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Pamela E Dean
Worked at Datapoint Corp, Intelogic Trace, Data Terminal
Attends University of Utter Amazement
Lives in Los Angeles CA USA
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I've put Apache Open Office on my Windows 8.1 machine. It is free! And, for me, a satisfactory substitute for Microsoft Office (which is NOT free). Plus, the open source model appeals to me.
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Thanks for the Good tip. I'm switched to Libre now, also.
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The yahoos are obnoxious. Beautiful video!
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Phalaenopsis orchids grown by Ari Malek in chilly MN
 
Almost all my Phals are blooming now. Most are out here on the bench, and a couple more are on display around the house. What a great antidote to this ridiculous winter we've been having...
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Nice editing, and oh, so sweet !
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Shweeet, indeed!  Hugs to you.
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My son Michael is an intrepid adventurer and an experienced kayaker. I knew he was planning a crossing to Catalina Island, but I didn't know he would go it alone. We were glad to see him make landfall and glad to be loading up the kayak and heading home in the van. I'm green with envy because 30 years ago I'd have loved to do the trip with him. My spirit is willing but the flesh says "hell, no." What a gag it is getting old (and the joke's on me). Mike you were right about how beautiful the water is over there. It's a good video for someone who was busy with hard work most of the crossing. I'm really tickled to see it.
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Brad lives in British Columbia, Canada and makes good orchid videos. In this one, we learn a lot about plants sold in big display pots, which are not designed to keep the plants healthy in the long run. If you want to grow the plants onward and re-bloom them, they should be re-potted as soon as they finish blooming -- sooner if they show signs of stress. Have fun growing!
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This Tea Meditation practise by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh is quite lovely.
 
Find your inner peace through Tea Meditation.
#tea   #teameditation   #peace   #mindfulness  
(Photo take from: http://langmai.org/dai-may-tim/thu-phap/mindful-art) Tea can be used as a tool for meditation, the cultivation of mindfulness and self-awareness.  Tea Meditation, is a process of full appreciation of the...
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A clarifying, logical approach to Chinese-style tea brewing  which helps me a lot.
 
Calling it "gongfu brewing vs western brewing" is fundamental flawed because
i) Not all 'eastern' or 'asians' practice gongfu brewing
ii) Not all Chinese do so for that matter. It is primarily southern Chinese- Fujian, Guangdong (Chaozhou) and their migrant descendants
iii) Not all Southern Chinese do it all the time, Fuzhou (in Fujian) people certainly don't gongfu brew their jasmine tea.

This also perpetrates a 'east-west' divide.

In my opinion it can be
i) Gongfu versus 'casual' brewing because gongfu (工夫) means time and effort
ii) Gongu versus 'big vessel' brewing because in Chinese we often use gongfu versus 大壶泡 (literally big pot brewing) to differentiate.

What do you think?
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My Laelia anceps orchid is in bloom and I got this nice photo of her throat.
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Beautiful!
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My Daughter-in-law Margaret Lazzari is a prolific artist. These lovely birds will perch high on poles in a public art project. I'll post again when the paint-feathered silhouettes are aloft.
Finished the heron several days ago, and now moving on to other seabirds!
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Love the flower, but I'll hold out for a similar one with good scent ... my growing space (and my energy) is limited. I think Vuylstekeara is what Miltonidium has been changed to in the latest plant ID version. Orchid names are changed (and fought about) a lot by scientists. Hobby growers like me just suffer the confusion.
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Education
  • University of Utter Amazement
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  • College of Organic Adventures
  • School of Hard Knocks
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Gender
Female
Other names
nee: Weger
Story
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What a gag it is, growing old
Introduction
An eccentric crone. INFP. Aging hippie with a contemplative nature. Theoretician & maker of ironic observations. Catalyst, idea-person, and life-hacker. Orchid grower, writer and poet. Practitioner of gongfu cha yi (skillful tea art).
Bragging rights
Son, Daughter-in-law, Granddaughter!
Work
Occupation
Retired from an IT career
Skills
Growing orchids, serving tea. In other words, happily almost useless.
Employment
  • Datapoint Corp, Intelogic Trace, Data Terminal
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Currently
Los Angeles CA USA
Previously
San Antonio TX USA