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words to live by (life/help/)
Stay loose, keep moving, stay true to yourself... always. This is pretty good advice, too, though. ... read more

worrying works! (culture/humor/jokes)
Worrying must work, because everything I worry about ends up not happening! ... read more

url expander (education/technology/computers)
You might find this as useful as I just did: expandurl.net/expand ... read more

opting out of ads (education/technology/computers)
Useful site here to opt out of various online ads: aboutads.info. Some of the biggest name brands, however, always seem to be conveniently unavailable. ... read more

how to move a book store (culture/writing/books)
Cool! Human-chain-helps-British-book-store-move-down-the-street ... read more

coins (life/money/)
Woo-hoo! I took the old cookie (coin) jar to the Coinstar machine today (11.9% "fee", are you kidding me?!). I came away with $93.54! It rejected a few coins, repeatedly, forcing me to just pocket them. One of those was an elongated p ... read more

merck accused of fraud re gardasil (life/health/)
For the failure to "unambiguously disclose"... ...The minimal risk that even once the individual was infected with the HPV virus the infection would result in precancerous lesions... via greenmedinfo.c ... read more

another grammar complaint (education/language/)
It used to be I could spot junk email by its bad grammar and spelling, alone. Now, even "legitimate" emails often fail the grammar test. It makes the grammar Nazi in me very sad. ... read more

big pharma in maryland (life/health/safety)
Josh Mazer is pro-vaccine, but wants vaccines to be based on sound scientific evidence and not to cause more harm than good. He also believes in providing informed consent on the risks/dangers of each vaccine. via ... read more

animals rescued from wildfires (family/pets/)
UC Davis has been caring for dozens of animals that were displaced or injured in the California wildfires over the past two weeks. via sacbee.com/news/state/california/fires/article180519656.html ... read more

good quasi-clay-mation video (culture/movies-tv/)
Great first video from several years ago by my niece here: youtube.com/watch?v=Y19zSl2q5iQ. Her current YouTube channel is here: youtube.com/channel/UC-JJa3iNrgqhyRN- ... read more

novels, novellas, 99 cents, last train out, operation detour, lottery president, temporary insanity (culture/writing/books)
Each of my novels/novellas is now 99 cents (or FREE through Kindle Unlimited) (link). Temporary Insanity is FREE on L ... read more

usb turntable (culture/music/)
I'm buying one of these: USB turntable. I've been wanting to convert my old vinyl records to MP3 for quite a while now. I hope it wor ... read more

good explanation of the "annexation" of crimea (education/history/)
The world knows that Russia did not annex Crimea. Perhaps you are having a difficult spell of SMD, (selective memory disorder), so let me re-orient you to 2014 in my exclusive way-back machine. This was the year when the duly electe ... read more

barney fife lives! (education/news/crime)
Can you say over-reaction? abcnews.go.com/US/happened-mayberry-asks-relative-87-year-georgia-woman/story?id=57193494 ... read more

this week's literacy rant (education/language/)
OK, people, the word is "led" (when pronounced "led") not "lead" unless you're referring to the metal. I'm not surprised to see this in social media where it's acceptable (cool, even) to be completely illiterate, but I keep seeing it ... read more

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