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Transplanting Morning Glories

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When I entered the backyard yesterday I was pleasantly surprised to find 23 Morning Glory blooms near the patio. Turns out, it was a good omen, as we learned that we would be moving in a month's time.  Excuse the dead grass in the photo below. Here in the Pacific northwest, we have very little rain in the summer and the grass dies (opposite of what I was accustomed to in SC). This year we were actually fortunate in that we had rain in June and the grass lived longer than usual. However, we have plenty of rain in my favorite season - winter - and lovely green grass, which I love in the winter time.  We are hoping for success in transplanting Morning Glories. They were not blooming the first year we lived here, but the second year they surprised us. Last year, sadly, they did not reappear. This summer, they have come back stronger than ever.  We love our morning glories and are looking forward to taking them with us. Luckily, I discovered an article at Houzz.com, with sim

Foreign children

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"But those were foreign children and it really didn't matter." (Dr. Seuss cartoon 1941) Some feelings never change...  Fast forward to 2022. Stop saying #AmericaFirst  We are all brothers and sisters of this Earth.

Hawley Saga

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Republican Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri  Hawley - Business Insider Three things that make the Hawley saga so humorous: 1. The fact that as he entered the building on Jan. 6th, he fist saluted the very people he became terrified of and ran away from. 2. He is currently writing a book about masculinity and the lack thereof, scheduled for release in May, 2023, according to GoodReads. (Manhood: The Masculine Virtues America Needs by Josh Hawley)  3. The third thing? A little speech he made last week about not running or cowering from liberals (apparently he just fears and runs from his supporters).  Clip of Hawley on Twitter "Washington is full of tough people. Currently, there are 91 members of Congress with military experience. Moreover, there are several former first responders: two former sheriffs, one police chief, three other police officers, one former fire chief and a former firefighter. There are also two ex-CIA employees and one FBI agent. Republican Sen. Josh

Basic Right to Education

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"One of the basic principles of Finnish education is that all people must have equal access to high-quality education and training. The same opportunities for education are available to all citizens irrespective of their ethnic origin, age, wealth, language, or location. The basic right to education and culture is recorded in the Constitution, while education is free at all levels from pre-primary to higher education." Future Policy

Where a Website Resides

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As a former web designer and hosting provider, I have often "attempted" to explain where a website resides, and how it is accessed. Rarely have I been able to convey the concept properly. It was simple enough to explain a domain name by comparing it to a street address, but ecplaining exactly where the data on a server is actually located, and how it is accessed, is not as easily understood. Most people couldn't care less about understanding the technical details of websites, Unless they are creating their own website (this fact may actually only apply to people of a certain age).  Once, I was wrongly accused of fraudulent activity, because my client was able to look up the information on their domain at another domain registrar's website. These particular women were at least 10 years younger than myself, and yet they were internet illiterate. I was never able to make them understand that one can look up who owns a domain name at any domain name registrar's

Guiding Lights

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Words from one of our most prestigious and beloved guiding lights... #JimmyCarter

Dr. Ford is being truthful

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As a victim of sexual assault myself, the testimony of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford has triggered emotions that are not welcomed. However, I felt I had to hear her story so I would know without a doubt whether or not she was being truthful. I am convinced that Dr. Ford is being truthful. The details of the event itself, as well as the emotional trauma expressed throughout her life since this assault, are beyond question. Those of us who have experienced sexual assaults are more than a little  familiar with these lifelong effects. Every accusation deserves a proper investigation. Period. I am confused and disappointed by the number of women who have taken this opportunity to share memes and jokes at the expense of sexual assault victims. I can only assume that they are so brainwashed by their male republican counterparts that they can no longer react with objectivity, let alone with compassion. I am not angry with them. I feel sorry for them. If you think this is funny, the