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    "OK Houston. I believe we've had a problem...

    "OK Houston. I believe we've had a problem here."

    I appreciate the sense of loss of the beauty and safety of the old neighborhood.

    FWIW I think fentanyl addiction contributes to the rise in...
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    I would recommend doing a search on "arrythmia"...

    I would recommend doing a search on "arrythmia" and looking at the information at www.mayoclinic.org

    Consider improvements in "sleep hygiene". The linked article suggests that when the mind is...
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    This morning I harvested 26 hard-neck garlic...

    This morning I harvested 26 hard-neck garlic plants, variety "Zemo". I snipped off roots, rinsed them with a garden hose, and set them out to dry in a ventilated shed. These were planted on Oct 11,...
  4. Today I made a first visit to Joshua Becker's...

    Today I made a first visit to Joshua Becker's website.

    I was impressed by the Archives, which contain 1-24 articles per month, going back to 2008.

    A random example from the Archives: ...
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    Attachment 4615 is lookin' good! Lush green! ...

    Attachment 4615 is lookin' good! Lush green!

    Hey, we are all on a learning curve, and some of us get dividends in the form of pots!
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    Another decision in retirement income planning...

    Another decision in retirement income planning concerns how long to wait to collect social security retirement benefits. With 2 spouses, each might decide to wait a different period. As the linked...
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    A factor to include in the comparison is the COLA...

    A factor to include in the comparison is the COLA or risk-sharing that would be paid along with pension benefits "bought" from the pension plan.

    COLA in a Single Premium Immediate Annuity can...
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    Three winters ago, as I was walking on a bridge...

    Three winters ago, as I was walking on a bridge over the Flambeau River, I found a glass nail file. The name "Cici & Sisi" is etched on it. I use it regularly. I would not doubt that it could last...
  9. Community conflicts about public library collections

    I have practiced the frugal hobby of patronizing my public library for going-on 67 years. Times have changed since 1962, when I was 13, and the National Library Week slogan was "Read and Watch Your...
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    The advances of money and a vehicle to R & R (in...

    The advances of money and a vehicle to R & R (in advance of probate) have an odor of elder abuse about them.

    With (non-violent) communication, it may be possible to reach a cordial understanding...
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    The possibilities with ceramics are endless. ...

    The possibilities with ceramics are endless.

    http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/47916
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    Back yard fireflies

    I sat on the deck after sunset. 50 to 60 fireflies were flashing above the clover and beneath the spruces.

    Ever since I was 5 years old, I have enjoyed the display of these insects.

    Now that I...
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    First Peony Brought In

    This afternoon I brought the first fragrant peony blossom indoors from my garden. There are about eight more peony blossoms being drummed on by the black ants.

    The afternoon sunlight was...
  14. Beyond Incremental Change, Let's Make Excremental Change

    The New York Times 6/19/2022 edition had a feature, "Meet the Peecyclers"... folks in Vermont and Niger.

    http://richearthinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/UrineMyGarden_DIYGuide.pdf
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    Bearded Iris in bloom

    Savannah Sunset variety, second year in this bed. 4:00 PM

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    Matt Luzetti, an economist employed by Deutsche...

    Matt Luzetti, an economist employed by Deutsche Bank, predicts CPI to peak at 9% in 3Q 2022 in the USA.

    September 30 we can see how accurate this economist's prediction will be.

    I look for...
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    A summer drink of sun tea. Today I made a...

    A summer drink of sun tea.

    Today I made a quart on the south side of my deck.

    I re-used a clear plastic jar with a screw-on lid, one qt of filtered water, and 5 jasmine/green tea bags. The tea...
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    This afternoon I sat out on the deck, enjoying my...

    This afternoon I sat out on the deck, enjoying my yard and gardens. There was a fledgling robin in the grass, with a parent seeking food for it. It was a force of nature, as the parent fed the...
  19. My introduction to fava beans was a can of Foul...

    My introduction to fava beans was a can of Foul Mudammas, which I bought in a little store in a big city.

    Foul Mudammas is a traditional Egyptian breakfast. Rather than the convenience of opening...
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    I had my own private observance of Memorial Day,...

    I had my own private observance of Memorial Day, remembering a certain US Army soldier in the War of the Rebellion.

    I do not believe he would recognize this country that at one time awarded him...
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    On Youtube I listened to Tchaikovsky's solo piano...

    On Youtube I listened to Tchaikovsky's solo piano piece, "June Barcarolle". I enjoyed the music. Then I learned that Barcarolle is a minor musical genre with rhythmic variation (strong and weak...
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    I have a fondness for universities that emphasize...

    I have a fondness for universities that emphasize co-op education. I believe there is a strong record of placement of graduating students in their chosen career. The university with the longest...
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    I learned to appreciate barbecue and smoked...

    I learned to appreciate barbecue and smoked meats. A trip to Floyd VA got us into a drumming circle.
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    Trillium opening great white blossoms. ...

    Trillium opening great white blossoms.

    Bumblebees coming to the little blossoms on the Barberry shrubs.

    And the Bleeding Hearts! As red as life.
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    Welcome, Eric. When you say you are in the...

    Welcome, Eric.

    When you say you are in the south, I wonder Do you say, "Red bird" or do you say, "Northern Cardinal"?

    William Faulkner wrote of the red bird, sitting in his cottage in Oxford,...
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