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boat bucks driver, keeps doing donuts in potomac river
Emergency responders in Washington, D.C., were called to the Potomac River to stop a motorboat that kept moving in circles after its driver fell ... read more
newly-developed enzyme that breaks down plastic bottles in hours is on track to change t
Carbios is responsible for making a new enzyme that breaks down plastic bottles in just 10 hours--all while keeping them molecularly ... read more

tweets ( culture / writing / tweets )

My Twitter feed: by @TheBillHolmes Some of my better ones, according to me ... Never work FOR someone else, work WITH them. I do some of my best work when I'm supposed to be doing something else. Elizabeth this AM: Dad, can you get my other shoe ... read more

 nothing much to update about ( family / adoption / holmes )

She's just driving us crazy. Luckily, Tara is taking the brunt of it. I had to get out and walk around town in the freezing cold, just for the sake of getting out. I was at least useful, coming back with some groceries. Elizabeth's sweet as can be and very ... read more

 another reason not to shop at walmart ( life / money / shopping )

If you buy underwear at Walmart, they will be able to track wherever you go. If their sales are not hurt by this announcement, they will institute it in more products, probably eventually all products. According to CNBC, these tags are not removable, although the ... read more

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

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 ... read more
car dealer jumpstarts compassion after offering his parking lot to help the homeless
Since Kiplin's Automotive Group publicized their offer back in January, more than 20 people have used the parking lot as a safe place to sleep.Car ... read more

 saturday with elizabeth ( family / holmes / elizabeth )

As Elizabeth likes to say, she and I were hanging out today while Tara had a girls' day out with Ronica. I think Tara's was a belated birthday thing. Hers was on the 10th. Anyway, once Ronica finally called — after Tara had started to worry ... read more

10 tv series with conscious themes -- if you're looking for something good ( culture / movies-tv )

via collective-evolution.com "As the Founding Director of the Tribeca Film Festival, former Head of Content for GAIAMTV (Gaia), and now Founder and CEO of Conscious Good..." See also, decent ... read more

 novels/novellas ( culture / writing / books / novels )

I have created a form for you to leave an anonymous review/critique of all of my books. CLICK HERE. Thanks! :) Another Way: Beyond the Status Quo "A politically-incorrect manifesto. Anti-corporate crusader Dobie Pokorny wants to save the world. His old ... read more

 my cousin kenny's book ( culture / writing / books / health )

Scared to Life ... and Loving It!: One Man's Journey With Prostate Cancer (Paperback) Books/publications by other family members My Life - Lionel Joseph Holmes by Lionel Holmes "This is Lionel Joseph Holmes's autobiography, illustrated with ... read more
re-parenting the self for new beginnings
March 27th, 2020 By Susan Hassen How many of us were truly parented? How many of us had all our emotional needs met as children? Chances are, ... read more
leopard captured after wandering into house in india
Wildlife officials in India said a leopard wandered into a city and was captured about five hours after it was spotted inside a ... read more

 it's going to be a good week ( family / adoption / holmes )

That's all I wanted to say. :)We had a shortened visit with Elizabeth today because we had to first stop by the pharmacy and get some Ben-Gay and ibuprofen for my sore neck. Ben-Gay actually sounds (and smells) the same in Russian, it just looks funny on the box. ... read more
ex-coal man flips the script by rallying appalachians to plant 187 million trees on abandoned mines
Thanks to almost two decades of Patrick Angel's tireless work, Appalachia is recovering from coal mining and getting greener by the day.Ex-Coal Man ... read more
ultra rare pokemon card expected to fetch up to $100,000
An extremely rare Pokemon card, thought to be one of only seven ever produced, is up for auction online and experts said it could sell for up ... read more

 adoption videos ( family / adoption / holmes / videos )

OK, so it took a year, but here they are, finally: Part 1   Part 2 You'll see all of our videos of Elizabeth, including the updated versions of these, on the ... read more
wild west tribute town in new zealand listed for $7.5 million
A New Zealand town built in 2006 as a tribute to the U.S. Wild West is for sale with an asking price of $7.5 million for the 10 buildings and a Manuka ... read more

 we're home! ( family / adoption / holmes )

OK, now we're home! I'll try and do a trip summary tomorrow after a good night's sleep ... in my own bed. Tara says she feels like Dorothy, There's no place like ... read more
leave out the story details: replacing when, what and where with wonder
March 18th, 2020 By Catherine Cates The 5 Ws: In school we're taught the 5 W's (or 6 if you include "how") € who, what, ... read more

 emissions test ( culture / writing / blog / auto )

A mostly one-way text conversation I had with my wife, Tara, yesterday while she worked and I tried to get her car emissions tested. I was laughing at my own situation after a while, wondering what could possibly go wrong next. I never did get it tested ... read more
18-year-old drove 225 miles to make pizzeria's first and only delivery after receiving special phone call
Even though Steve's Pizza only does take out, this young store manager went above and beyond the call of duty to make a very special ... read more