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This wolf has my utmost sympathy. One of the happiest days of my life was when I got my first glasses when I was 13. That was back in the days when “Men never make passes at girls who wear glasses.” I didn’t care. I could see.

Do you have any feelings about eye glasses, one way or another?


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So much for positive thinking. But I agree with Earl, expect that things won’t always go the way you want. And even expect a lot of things will be a big hassle and take a lot of time.

I felt that way about fixing “Subscribe to Comments.” I had just spent some time getting a fire wall installed on this site when Cathy mentioned the comment problem again. I’ve known about it for years now, but didn’t want to deal with it because I knew it would be a big investment in time. I was not disappointed.

In the end I went to and on the third try found an expert who figured out what was wrong. Even that took several days more of my time in addition to some money, but I now have someone to go to if I need help in the future. The nice thing about JustAnswer is you don’t have to pay if they don’t fix the problem. Much better than “experts” who charge you for their time even if they can’t help.

So even though subscribing to comments itself might not have been worth the effort, I’m glad I did it. I learned a lot and have more options now when future problems arise. I’m a great believer in developing resources — my main expectation is that life will seldom go smoothly, so it’s best to be prepared and enjoy the trip as much as possible.


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Near Misses

Andy came home the other night and said, “It’s fall!” He wasn’t talking about the weather or the leaves, he was talking about the new trees that have fallen down.

So far his little evergreens have survived being massacred. This one lost a branch, notice the white spot on the trunk.


The other ones had near misses, but were unscathed.






Fingers crossed that they continue to have good luck.


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No Debate Here

I probably would have turned it on briefly, but most of our electricity went out around 5 pm and was out until 9:18. A few sockets worked, but not for our computers or TV.

We picked up a picnic supper at Subway and ate by flashlight. Then we rigged up enough lights to read, do the dishes, etc., so it was a quite, peaceful evening.


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More Planets to Trash?


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Do you agree with this video at all? It tickled me, but I try not to indulge in self-pity. It makes me feel sad and helpless. I agree with Virginia Satir,

Life is not what it’s supposed to be. It’s what it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference.

That attitude works better for me.


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Some suffering is worse than others.


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Shoe Laces
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Some people would be happy if their dogs ate only shoelaces.


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Built to Swoop

This fellow wishes bald eagles weren’t meant to swoop either:

Dozens of the raptors crash White Oak Farms each winter to dine on its fields of pasture-raised poultry. With little recourse, the farmers are racing to adapt.
An Organic Chicken Farm in Georgia Has Become an Endless Buffet for Bald Eagles

Eagles are classified as an endangered species — humans aren’t allowed to harm them. So the eagles there are thriving on the easy pickings. The farmer in the article says he thinks the ideal solution would be if a lot of other farmers raised their chickens out in open like he does. Then the eagles wouldn’t focus on his farm.

I’m not convinced. My guess is there would just be a lot more bald eagles in the area. Commenters on the article had some good suggestions. One was to raise less stupid chickens. The ones he has now are very docile — they’re not perturbed by the eagles swooping down and picking some of them off. They continue eating, while more alert breeds would run for cover.

The idea I like best is to get some guard dogs. They could be raised to recognize the chickens as their flock, and they would scare the eagles off. I think Montana would have been good at that:

She was one alert pup.


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We Can’t Believe…
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We can’t believe everything people tell us.


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