWSLETTER (Refresh for new list)

 holmes family newsletter vol 7 no 1

( in family, holmes, newsletter from 1995)

The Wandering Eye Vol. 7 No. 1, March 19, 1995[Were back! Sorry it took so long between issues, but the entire staff was frozen solid in ... read more

 holmes family newsletter vol 2 no 7

( in family, holmes, newsletter from 1990)

the NEWS Vol. 2, No. 7, May 1, 1990[Editors Note: We would like to apologize for that last issue, but we wont. Wed like to say itl ... read more

holmes family newsletter vol 5 no 5

( in family, holmes, newsletter from 1993)

rabblerouser Vol. 5, No. 5, August 8, 1993 Bill moving to NashvilleBill is moving to Nashville, Tennessee to pursue his boyhood dream of being a country singing star! Oh wait, thats Do ... read more

 holmes family newsletter vol 3 no 7

( in family, holmes, newsletter from 1991)

The Leaky Faucet Vol. 3, No. 7, October 14, 1991 Mike lands great job!Michael has been named Executive Producer of Cal State Stanislaus new bi-we ... read more

 holmes family newsletter vol 3 no 3

( in family, holmes, newsletter from 1991)

and now...THE NEWS Vol. 3, No. 3 (yes, only "No. 3")April 26, 1991 Doug returns from Hungary On March 21, Doug left Sacrament ... read more

holmes family newsletter vol 1 no 2

( in family, holmes, newsletter from 1989)

The Holmes Family newsletter June 23, 1989 - Vol. 1, No. 2 - Since 1989[Editors Note: This may be the last issue.] NEWSJeannies dog, Chance ... read more



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