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hiking with elizabeth, part 2 (culture / writing / elizabeth)

continued from Hiking with Elizabeth The scariest part was when we stopped. Then he stopped. I had my phone in hand, looking at the map. There was a tense moment until he smiled and said, Y'all lost? Just trying to find our ... read more

hiking with elizabeth (culture / writing / 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 bi ... read more

 movie night (culture / movies-tv / )

My wife and I have been celebrating our twelfth wedding anniversary this weekend. The actual day was the 22nd (so mark your calendars for next year's gifts). :) With our daughter on a sleepover at a friend's house last night, Tara and ... read more

installed the new dishwasher (culture / writing / blog)

I finally got around to installing the new dishwasher that Tara's sister Stephanie mysteriously bought for us. Not sure why, but I never look a gift horse in the mouth. Seriously, if anyone ever feels like giving me something, feel fr ... read more

waking times (education / news / altmedia)

Waking Times ... read more

food safety hypocrites (life / health / food)

These people all need to go: libertynewsonline/article30129693.php ... read more

cool site to help pets (life / help / charity)

NoPawsLeftBehind The No Paws Left Behind web site is here to help you through some tough times. ... read more

 research shows local honey may halt allergies (life / health / food)

For those with allergies, this might help.Research Shows Local Honey may Halt Allergies. Honey has been considered an alternative allergy treatment for many years, with many allergy sufferers swearing by its anti-allergenic properti ... read more

birthday party (family / holmes / elizabeth)

Well, Elizabeth's birthday party is this Saturday. She'll be 3, and it'll be her first real party. It'll be outside at a covered table next to a playground in a nearby park. I can't tell you here on the Internet exactly where this p ... read more

elizabeth's first halloween (family / holmes / elizabeth)

Click here for the video ... read more
plastic tub stuck over fox's head
Animal rescuers in Britain said a resident who heard knocking outside their home discovered a fox with a plastic tub stuck on its head. ... read more
watch 800 elementary school students stage big surprise for their janitor on his 80th birthday
These youngsters could not contain their excitement when it came time to wish their beloved janitor a happy birthday at school. ... read more

 this year's vegetable garden (life / health / food)

My checklist for this year's vegetable garden: Soil tilled? Check! Top soil added? Check! Plants bought? Check! Seeds for plants not available for purchase? Check! Plants planted? Check! Now the watering ... and waiting ... read more

 history of friendsnews.com (education / history / )

FYI for those researching insignificant corners of the web: Wayback Machine ... read more

 detroit bank robbery (culture / humor / )

Detroit PD should be ashamed! :) See Detroit bank robbery ... read more

gmo foods (life / health / food)

Genetically-modified cotton is poisoning people in India. In this country, non-organic soybeans, corn and canola (most non-organic of these are GMO) are poisoning people. It's in corn chips and other products. They are making soybeans ... read more

 cracking up over lottery president (culture / writing / books)

Here's my Amazon Author's Page, where you can find both the paperback and Kindle versions of Lottery President and Operation Detour of your own. :)The Kindle books are available through Kindle Reader software as well as on the Kindle ... read more

birthday card from grandpa (family / holmes / elizabeth)

Elizabeth received a birthday card from Grandpa today with 20 inside! She said, I love your dad! Tell him thank you very much! Your dad is rich! I wouldn't have thought such an old old person would have so much money! ... read more