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green intentions

It’s that time of year when an old woman’s fancy turns to garden planning. Whenever the snow melts down far enough, I start visualizing where I want raised beds, and which shrubs i need to kill, and where I need to undo the things the previous owner had done, which at the time I paid […]

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honeydo

One of the things one does to make yourself feeling better, when one is utterly broke is round up all the things in your house that you have been meaning to send back and then actually sending them back. The Maxpedition pouch with the stitching coming undone, the case for the kindle that doesn’t fit, […]

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unsuck

true confession: i like shopping off the net, big surprise. i will never just go to a store and buy the 1st thing i find anymore. like everyone else i don’t want to waste my money buying something i may have to replace too soon. And i really detest going into a big box store […]

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snow marches on

All this damn snow has broken my spirit, all I want to do is keep warm. Of course eat and sleep, but that’s normal. worth reading • un-published story by Mark Twain “The Undertaker’s Tale“ will finally see print, in the pages of the mystery quarterly The Strand Magazine. blog of note • from J. […]

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site to see • Duke Ellington will be on the back of the District of Columbia quarter. cool tools • it’s only a matter of time before this little piece of FREE online Vector graphic software gets eaten by someone like..say GOOGLE. Now I just have to find someone time to play with it. I […]

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save the words

site to see • oh man this is like the coolest use of the internet EVER – the Oxford English Dictionary is sponsoring Save the Words, a website dedicated to keeping underused English language words in the dictionary. Folks can pick an endangered word and pledge to save it from extinction. If you like that, […]

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cool tools

David Friedman @ Bibliotique is a cruel man. He keeps finding and stocking really useful bookseller tools at reasonable prices. First he started selling these really sweet paper scissors, now he has the Duluth Pack Deluxe bookbag. (think midwest LLBean-ish) Granted you can get this stuff elsewhere for the same or MORE. but here you […]

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biblio heresy

For the first time I actually have an opinion about Google Booksearch and you aren’t going to like it. I LOVE IT. Heresy I know. But for doing research it is the best thing since post-it notes and contrary to popular belief it makes you BUY more books instead of less. Well at least I […]

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time killing • apparently folks like to kill time by constructing elaborate reviews for Amazon items such as Biros and Bic pens – and others of us like to kill time by reading them. cool tools • Download squad reviews the online utility Vectormagic which lest you convert images into vector graphics….[convert photos and stuff […]

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When it rains it pours, most of last week I had nearly no orders – this weekend, I have had quite a few . . . but the corollary to selling stuff is you have to spend a lot of the money you just made buying MORE stuff to replaced the previous stuff. So work […]

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