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Free Kindle books: A book may be compared to your neighbor:

A book may be compared to your neighbor: if it be good, it cannot last too long ; if bad, you cannot get rid of it too early. — Brooke. Unless otherwise noted, books are free but this can change without notice. Doublecheck. If you click a link and it doesn’t finish loading, just hit […]

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Computers and Living in the Philippines (and maybe elsewhere)

If you are moving overseas, go ahead and download and install any new programs you think you’re going to need.  In my case, I had my cherished old laptop that finally had everything just the way I wanted it and where I could find it and was everything I wanted, except the old and breaking […]

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The Boy Rejects a Compliment

“Your writing has improved quite a bit in the last few weeks,” I said. “No, it hasn’t,” he argued. “Oh, yes it has,” I insisted. And then he explained to me why I was so very, very wrong: “No, Mom, it’s just that I’ve had to write a lot more for school and for homeschool […]

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Mending Sheets

We bought the Cherub’s bed from a Korean family who were moving.  They brought their beds with them when they came here. The sheets were included. This is good, because as it turns out, most (not all, but most that we have seen) of the twin bed sheets here are not nearly so deep as the Korean […]

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Palm Tree and Vine

There are two different plants here, which is obvious in the pictures but was less obvious when I was standing in the hot tropical sun, hunching underneath the tree trying to get pictures. The vine is, I am told by somebody who should know, a member of the tinospora species. One particular member of this […]

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