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The GOP-Sponsored Western Land Grab Is Coming To Blows

Apr 11, 2014

There was a blow up at the Bundy Ranch in southern Nevada the other day, with Tasers and yelling, and occasional blows, between supporters of rancher Cliven Bundy, and the Federal Government, represented by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM):The way t...

Mr. Andrew Bradley
Peanut Butter, Fish Tacos, Friends, and Doctors

Peanut Butter, Fish Tacos, Friends, and Doctors

I think it can safely be said that almost everything goes better with peanut butter and, if you know me, I will add it to almost anything for any meal (breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, dessert, ... ). This week I tried a few new ways thanks to Facebook...

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All Squared Up
Sour news about Gummi Bears

Sour news about Gummi Bears

It is rare that I let my paid writing and my for fun writing overlap, but this will be an exception. I just finished an article about the effects of sour candies, chews, powders and breath mints on tooth enamel and I just had to share. What I won't share are the photos...

The Blue Muse
#100HappyDays: Sweet peas

#100HappyDays: Sweet peas

Sweet peas are as sweet as they look--super fragrant! (In fact, so fragrant that those of us with smell sensitivity keep them OUTSIDE.)One of today's happiest moments? Noticing sweet peas starting to bloom. I planted them in the Fall and during our Bac...

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Marc Valdez Weblog
"A Guidebook To Breaking Bad Filming Locations" Coming Soon

"A Guidebook To Breaking Bad Filming Locations" Coming Soon

Here is an update about my proposed Guidebook on Breaking Bad filming locations. I decided to self-publish (via Amazon), in order to retain closer control over the text and to accelerate review (since the summer tourist season is coming up fast). To ...

The Blue Muse
#100HappyDays: Transplants

#100HappyDays: Transplants

Clockwise from the top left: African Daisies in the big round pot, zucchini, jalapeno, mystery tomato, Japanese maple. Bottom row: A bunch of Golden Yellow and Beefsteak tomato seedlings. If I knew how to make heart emoticons right here, I would make a...

Rubys Musings
Hard Hat Adventure

Got my hard hat on andready for an adventure!  After what was an early start to the day due to needing to go have my pre-op MRI ( surgery is just over a week away now... a hysterectomy if you have not been keeping up) at a bright and early 8 a...

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Marc Valdez Weblog
Book Update II

Closing in on completion.... Still some questions....

Finding Our Way Now
Award Winning Blog Continues Winning

I am way overdue thanking some generous bloggers for awards that they have been thoughtful enough to give. Even thou I have received some of these before I still feel it is important that I recognize these bloggers and pay it forward... The post Award ...

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The Blue Muse
#100HappyDays: A trip to the nursery

#100HappyDays: A trip to the nursery

Today's happiness high point? A visit to the nursery for mosquito-repellent plants (citrus geranium and catmint) and compost, ahem. I spent an hour this afternoon making "diaper dirt" (more on that soon) and planting a few seedlings. Feels so good to b...

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