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    "Alexa, Play Wild Cat Blues "... Alexa may not...

    "Alexa, Play Wild Cat Blues "...
    Alexa may not be able to find Sidney Bechet, but the Wilbur version is quite good to move with.

    http://robertfrostsbanjo.blogspot.com/2011/12/wild-cat-blues.html
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    @bae, The acronym for Before Anyone Else......

    @bae,

    The acronym for Before Anyone Else... "BAE", comes in handy when addressing the person. For example: "Stay safe. I love you, bae."

    When referring to the person, it makes sense to use...
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    May the 4th Be With You!

    This Star Wars quip will be making the rounds today.

    With or without a Hero Myth to believe in, have a good one!
  4. Thread: Moss

    by dado potato
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    Moss

    Here in the Northern Highland of Wisconsin, the moss gets colorful by the end of April. In the late afternoon sun the moss glows. A couple months ago this moss was beneath 4 feet of snow. 3761
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    Last weekend the Fargo-Moorhead Islamic Community...

    Last weekend the Fargo-Moorhead Islamic Community Center was vandalized by a lone male with spray paint. The graffiti was discovered around 5:20 Sunday morning.
    A Go Fund Me site raised more than...
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    Sprouts Getting Their Daily Sunlight

    Fenugreek sprouts are in a white plastic cup, about 7" tall, with a volume of about 5 cups. The individual sprouts are 4-5" tall. The seeds were sprouted at room temperature. Now they are kept...
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    When I go walking by the river I have been...

    When I go walking by the river I have been trashing discarded beverage cans and all sorts of single-use plastic containers. By trashing I mean I put other people's litter in trash barrels along the...
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    Epicurus recommended (and practiced) a convivial...

    Epicurus recommended (and practiced) a convivial meal with like-minded friends on the 20th of each month. So today, seeking pleasure and avoiding pain as much as possible, I pass around the virtual...
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    Adding my condolences ... wishing you peace and...

    Adding my condolences ... wishing you peace and courage in this difficult time.
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    Razz, Sure. The flowers at the bottom open...

    Razz,

    Sure. The flowers at the bottom open first. Six are open today. I estimate there are about 100 flower buds in total. When the the last flowers open at the top, I don't know if the...
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    Aloe vera blooming

    On my sunporch a big aloe produced a flowering stalk about a yard in height. I don't think I ever had an aloe bloom on me before, so I am quite expectant and keen to see this! The stalk is topped...
  12. The batch of tulip bulbs I ordered from Brent and...

    The batch of tulip bulbs I ordered from Brent and Becky's is off to a good start this spring. I use cages to prevent herbivores from eating them.
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    The spring peepers are peeping, and the garlic is...

    The spring peepers are peeping, and the garlic is sprouting. At least 30 garlic plants are "up and at-'em" today.
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    Looking at the bright side, now at $3 you are...

    Looking at the bright side, now at $3 you are traveling First Class!
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    Today the Consumer Price Index was released by...

    Today the Consumer Price Index was released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. CPI-W (all items) is up 3% since March one year ago.
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    I would be open to co-housing, provided that the...

    I would be open to co-housing, provided that the communication among residents was compassionate and non-violent... rather than "a living hell".

    I am also curious about the Village-to-Village...
  17. Thread: Drought

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    The University of Nebraska-Lincoln drought...

    The University of Nebraska-Lincoln drought monitor maps the severity and impacts of drought. Commentary includes discussion of recent rainfall and 5-7 day forecasts of changing drought conditions....
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    I observed Blast Off Day by watching videos of...

    I observed Blast Off Day by watching videos of Starship Serial Number 11
    http://www.spacex.com/launch

    At 1:00 into the flight test the narrator says, "Methane burns on the brown side."
    At 5:04...
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    Happy Blast Off Day 4/3/21

    4...3...2...1 Blast Off!

    This Blast Off Day comes 100 years after the last one. It will be a century before it comes around again.

    Have a blast!
  20. Mourning Doves looking for a nest site

    Today I watched a pair of mourning doves size up a horizontal branch of an oak tree, as a place to build their nest. Then they flew off to a balsam pine to talk it over. I would love for them to...
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    Great news! I attended a memorable outdoor...

    Great news!

    I attended a memorable outdoor wedding... the father of the bride danced her down the center aisle to a recording of "The Beer Barrel Polka"! But that was in Wisconsin.
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    April is the cruelest...

    from "The Waste Land", by T S Eliot:

    April is the cruelest month, breeding
    Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
    Memories and desire, stirring
    Dull roots with spring rain...

    Eliot and his wife...
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    During the month of March selling prices of...

    During the month of March selling prices of consumer goods continued to increase. Certain companies announced their intentions to increase consumer prices due to increases in their input costs, such...
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    Auction prices of used vehicles are rapidly...

    Auction prices of used vehicles are rapidly rising.

    J D Powers Weekly Wholesale Auction Price Index is up 19.5% since one year ago.

    Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index, Wholesale Price Change,...
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    The night after I got the second Moderna jab was...

    The night after I got the second Moderna jab was rough. In bed I felt awful, with chills, soreness at my shoulder where I got the injection, and numbness of the hand on that arm. I got up about 6...
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