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I love all of these...

But that poor antique Singer sewing machine - how badly it needs refinishing & probable repairs.

Bet all these items have a story.

I have a beautiful 1920-something foot-pedal Singer with its original base with drawers. All it needs is a new belt to run & the wood does need refinishing.

I dearly loved the poor humble lady from whom I inherited it. Miss Mae Kelly was my mother's downtrodden 2nd cousin. Sigh...brings back memories.

The not-so-constant presence of Dark Energy

From Research Outreach

The accelerated expansion of the universe has remained one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in physics for over a century.
In his research, Dr Yoshihisa Kitazawa at the High Energy Accelerator Research Organization in Japan proposes an idea that could unify the mysterious driving force of this acceleration with the principles of quantum mechanics.

If his line of reasoning is correct, the approach could one day prove to transform cosmologists’ understanding of the seemingly all-permeating force of Dark Energy, and how it is driving the evolution of our universe.


This is a somewhat long but most interesting article. I think that Dr. Yoshihisa Kitazawa is on to something here.

"Which story do you prefer...

...the one with the cook or the one with the tiger (Richard Parker)?"

The interviewer: "The one with the tiger."

Pi: "And so it goes with God."

My dad died of a massive coronary too..

54yrs ago at age 45. Rheumatic fever had weakened his heart when he was a child. He was somewhat overweight, a smoker, and lived with a chip on his shoulder. I don't recall a day that he wasn't angry about something.

Glad to hear your mom is doing well at 94.

Anyone heard from or about Stonepounder?

In one of his last posts in July 2020, he said this...

"Without going into details, suffice to say I have a nasty fatal disease. About a month ago I fell and couldn't get up. Called my doctor who told me to get to the ER. Called 911 and got an ambulance ride to the hospital where my doctor was doing rounds. I was COVID-19 clear, so was admitted. ..."

I think we may have lost this wonderful man...Does anyone know?

Sometime ago he wrote the most touching & moving post I've ever read about dogs.

Sadly wondering & worried here.

K & R x 1000

Something gotta be done not only about the elected wingers but the lying *media sources of propaganda* in this country. It's plainly deadly.

Btw, Brian Williams has won me over with his charming, snarky wit. I try not to miss him.

And Bill Maher lost me many many months ago when he said, "Covid, covid, covid - it's all I'm hearing! I'm so OVER covid!"
F you, Bill Maher & all your RW guests, like Megan Kelly tonight. Folks don't watch to hear wingers.

Bravo! 👏

Speaking of using god, in today's news:

Tenn. bill would allow public employees to opt out of training using religious exemption 😵

This means first responders, teachers, or any other public servant would not have to do things like diversity, safety, sexual harassment, or other training.

“This bill opens so many issues, but at its core I do think its targeting diversity training,” Tennessee Equality Project Executive Director Chris Sanders said.


Yes they are BUT...

Excuse me - where did the slogan BEGIN??

And many here predicted it could and would be used to slam us.

What Does "Defund the Police" Mean? Here's the Meaning Behind the Rallying Cry
It's a growing call from protestors and activists
— but what does it actually mean?

Jul 22, 2020

As the United States grapples with the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Elijah McClain, and countless other Black Americans at the hands of racism and police brutality, one rallying cry gained momentum across the country: "Defund the police." You might have seen the phrase written on protest signs, on social media, or even on painted street murals — which probably has led you to wonder, what does "defund the police" mean, exactly, and what would it really look like?


Succinctly & well said. 👏

things we need to live... shouldn't be used to make a buck for a lucky few.

Good for this wonderful, compassionate lady!

Sending my atheist blessings her way.

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