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The Star Spangled Banner Like You’ve Never Seen It
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If you’re an American, you know the Star Spangled Banner, our national anthem. I knew a bit about the song: the name of the author, Francis Scott Key, and that it was about the British shelling of a patriot fort. But I knew nothing like what’s in this amazing video. The video shows the merciless […]

Veterans Day 2021
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Happy veterans day to all you brave soldiers who have sacrificed so much to protect our country. There are a lot of so-called wars that we shouldn’t have been in – Afghanistan, for instance – but that isn’t the fault of our soldiers. They get stuck in a cruel situation and are just doing the […]

Review: Reality Is A Buffet Of Frequencies You Get To Sample, The Multiverse In Action
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Reality Is A Buffet Of Frequencies You Get To Sample is an amazing, deep and incredibly exciting book by author Kidest Om. The subject is the “multiverse” or the “many worlds theory”. In the 1950s physicist Hugh Everett proposed this theory which avows that there isn’t one linear universe, as we all believe. Instead, there […]

9/11: 20 Year Anniversary
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It’s amazing that today is the 20th anniversary of 9/11. The attack was in 2001 so it’s twenty years today. I’ve often thought how horrifying the choices were for the poor people trapped in those office. I am frightened of heights and the choice between being burned alive or jumping out one of those windows […]

Happy Labor Day 2021!
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Happy Labor Day 2021! It’s a thrilling day for those of us who love autumn. OK, OK, it’s technically not autumn yet, but it’s the emotional beginning of this glorious, colorful season and we’re celebrating anyway. So there. :-) I have zero confidence in the people who forecast our weather, but at least the trends […]

Tombstone: Doc Holliday & Gunfight With Johnny Ringo, Lessons From The Old West
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I LOVE westerns. Movies, TV, books. And the wonderful Tombstone movie with Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer and other greats has a classic western scene: a gunfight between Doc Holliday (Val Kilmer) and Johnny Ringo (Michael Biehn). There are so many awesome nuances to this scene … This is a really brutal gunfight. Look how close […]

Rapper Zuby and What He’s Learned About Humanity
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Do you know Zuby? He’s a rapper, blogger, podcaster and coach. And he’s dismayed about the way we humans have been acting during these masked COVID times. He has published a dismaying piece titled, “20 Things I’ve Learned (Or Had Confirmed) About Humanity During The “Pandemic”. It’s a downer – but accurate, sadly. = = […]

4th of July 2021: Wonderful, Hot, Summer Day
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Happy 4th of July, 2021! This is a usually very hot, very noisy day. Noise, of course, from fireworks that are reminiscent of the gunfire and cannon fire of our ancestors who fought the then-most powerful country on the planet, the British empire. Yes, summer is here with all its heat, which some folks love […]

Clear thinking
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If clear thinking is essential to you, sample just one or two of our 10 sure fire ways to improve your thought processes. 10 Notions About How To Think Clearly & Creatively There are a large number of ways to increase our IQ, be smarter, to increase our ‘creativity thinking’. Actually, though, we can achieve […]

Amazon Is CRAZY And Here’s Proof …
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Amazon is just plain crazy! That may seem like a strange statement, but here’s proof … We had a CD for sale on Amazon that included a collection of recipes. RECIPES! And we received this notice just two days ago: “This product has been identified as a pesticide product, pesticide device, or a product that […]