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    In the sports genre, I especially enjoy college...

    In the sports genre, I especially enjoy college women's volleyball.

    I will watch historical documentaries. Most recently I was into Genghis Khan. On Youtube "History Guy" is reliable.

    I love...
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    Welcome back! It is great to have voices from...

    Welcome back! It is great to have voices from the Commonwealth of Virginia.

    A few years ago I visited Roanoke and Floyd.

    In Floyd I felt right at home. The Country Store had a sign in the...
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    I have a patch of Star Gazer Lilies. Two days...

    I have a patch of Star Gazer Lilies. Two days ago there was a hard rain and hailstorm that beat them down. Two stems were bent down into the mulch, and I figured those individuals never would gaze...
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    Promptly at 7 this morning a neighbor set off a...

    Promptly at 7 this morning a neighbor set off a few really loud charges.

    So, while public fireworks displays had been cancelled here (like many other cities and towns), volunteers are spending...
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    A Resolute Independence Day 7/4/2020

    Fireworks and parades are not so evident this year, because of COVID-19.

    I don't mind giving the fireworks a rest, because I understand that the percussion can be quite harmful to the hearing of...
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    Fritillary in the Marigolds

    I think the butterfly that was hanging around the marigolds was a Silver-bordered Fritillary, Boloria selene.

    The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough. -- Rabindranath...
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    The magazine Psychology Today said in regard to...

    The magazine Psychology Today said in regard to resilience, Any crisis, such as the coronavirus pandemic, can test resilience.
    Looking to loved ones for help and emotional support,
    increasing...
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    Wisconsin has been getting sicker each day for a...

    Wisconsin has been getting sicker each day for a week now.

    The national numbers are disconcerting.

    On 6/25 Texas Governor Gregg Abbott banned elective surgeries in Dallas, Harris, Travis and...
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    Hormel, the maker of SPAM brand canned meat, is...

    Hormel, the maker of SPAM brand canned meat, is enjoying high demand. Consumption of canned meat increased 70% over the past 15 weeks, as shoppers look for substitutes for fresh meat. COVID-19...
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    I opted for the buzz cut when there was less hair...

    I opted for the buzz cut when there was less hair on top.

    My barber tells me that the Creator only made so many perfect heads ... the rest had to be covered up with hair.

    For what its worth, I...
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    Rocky Top lyrics: I've had years of cramped-up...

    Rocky Top lyrics:

    I've had years of cramped-up city life
    Trapped like a duck in a pen
    All I know is it's a pity life
    Can't be simple again.


    I believe this really is the way Felice and...
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    In 1967 Felice and Boudleaux Bryant wrote "Rocky...

    In 1967 Felice and Boudleaux Bryant wrote "Rocky Top". They said city life was like being trapped like ducks in a pen.
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    This kale is the first cutting from my garden. ...

    This kale is the first cutting from my garden. (Not counting snips of herbs for seasoning.) Yay!

    I genuinely love to eat what I can grow.
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    3288 Kale from the garden, peaches from the...

    3288 Kale from the garden, peaches from the grocery store.
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    Wisconsin was getting better until 6/19, when the...

    Wisconsin was getting better until 6/19, when the 14-day moving average number of positive tests stopped diminishing.

    Now this state is getting sicker with COVID-19 by the day.

    I gather that...
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    The financial impact of COVID-19 on American...

    The financial impact of COVID-19 on American hospitals ...http://www.aha.org/system/files/media/file/2020/05/aha-covid19-financial-impact-0520-FINAL.pdf

    Revenue losses (cancelled elective...
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    From 6/19 through 6/22 the revised numbers are...

    From 6/19 through 6/22 the revised numbers are 104 people shot in Chicago, 14 fatally.

    Same weekend in the Uptown area of Minneapolis, 12 people were shot, 1 fatally.

    As of May 6, gun violence...
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    Now that I am an "old man", I look forward to becoming an "old, old man".

    For actionable ideas, see "Blue Zones Life". I can't say that I have followed all the BZL steps, but I have followed some...
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    And it is something like a pendulum ... it swings...

    And it is something like a pendulum ... it swings as far as it can go one way, then it swings back the opposite direction.

    I received a "Blessed Litha" Card with a picture of a fairy riding what...
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    Happy Midsommer!

    It is a bit too wet for a bonfire here.

    Got mead?

    Summer Solstice will be 5:44PM EDT on 6/20
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    The article confirms what I understood about...

    The article confirms what I understood about Iceland's thorough tracing/quarantining of contacts. On the island kinship is well established... as they say, "everybody knows everybody".

    The...
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    The Trumpet of the Swan by E. B. White. I found...

    The Trumpet of the Swan by E. B. White. I found youtube audios of the author reading his own story.

    I picked the book out of a "Little Library" at a nearby park, and I intend to mail it to my...
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    In the state I live in (WI) the percentage of...

    In the state I live in (WI) the percentage of tests that are positive each day has been in the 2% to 4% range since 5/26/2020.

    The county I live in (Price) has tested 712 persons in total... 2...
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    Similar texture, yes. Fava beans are higher in...

    Similar texture, yes. Fava beans are higher in fiber and protein.
    http://versus.com/en/fava-beans-vs-lima-beans
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    Like SteveinMN suggested, Ful Medames (Syrian...

    Like SteveinMN suggested,
    Ful Medames (Syrian Breakfast)
    Ingredients: fava beans, tahini, onion, tomato, spices and a little olive oil.
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