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 we have no reason to believe 5g is safe ( education / technology / phones )

via Scientific American The technology is coming, but contrary to what some people say, there could be health risks See also Senate commerce hearing ... read more

 walking the dogs ( family / pets )

It's 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 walk the dogs every freakin' n ... read more

 job listing ( life / money / employment )

I get these job listing emails (just in case something awesome comes along). This latest one (probably created by AI (artificial/lower intelligence)) said they have several jobs just for you: Hospice Aide (Los Angeles), Chaplain (Paramus), Registered Nurse Case ... read more

 light at the end of the tunnel ( family / adoption / holmes )

We visited Elizabeth again today. We caught her when she was in the music room with all the other kids in her age group. She smiled wide when she saw us, but by the time she reached us, she tried to keep it cool. Like, Oh, it's you. I thought you were somebody el ... read more
wild cougar wanders empty streets of chile's capital
A wild cougar made its way to the Chilean capital and spent about 15 hours wandering the city's empty streets before being captured by police and v ... read more
disneyland closure ends man's 2,995-day streak of visits
A die-hard Disney fan who has visited California's Disneyland theme park every day for more than eight years ended his streak just shy of 3,000 day ... read more

 holmes family newsletter vol 2 no 7 ( family / holmes / newsletter )

theNEWSVol. 2, No. 7, May 1, 1990Editor's Note: We would like to apologize for that last issue, but we won't. We'd like to say it'll never happen again, but hey. Mike gets job Mike has taken a job as a process server for a Modesto private investigation firm. ... read more

 why the rich don't give to charity ( life / help / charity )

I thought this was quote-worthy, via why-the-rich-dont-give Last year, Paul Piff, a psychologist at UC Berkeley, published research that correlated wealth with an increase in unethical behavior: While having money doesn't necessarily make anybody anything, Pif ... read more

 dinner and a show ( culture / writing / blog / restaurants )

After stopping at Tara's sister Stephanie's house in Smyrna to pick up a newly-refurbished Kindle Fire that Todd had put together, we had dinner at a nearby Mexican restaurant, Mi Tierra. Elizabeth was dying for refried beans! Whatever. She's eight.Mi Tierra is ... read more

 walmart, 50 years of gutting america's middle class ( life / money / employment )

This (below) is why we hate Walmart.Too many people don't understand this.They just want low prices no matter the overall, long-run cost. from Walmart: 50 Years of Gutting America's Middle Class Walmart's explosive growth has gutted two key pillars of the Ame ... read more

 daisy ( family / holmes / pets )

-webkit-columns: 90px 2; -moz-columns: 90px 2; columns: 90px 2; Click here for Pug-related gifts! The Lazy Pug Cafe Daisy graduates! Pic One, Picture from earlier that day! Previous pictures: One and Two Daisy wrestling with Sunny ... read more

 sleep-over at ronica's ( family / holmes / elizabeth )

I delegated the responsibility of reading Elizabeth her bedtime story :) By the way, she slept great! I put her to bed at 8:15 and she was asleep by 8:30. We woke up at 8:00 this morning. -- Ronica ... read more

 economic inequality is not sustainable ( life / money / employment )

via Economic Inequality Is Not Sustainable A Top Heavy 1 Percent Will Topple Without a Stable Middle Class.Focusing exclusively on deficit reduction is the wrong policy. Focusing solely on cutting spending is the wrong policy. Focusing on jobs is the right poli ... read more

 computer stuff ( education / technology / computers )

Well, I've spent the better part of this long weekend trying to get not just a server setup, but a server with VMware setup. VMware is very cool virtualization software that's all the rage in the corporate world where I'm seemingly forever searching for a job in t ... read more

 thursday ( family / adoption / holmes )

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 wh ... read more

 wednesday ( family / adoption / holmes )

We just got back from today's first visit with the child (we're not supposed to mention her name online). We'll be going back this afternoon. In the meantime, Tara's trying to catch up on her sleep. She had woken up around 5 this morning. I was able to sleep until ... read more

 no annoying prompts ( culture / technology / computers / internet )

Aren't you glad we don't have any of those annoying pop-up ads asking you to join our newsletter? Ironic, isn't it, given that we are an online newsletter? ... read more

 april fool's day hoaxes ( culture / humor )

April Fool's Day Hoaxes/Friday Funnies/April Days Top 10 April Fools hoaxes SPAGHETTI HARVEST - Bogus item on 1957 BBC news show Panorama. Viewers seeking advice on growing their own were told to put spaghetti sprig in tin of tomato sauce. SAN SERRIFFE - G ... read more

 bowel movement ( family / adoption / holmes )

I like a headline that demands attention!It's official, I'm a parent. Elizabeth had her first bowel movement since we've had her, and it was on my watch! Tara was unable to put Elizabeth down for a nap while I was out walking around town looking for groceries and ... read more

 missed appointment ( education / technology / computers )

Well, it's happened again, luckily for only the second time in my career. A customer called me to their house, only to not be home or pretend to not be home when I got there. People, if you change your mind, just call and cancel! There is no cancellation fee! In t ... read more

 photography ( culture / photography )

Wallpapers collected over the years. If you are the photographer/owner and want your photo removed, just let us know. Dreamstime Getty Images John Martell ... read more