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 had a scare (family / holmes / elizabeth)

We had a scare a couple of Wednesdays back with Elizabeth. She was at pre-school/daycare when she tripped and fell head-first onto the pavement outside as everyone was told to get in line to go back inside. We figure, being so competitive, she was racing to get in ... read more

 shungite (life / health / )

Did you know about this rock from Russia? It's supposed to neutralize wireless signals. I perceive a difference when I put it on my wifi-router, which I rarely use due to a kind of buzz I perceive in my head. But when I put a couple of these rocks on top, that buz ... read more

atlanta food forest (life / health / food)

Such a great idea! Atlanta's City Council just voted in favor of transforming over 7 acres of vacant property into the state of Georgia's first food forest. The measure, which paves the way for the largest food forest in the country according to Councilwoman Ca ... read more

 your cell phone might detect a credit card skimmer (education / news / crime)

When you're next to the pump, try connecting to Bluetooth, and if you see a long string of numbers trying to connect... then that's probably not good, says Sid Miller. via Cell phone might detect credit card skimmer. 12849 ... read more

 last train out (culture / writing / books)

Clay and his fiercely independent, adopted teenage daughter Jenna look forward to their upcoming homeland tour to Russia. Jenna's motives, however, are beyond anything Clay ever could have imagined. When she goes missing in Russia, his worst fears come true. And ... read more

 mongolian throat singing (culture / music / )

This is wild. Surprisingly catchy... and a little bit scary. My daughter says it sounds like it's from a horror movie. :) ... read more

 can your cat drive you to suicide? (family / pets / )

Cat-parasite-drive-to-suicide From: Diane The answer is yes, but not through parasite worms. Mostly through bringing live animals into the house and letting them loose so you can encounter them whilst sitting on the commode. From: Bill That, or they wake you ... read more

 why your brain craves junk food and what you can do about it (life / health / food)

The good news is that the research shows the less junk food you eat, the less you crave it. In other words, self-control! What a concept! via Why Your Brain Craves Junk Food (and What You Can Do About It). Most of us know that junk food is unhealthy. We know ... read more

 how does writing affect your brain? (culture / writing / )

How Does Writing Affect Your Brain? infographic.Interesting ... to me, anyway. Most of us write a little something everyday. It might be a grocery list, a poem, or a write-up on the infographic of the day. As we go through this daily ritual, however, we are pr ... read more

 if called to jury duty, be informed (education / news / crime)

Click below for more info: FIJA works to: Inform potential jurors of their traditional, legal authority to refuse to enforce unjust laws Inform potential jurors that they cannot be required to check their consciences at the courthouse door Inform po ... read more

 light at the end of the tunnel (family / adoption / holmes)

We visited Elizabeth again today. We caught her when she was in the music room with all the other kids in her age group. She smiled wide when she saw us, but by the time she reached us, she tried to keep it cool. Like, Oh, it's you. I thought you were somebody el ... read more
diver is awestruck by huge jellyfish encounter off the british coast — look
A UK diver who wanted to show that you don't need to leave the UK to see amazing marine wildlife, had an incredible encounter with a huge barrel jellyfish. ... read more

 it's a girl! it's a girl! (family / adoption / holmes)

Oh My Gosh what a difference 1 day makes! So, we have a beautiful blond-haired, blue-eyed, 2 1/2 year old girl! First, the obvious question: What happened to the 4 year old boy? We don't know. After 2 trips to the Minister of Education, and two interviews, they ... read more

 not pulled over (culture / writing / blog)

Had a very brief, mundane, realistic dream the night before last in which I was pulled over by a traffic cop. I didn't think much about it until the next morning when I was going down Antioch Pike to a client's office. That particular stretch (as you pass the spor ... read more

 wednesday (family / adoption / holmes)

We just got back from today's first visit with the child (we're not supposed to mention her name online). We'll be going back this afternoon. In the meantime, Tara's trying to catch up on her sleep. She had woken up around 5 this morning. I was able to sleep until ... read more

 take this quiz (life / people / )

From somewhere on the Internet ... Name the five wealthiest people in the world. Name the last five Heisman Trophy winners. Name the last five winners of the Miss America pageant. Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize. Name the last half ... read more

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