Happy Birthday to Harry Potter

Since it's still July 31 where I live, it's not too late for me to wish Harry Potter, born on July 31, 1980, a very Happy Birthday.  Over on the Wizarding World Web site, and in the app, there was a very good story ranking all of Harry's birthdays.  Of course, his eleventh birthday was …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #151: From large to small, in color(s)

My favorite color is red.  I drive a red car.  I have a red leather folio for taking notes in meetings, a red leather case for my pens and reading glasses, and a red "accordion" wallet, all from Levenger.  On our recent vacation in Nashville, red things were abundant around us.  From the Waterfront Park …

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Continuing post: My Mask Journey after new CDC “guidelines” approved vaccinated people ditching the face-diaper

It should be common knowledge now, that the Almighty CDC last week issued new "guidance" (treated as LAW by most governments); allowing those who have been fully vaccinated against the Wuhan Coronavirus to quit wearing masks everywhere (except for public transportation and medical facilities).   And it should also be common knowledge that the Dictator …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #148: Spots and Dots

Hmmmmm... I said to myself.  This one will be difficult (imagine the Sorting Hat talking to Harry Potter).  What is a spot?  A place (garden spot, a picnic spot); a stain on your clothes or your hand (Out, out, Damned Spot! said Lady MacBeth); or just something roundish.  And, what is a dot?  A period …

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A big dose of Freedom (and whiskey): Nashville Ricochet Meetup

Last Wednesday, April 28, was our big Ricochet Meetup day, and it started in the morning when Phil Turmel and his wife Patricia picked us up at our hotel for the drive to Lynchburg and a tour of the Jack Daniels Distillery.  Stad and Neutral Observer were already in the big Suburban, so Ray and …

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Nashville Trip: Hillsdale National Leadership Seminar, and a taste of Liberty

Last week, we flew to Nashville (see Photo Challenge post for flight pictures), for a Hillsdale College National Leadership Seminar, entitled "Educating for National Leadership".  Now, we are longtime supporters of Hillsdale, and we always look forward to these two-day seminars which include dinner, lunch, a reception, and a range of nationally-recognized speakers.  We combined …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #140: Change of Scenery

My readers will have seen my previous posts on trips to Uwajimaya, our local Asian grocery store.  On previous trips, I just took photos of the vegetables, which the store arranges meticulously so they are very photogenic.  Just today, my husband needed to restock his Udon noodles, so I went along to get a change …

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If Carbon Dioxide is a Pollutant…

Then why hasn't the government outlawed carbonated beverages? Big drinks companies like Coca Cola and Pepsico use large quantities of CO2 daily in making your Diet Coke. And when you open a can of Coke or Pepsi, some of the CO2 escapes. Why haven't they forbidden SodaStream to sell its machines in the US? Their …

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Jerking around the Washington State Public-Covid Vaccine Follies

The State of Washington is a One-Party State, ruled by Democrats top-to-bottom.  Up until now, the Dictator Inslee has blamed the Trump administration for all its vaccine failures.  They can't do that anymore, as Trump is out of office.  The State and the "Press" have been jerking around the public for weeks, with good and …

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