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Wash Rinse Repeat
Author: Raine    Date: 10/21/2021 13:03:33

It's another Thursday. Another nearly finished week where I find myself tired of the neverending cycles of news. It's not that I pay too much attention or too little. It's not that I don't enjoy being up to date on what is happening in and around the country. I do. That isn't even the problem.
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9 comments (Latest Comment: 10/22/2021 02:28:59 by TriSec)

Do the Right Thing
Author: BobR    Date: 10/20/2021 12:56:29

It's been nearly 2 years now that we've been living under the shadow of a pandemic. The year 2020 was a lost year for this planet, as all "unnecessary" events and activities were cancelled. Kids were taught at home via teleconferencing, and anyone who didn't need to go into the office didn't. Late in 2020, Pfizer announced they'd created a vaccine to prevent COVID-19 (or at least prevent it from killing everyone). By late winter / early spring of 2021, it looked like we were on the path normalcy.

Of course - we didn't count on just how large, stupid, and determined the "anti-vaxx bloc" was. Unvaccinated and unmasked, they spread their disease (both biological and emotional) wherever they could. People who should've known better refused the vaccine. With the numbers and behaviors of the anti-maskers, the Delta Variant evolved to become way worse than the original disease.
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18 comments (Latest Comment: 10/20/2021 18:10:15 by Raine)

Ask a Vet
Author: TriSec    Date: 10/19/2021 00:54:10

Good Morning.

You may note the date and time of posting. It's actually Monday night as I write this. I've got a rarity, an actual scheduled day "in the loop" driving tours. No charters, no night tours, no standby. So instead of being rushed, I have time for thought.
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7 comments (Latest Comment: 10/19/2021 15:23:16 by Raine)

The right answer is: What if he is?
Author: Raine    Date: 10/18/2021 12:56:49

“. . . a mother in Arlington Cemetery. She had her head on the headstone of her son’s grave. The writing on the headstone gave his awards: Purple Heart. Bronze Star. He died in Iraq. It gave his date of birth, date of death. He was 20 years old. And at the top of the headstone, it didn’t have a Christian cross. It didn’t have a Star of David. It had the crescent and star of the Islamic faith. His name was Kareem Rashad Sultan-Khan, and he was an American.”
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18 comments (Latest Comment: 10/18/2021 20:26:09 by BobR)

Fluffy Friday
Author: wickedpam    Date: 2021-10-15 12:00:00

How about an adorable fall bunny to end the week?

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Well, I had a blog...
Author: Raine    Date: 10/14/2021 13:15:00

and then in my typing frenzy, I accidentally deleted it.
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14 comments (Latest Comment: 10/14/2021 21:45:32 by Raine)

For a Healthier Country
Author: BobR    Date: 2021-10-13 12:00:40

As most of the daily readers of this tiny corner of the blogosphere already know, I was in the hospital for 5 days last week. It was not at all pleasant. The first 12 hrs or so were spent on a gurney in a room in the ER. After that, I was transferred to the "general" hospital (no Luke or Laura - sorry). I had a private room, which seemed strange, but was very welcome. Everything was top-notch... and I was miserable.
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11 comments (Latest Comment: 10/13/2021 22:24:38 by livingonli)

Ask a Vet
Author: TriSec    Date: 10/12/2021 10:07:57

Good Morning.

We've got two wildly different things this morning.
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12 comments (Latest Comment: 10/13/2021 01:46:37 by BobR)

New York State of Mind
Author: Raine    Date: 10/11/2021 13:02:30

Good Monday Morning. My sister and her family came for a visit this weekend. Friday night we unwound with a few beverages outside with music playing and cocktails. Saturday, I finally was able to take them to Annapolis and tour the Naval academy including its Museum, Chapel, and the crypt of John Paul Jones.
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10 comments (Latest Comment: 10/11/2021 17:28:38 by livingonli)

Love or $
Author: TriSec    Date: 10/09/2021 11:48:18

Good morning.

We're off to the wilds of Providence in a bit - it's parent's weekend at ol' JWU. We'll wander around campus today, look at the training kitchens, sample some student projects, and spend a bunch of money on swag at the bookstore.
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