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Why being ‘overweight’ means you live longer: The way scientists twist the facts

Why being ‘overweight’ means you live longer: The way scientists twist the facts

I guess the only “diet” most of us need to be on is non-GMO.

My sister’s horse rescue …

… and riding therapy operation now has a GoFundMe page!  I hope you’ve got some pocket change you can donate.  Thanks!  Here’s the link:

Avocados poisonous to most pets

Did you know that avocados are poisonous to most pets?  Check out these links:

That first link says:

Level of toxicity: In dogs and cats: mild. In other species (e.g., birds, ruminants, etc.), moderate to severe.

My Novels

While working on my latest novel, I thought I would mention my two Amazon-published novels, below.  Get your FREE copy of half of each one here and here!

By downloading either of them, you agree to leave an honest review — good, bad or indifferent — on (for the first two) or (for the others) if/when you buy it.  Thanks!

On Amazon

Operation Detour bookLottery President book

You saying I’m ugly?

I was explaining to my 9 year old daughter what “networking” is, and that I’m not very good at it.

She opined, “That’s because a lot of people judge you by your looks.  And you’re not …”

“You trying to say I’m ugly?”

“I don’t think so,” she said, “but other people do, yeah.”

Don’t you just love kids?

How to stop bleeding

[Bill Holmes: FYI, the “I” in this story is not me. The author wanted to share this info without being identified. Can you blame him? :) ]

by Anonymous

I looked online and it’s hard to find direct, simple instructions, they tend to get academic or theoretical about it.

It’s very simple: APPLY HARD PRESSURE!

Once, I cut myself on the job trying to free a piece of metal, and got smacked in the forehead with the metal piece, and it was flowing pretty steadily. I got a paper towel and applied hard pressure for about 15 minutes and it stopped bleeding.

Another time, I dropped a ceramic bowl, it broke, bounced in the air, and the edge landed on top of my foot, right on a vein. It was practically a gusher and I had visions of bleeding to death like Stephen Foster. I did the same procedure and after about an hour, it stopped so I could steri-strip and bandage it. No stitches needed, although a doctor would have probably insisted.

A few weeks ago I developed a large skin tag on the side of my nose, real sightly!  It was gradually drying out and it seemed safe to snip it off  with a scissors. But it was not as dried as I thought and it started flowing pretty steadily from a small hole, not like a scrape or tear where 2 sides of the skin could fuse together.  But I applied hard pressure for about an hour and it stopped.

So this is good advice for anyone who has kids or lives alone.

I love my daughter

There’s something on the kitchen counter.  I’m thinking it’s a shriveled, rotting potato.  Not that we usually have that sort of thing on the counter, but that’s what I’m thinking.

I point at it and ask my wife, “What is that?”

“Elizabeth’s rock,” wife deadpans.  “She’s convinced it’s a fossilized dinosaur tooth.”

I just laughed out loud.  Of course!  Why didn’t I see that?!

Latest scams

(from somewhere on the Internet)

Some people left their car in the long-term parking at San Jose while away, and someone broke into the car.  Using the information on the car’s registration in the glove compartment, they drove the car to the people’s home in Pebble Beach and robbed it.  So I guess if we are going to leave the car in long-term parking, we should NOT leave the registration/insurance cards in it, nor your remote garage door opener.  This gives us something to think about with all our new electronic technology.

2. GPS:
Someone had their car broken into while t hey were at a football game.  Their car was parked on the green which was adjacent to the football stadium and specially allotted to football fans.  Things stolen from the car included a garage door remote control, some money and a GPS which had been prominently mounted on the dashboard.  When the victims got home, they found that their house had been ransacked and just about everything worth anything had been stolen.  Read more

Please donate to Harmony Haven

Please DONATE to Harmony Haven Therapeutic Riding & Horse Rescue’s fundraiser to build better shelter for the winter. Thanks.


The Real Reason Wheat is Toxic

Standard wheat harvest protocol in the US is to drench the wheat fields with Roundup several days before the combine harvesters work through the fields [because] withered, dead wheat plants are less taxing on the farm equipment and allows for an earlier, easier and bigger harvest

via The Real Reason Wheat is Toxic: it’s not the gluten