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Stories to download (culture/writing/books)
Get your "eBooks" here!Links to my Lulu and Amazon book pages. ... read more

Pictures of our life in Astrakhan (family/adoption/holmes)
Tonight is our last night in Astrakhan. So, I thought I'd post some pictures of where we've been living for the past 19 days.We've had many battles over clothing. She thinks I put too much clothes on her. In the hotel room, she wears ... read more

More pictures (family/adoption/holmes)
Here are some photos from today of the hotel and the closest major street to us. We didn't get very far on our walk because it was too cold. ... read more

Devastating earthquake rocks Southland (culture/writing/stories)
[from 1993] A powerful earthquake measuring 8.3 on the Richter Scale brought Southern California to its knees just before ... read more

This year's vegetable garden (life/health/food)
My checklist for this year's vegetable garden: Soil tilled?Check! Top soil added?Check! Plants bought?Check! Seeds for plants not available for purchase?Check! Plants planted?Check! Now the watering ... and waiting begins!Oh ... read more

How does writing affect your brain? (culture/writing/)
How Does Writing Affect Your Brain? [infographic].Interesting ... to me, anyway. ... read more

Great commercial (culture/movies-tv/)
From Taiwan. For all you bikers out there, young and old: ... read more

Eat your tomato harvest all year (life/health/food)
Five Tasty Ways to Hello tomato harvest time. If your garden (or farmer's market, or neighbor's garden) is suddenly overwhelming you with fresh tomatoes, don't be intimidated, start ... read more

Middle class news (education/news/)
How's YOUR economy? Never mind THE economy, which really mostly gauges how the corporations and "elite" class are doing, as it's reported by most media, anyway. How is your own personal economy? How long would you last if you lost you ... read more

Settling in (family/holmes/elizabeth)
I just thought I'd mention that Elizabeth is to her new life pretty well. Tara is her full-time parent, I just appear after work and on weekends. :) Even then, it's Tara who does most of the work. Elizabeth's biggest hurdle so far ha ... read more

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