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how global masking is like 'global warming
Global warming proponents have always claimed that CO2 gas emissions from human activity cause the conditions of Global Warming. Global Warming is described as a Greenhouse Effect, or warming, that happens when certain gases in Earth's atmosphere (CO2) trap ... read more

being bamboozled ( in culture, quotes )

This is great. Pretty similar to one by Mark Twain, actually, but I am adding it here, anyway: One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we have been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We are no longer interested ... read more

 cassette tape converted to mp3 ( in culture, music, tech )

Cool! I am getting one of these. I am including an affiliate link here. This sounds like a scam post, but I really am going to buy this! :) ... read more

 emissions test ( in culture, writing, blog, auto )

A mostly one-way text conversation I had with my wife, Tara, yesterday while she worked and I tried to get her car emissions tested. I was laughing at my own situation after a while, wondering what could possibly go wrong next. I never did get it tested because ... read more

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THE LAZY PUG CAFE

As recently as a few months ago, the Lazy Pug Café was nothing more than a dilapidated old two-story farmhouse. Locals witnessing its resurrection these past few months were grateful someone was finally bringing the "old girl" back to life. And so it was that people came from far and wide to have a "look-see" at the renamed, repainted and refurbished Lazy Pug Café. | Reviews | NEW! Give your own review HERE!

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if you are a truth-seeker read this disclaimer
June 9th, 2020 By Paul Lenda If you are a truth-seeker, you have to be prepared for everything you thought was the truth to become completely flipped on its head. As the Nisargadatta Maharaj once said, 'The search for Reality i ... read more
a mother's mighty love after 45 years apart: 'she knew you would be
Bruce Hollywood never wanted to meet his biological mother ' but when he suffered a heart attack at the age of 45, he found her at the restaurant ... read more
12 diy cleaning recipes -- from hand sanitizer to floor cleaner!
May 5th, 2020 By for It's cleaning day! Time to put on your favorite old jeans, sweatpants, or even pajamas ... read more
diver recovers $17,000 ring from bottom of california river
A California diver known as Merman Mike plunged into the Sacramento River and was able to recover a lost ring worth ... read more
in dozens of american cities, officers and protestors embrace during rallies
Across the US, protests against police brutality have included dozens of beautiful scenes of brotherhood and unity between law enforcement and protesters.In Dozens of American Cities, Officers and Protestors Embrace During Rallies Against Bad Policing ap ... read more

culture

sunday ride ( in culture, writing, blog )

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 power while she rides a sc ... read more

a couple of books/novellas on kindle ( in culture, writing, books, novels )

I've published a couple of books/novellas on Kindle recently: Lottery President is a political thriller; and Operation Detour is a darkly comedic adventure (or, the first half of it here, free).Please tell a friend, so maybe I can do this for a living inst ... read more

your novel blueprint ( in culture, writing, books, novels )

Good article for writers.via Your Novel Blueprint  WritersDigest.com "Writing a novel and building a house are pretty similar when you think about it. For instance, most builders or homeowners spend a lot of time dreaming ... ... read more

i love my daughter ( in culture, writing, blog, elizabeth )

There's something on the kitchen counter. I'm thinking it's a shriveled, rotting potato. Not that we usually have that sort of thing on the counter, but that's what I'm thinking. I point at it and ask my wife, What is that?Elizabeth's rock, wife deadpans. She ... read more

link between earthquakes and hydraulic fracturing ( in culture, writing, blog, environment )

"... injecting water into deep rock formations causes earthquakes ..."via U.S. Government Confirms Link Between earthquakes and "fracking". ... read more

education

private school comparison site ( in education, schools, internet )

I've used this and liked it, FYI: privateschoolreview.com. This link shows an actual comparison. We have had good results at Bridgeway Academy ... read more

your cell phone might detect a credit card skimmer ( in education, tech, phones )

"When you're next to the pump, try connecting to Bluetooth, and if you see a long string of numbers trying to connect... then that's probably not good, says Sid Miller." via Cell phone might detect credit card skimmer. ... read more

cool feature just discovered on google translate ( in education, language, tech, internet )

cool feature just discovered on google translate ... read more

cool feature just discovered on google translate ( in education, language, tech, internet )

I received an error in some foreign language I didn't even recognize, let alone understand, on the computer.  I went to Google Translate and typed in one of the words from the error and chose Detect language in the Translate from.. box.  It told me t ... read more

engineer makes a diy cell phone with rotary dial so she doesn't have to use a ( in education, tech, phones )

Engineer Makes a DIY Cell Phone With Rotary Dial So She Doesn't Have to Use a SmartphoneMy hero! via rotary dial "Rather than learn to live with a smartphone, this engineer designed her own cell phone with a rotary dial--and she is helping others to m ... read more

family

mweh yeddum v aeroport eta ootra ( in family, adoption, holmes )

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 ... read more

california trip ( in family, holmes, elizabeth )

Tara, Elizabeth and I just returned from a trip to California. Ostensibly, we went for my nephew Thomas's wedding (to bride Heather at Lake Tahoe), but it was also a convenient excuse to let everyone on my side of the family, especially her Grandma and Grandpa, fi ... read more

eleven rottweiler puppies ( in family, animals, pets )

Help her come up with names starting with the letter B by leaving comments below! comments closedSee NightShadowRottweilers.com for more details. ... read more

update to the update's update ( in family, adoption, holmes )

I went ahead and paid for the 24-hour internet connection from the room. It wasn't 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 back to fix it. The ho ... read more

hiking with elizabeth ( in family, holmes, elizabeth )

Went hiking with my daughter, Elizabeth, yesterday evening. There's a nice little park in Thompson's Station with fairly extensive walking trails on the south end of the park, near the water tower.We saw an owl, so, with her new birthday-gift SLR camera in hand, E ... read more

life

6 quick and easy intuition exercises to help you focus on your own truth
April 3rd, 2020 By Nikki Harper We are currently living in a period of great stress and, for many people, tremendous fear. We're also living i ... read more

things to do in nashville ( in life, travel )

.newspaper -webkit-columns: 60px 3; -moz-columns: 60px 3; columns: 60px 3; .fonts text-align: left; font-family:arial, sans-serif; Some of these are in the general area, not Nashville, proper. Adventure Science Center Alpha Mom (list) Andrew J ... read more

atlanta food forest ( in life, health, food )

Such a great idea! " Atlanta's City Council just voted in favor of transforming over 7 acres of vacant property into the state of Georgia's first food forest. The measure, which paves the way for the largest food forest in the country according to Councilwo ... read more

where to donate your stuff ( in life, help, charity )

Where to Donate Your Stuff: 101 Places Your Clutter Can Do Good "Something that's been sitting in your house, unused and unloved, may bring a great deal of joy to, or fill the genuine need of, someone else. Make their day, and give yourself a pat on the ... read more

more than half using prescription drugs quit after using cannabis and cbd ( in life, health, drugs )

Interesting article here: more-than-half-quit-using-prescription-drugs "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, ... read more