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    Year of the Dragon

    To all and sundry,
    Beginning 2/10/2024 it is the Year of the Dragon. In various places the holiday is celebrated for up to 15 days.
    The date also is known as the lunar new year.
    This is a good...
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    The spring side of Winter Solstice

    We made it thus far. Let's hope for better days.

    The choirs sing and urge us to be loving and hopeful. I get that from the Moravians, but I am sure there are many others like them.

    Spouts are...
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    I don't know what CCRC stands for... Certified...

    I don't know what CCRC stands for... Certified Clinical Research Coordinator?

    Walkability of a specific location means a lot. I look at maps to/from specific properties. I want to know the...
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    When I think about downsizing, I would view it a...

    When I think about downsizing, I would view it a transition to an improved quality of life... great pleasures during our riper years. My dear wife and I have done some scouting. She tends to be a...
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    My rule of thumb is to plan on 20% of total...

    My rule of thumb is to plan on 20% of total assets in owner-occupied real estate. The value I use to track the house is Zillow's "Zestimate", with the understanding that it is just a product of...
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    December 13, Feast of St Lucy

    Let there be hope, love, peace, and joy!

    When we have the longest nights of the year, let us remember it will not be long before lengthened days. Yes. And germination of seeds in the soil.
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    Vera Lynn, "The Forces' Sweetheart", recorded a...

    Vera Lynn, "The Forces' Sweetheart", recorded a song that I happened to hear on 11/11.

    Wish Me Luck as You Wave Me Goodbye

    Remembrance is not limited to one day of the year.
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    Price of ground beef

    The drought in western states was a big factor in the reduction of cattle herds.

    Now the prices of live cattle as well as ground beef are higher than ever.

    Substitutes for beef make sense to...
  9. Treasury I Bond Interest Rate 5.27% issue date 11/1/23 to 4/30/24

    Today the U S Treasury announced I Bonds issued between now (11/1/23) and 4/30/24 will pay
    1.3% fixed rate, plus a variable rate which will be based on inflation, reset every May and November.
    ...
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    I have not yet visited Joplin. I am interested...

    I have not yet visited Joplin. I am interested in the community response to the tornado emergency of May 22, 2011.

    The Empire Farmers' Market is year-round.

    If I lived there, I probably would...
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    "Collared Earthstar" Geastrum triplex

    Today while raking leaves and dumping them into a low spot in the forest, I came upon a couple of these amazing fungi. They live in the leaf litter and humus of hardwoods. To my eye the 8-pointed...
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    I use Treasury Direct for a 12 month T Bill,...

    I use Treasury Direct for a 12 month T Bill, which is one rung in my ladder including the T Bill and 3 12-month CDs. I like to spread my business around, but I believe my return would be a little...
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    Jeff Goodell, The Heat Will Kill You First. ...

    Jeff Goodell, The Heat Will Kill You First.

    Goes into the subject of human diseases that are aggravated by hot weather. Urban planners have taken some measures here and there, so it is not...
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    iris lilies, I am curious about in-home...

    iris lilies,

    I am curious about in-home services and modifications, as an alternative to moving someone into an assisted living structure.
    I note (without endorsement) a franchise outfit,...
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    frugal-one, I hope your move went well, and...

    frugal-one,

    I hope your move went well, and the new chapter in your life will be interesting and pleasurable!

    We think we will be downsizing into an apartment in 2 or 3 years.

    Cent 'an!
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    www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/American_Kestrel/photo...

    www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/American_Kestrel/photo-gallery/407358
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    American kestrels decline

    The American kestrel is a brilliant small falcon... One of my great moments on a bicycle was looking up at an American kestrel flying above me on the same direction on the same trail. He had a...
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    I have relatives in Yuba City, and I try to be...

    I have relatives in Yuba City, and I try to be aware of their meteorology.

    Often the California weather forecasts are frightful.

    Being a prairie boy, I am predisposed to welcome rain. At this...
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    In my neck of the woods it was cloudy tonight,...

    In my neck of the woods it was cloudy tonight, but I went out anyway and sat in a comfortable loveseat facing west. At about 9:30 PM I heard the wolves howling, I would estimate they were 2 miles...
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    One night closer, the moon is just about full. ...

    One night closer, the moon is just about full.

    I stepped out onto the deck and into the moonlight. My ears were greeted by the songs of the Spring Peepers. At Last!

    On 5/5 the combination...
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    Flower Moon 5/5/2023

    Sky watchers,
    Friday May 5 will be the Flower Moon.

    70 degrees ENE on my compass the full moon will rise. If the sky is cloudless, I could be moonstruck.

    For my plants on the sun porch, I...
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    May the 4th Be With You

    Star Wars movie ... Luke Sky Walker... a sincere prayer and hope for victorious living.
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    Sad loss indeed. I dare say his contribution to...

    Sad loss indeed. I dare say his contribution to marine archaeology will live on.
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    National Health Service Corps NHSC

    Their website says their "alumni" include 69,500 providers since the launch in the 1970s.

    I am curious what patients have to say about the quality of care they received. I have a hunch the NHSC...
  25. AARP and University of Minnesota produced a...

    AARP and University of Minnesota produced a 50-page booklet
    http://ThinkingAheadRoadmap.org

    The main concept is that aging persons can engage a qualified "financial advocate" to assist as needed...
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