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Marysville School Shooting

The FYB was born in Marysville.  My husband has been in the Marysville-Pilchuck high school many times. We have good friends in Marysville with nothing but a chain link fence between their backyard and the school.  We were living there when the Columbine shooting happened. I went to a school play with my kids just [...]

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Heart Transplant Break Through

Please note why this is a medical breakthrough: Australian surgeons on Friday said they have used hearts which had stopped beating in successful transplants, in what they said was a world first that could change the way organs are donated. Until now, doctors have relied on using the still-beating hearts of donors who have been [...]

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No, Ms Stange. Christian Extremism Is Neither Pervasive, Nor a Bigger Threat Than Muslim Terrorism

In order to make her ‘case’ that Christian extremists are a bigger threat than radical Muslims, USA Today’s Mary Zeiss Stange has to shoehorn the following people into Christianity: Eric Rudolph, who says he prefers Nietzsche to The Bible Timothy McVeigh, who was born a Catholic, and received a Catholic sacrament before his execution, but [...]

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Jack O’Lantern Cut Out

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Gloom and Doom and Other News

37.2% of Americans are not in the labor force, as of June, a 36 year high.  Also from June: “Since President Obama came into office in 2009, 7.2 million people have left the workforce entirely. One out of every six men aged 25–54 is not working. Employment in this group fell by 72,000 last month, [...]

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Squirrels and Acorns, Coloring Page

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Fruit Coloring Page

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Free Kindle Books

Paleo Cookbook: 50 Fantastic Family Friendly And Fun Gluten Free Recipes (Paleo Recipes Book 1) Reader Review: If you’re collecting paleo recipes, this one’s a decent pick to add to your collection. I enjoy the old fashioned hamburger and baked salmon w/ asparagus recipes. Obviously, though, if you’re doing a paleo diet you probably you [...]

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October Paper Craft, Vintage Magazine

We don’t even celebrate Hallow-e’en, and I thought this was cute: You don’t have to keep the Jack O’Lantern face.  You don’t really need to print it, either.  I can’t draw stick figures, and I freehanded this one for Blynken this morning.   He was delighted. It’s made on the same lines as those paperdoll [...]

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Husband’s Lunches, Pork Roast and Applesauce and more

    That’s a brownie in the same compartment as the apple sauce.  I don’t know why it looks so scary.  There are potatoes in the compartment with roast, and then tomatoes, salad and a pickle. To keep the applesauce out of the brownie and vice versa, I cut down a styrofoam coffee cup to [...]

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