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“Day of mourning”

CommonDreams.org documents George H. Bush’s legacy of violence, racism, and corruption, HERE. I don’t know why the media is intent on whitewashing his record.  He had a lot of blood on his hands.

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AidAccess.org

If you live in an area where abortion is not readily available, bookmark this link:  AidAccess.org

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Grief

I can’t make the BBC embed code work with WordPress, but here’s the link:  LINK If you have eight minutes, it’s a really helpful little video.

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We Saw Yesterday Last Week

Mona and I went to see a Beatle’s tribute band last week, and they were a lot of fun. We didn’t go expecting to relive Beatlemania, we just wanted to sing and dance and enjoy the songs that have become such a part of our lives.  The band we saw, Yesterday: The Beatles’ Tribute, gave …

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Why did the four friends cross the road?

Beatles Crossing Cam:  LINK

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Hidden Folks

Hidden Folks is my favorite mobile game. Calling it a “game” might be an overstatement.  There’s no scoring, there is no timer, there are no targets.  There is no way to win or lose.   Really, you just sort of wander around and explore stuff. Kind of like my life. You can visit their website …

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Christmas Music

SomaFM has some fun, commercial-free Christmas stations this time of year.  Click HERE to listen.

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Dystopia

Excerpted from The Guardian’s article, ‘Our minds can be hijacked’: the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia : “The technologies we use have turned into compulsions, if not full-fledged addictions,” (Nir) Eyal writes. “It’s the impulse to check a message notification. It’s the pull to visit YouTube, Facebook, or Twitter for just a few …

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Charm

The BBC recently posted an article on the science of being charming.  Here, in summary, is how you do it: Smile Arch your eyebrows Mirror other’s body language Feign interest in their lives Maybe it’s an English thing, but it was interesting to me that they just assume you’ll have to pretend to be interested …

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Compassion

Actor/author Wil Wheaton went through a recent health scare with his wife that required multiple trips to the emergency room.  This is the part of his story that resonated with me, because I realized that in all of the times I’ve been to the hospital with my Mona, we’ve never heard these words: “That isn’t …

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