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After 11 hours of labor & a emergency c-section we have 6 beautiful Wheaten babies! Welcome S'Wheat Hearts!

Not me, but Blossom at wheatenterrierrescue.org gave birth.

My Rocky is a rescued soft coated weaten terrier. I will post pictures when he gets his summer haircut.
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The new Neanderthal genome, which is described in the current issue of Nature, is part of an extraordinary flurry of advances in studying ancient human DNA. 
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I hesitate in post this, only because it points out what an idiot I am, but it might be the motivation for someone to not make the same mistake. File under, 'your not just getting older there is something wrong...get it checked out'. To make a long story short, I have been slowing down for a while but forced myself to keep going. However, when I started moving there was very noticeable lack of stamina and dizzy spells. I soldiered on and got out the apartment.
My first thought was to get my heart checked out and in that process the doctor did a routine blood test and scheduled a stress test. I passed the stress test which was my biggest fear. However, a day later, I got a call from the nurse that said that I should get myself to an ER because I probably needed to get a transfusion, my blood count was that low.
So, later that afternoon I drove myself to ER. They did their own blood draw and the next thing I know they are hooking me to various hardware and I have IV's in each arm. Later they told me my H&H had dropped to the level of being life threatening and they were preparing for anything that might happen.
 I got out of the hospital the next day after getting three units of blood that have brought me up the low mark. Now the hunt is on for what is causing the internal bleeding. The usual suspects are being rounded up. I will know more in a few weeks.
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this is what happens when you cut yourself shaving and don't use the kleenex method.

glad that it got caught in time though
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The multi-column format is okay, but I wish they would have made the colums separate.  Then let us control them, like put different circles, communities, trend searches, etc in each column. Oh, yeah and be able to scroll them separate.
With the extra whitespace on the one column, I can zoom it so it is easy to read from a distance, since I often put G+ up on the big screen tv while going about doing other things.
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You can revert back to single-column too, in case you didn't know. It is optional. 
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This one has a little of every thing, SciFi, romance, the twiists our lives take; sacrifices made for art, discovery, and freedom. But, in the end you cannot change history however hope exists for the the future.
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It has English subtitles which are pretty easy to follow.
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Thinking this morning of the people in Oso, Washington, a place I am very familiar with. I have walked the hillside that gave way in a massive landslide. Hopefully more survivors can be found today.
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#JFK

Math class was almost over, the bell had not rung but we were all out of our seats talking and making noise. Someone started speaking over the PA system but I could not make out what they were saying and no one seemed to want to be quiet, then the bell rang.

Out in the hall, my next class was wood shop, I headed for the stairwell. Three teachers came running up the stairs and announced, "Go straight to you next class!". Like we needed to be reminded in an urgent voice.

Down in the lower level where the shops were, everyone was packed into the electronics shop, standing room only. I stopped a the door and asked, "What's going on?".

"Kennedy's been shot!", came the reply.

I went on to the wood shop and a radio was playing. I wasn't too long before it was announced that Kennedy had died. Shortly, after that it was announced that school was being dismissed and the buses would be coming shortly, those of us who drove could leave whenever we felt like it.

I went and found my younger brother and we headed to the dairy store my mother owned. We stayed open over the next few days and had a tv in the backroom. I did not see it but my mother saw Oswald being shot by Ruby live.

School was out until after Thanksgiving, when we got back the math teacher chewed us out for not being quiet when the announcement came over the PA. We all had to write a page on our feelings about the assassination.

Fifty years seemed like a long time then but has gone by in a flash. To me, the assassination has always been the end of innocence. It happened at that time in my life when life was just beginning. But, so much more would happen for the nation over the next decade, it too was just beginning to come to grips with life.
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There are three cranes, at least, in this picture. I thought it was noteworthy.
 
Austin Before The Storm

I was out driving and there was a storm bearing down on Austin a bit before sunset, and the light falling on downtown looked very nice so I stopped to take a picture. The sun was behind me in this shot, with the storm coming in from the right side, just out of the picture.
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Nice!

(I see 4 :)
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It is a more coffee sort of Monday morning, determined to get things done today, next Monday will happen in the new place.
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Pacific Northwest native gone south, retired computer systems engineer who is happiest in the mountains
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A Pacific Northwest native where I grew-up on a horse ranch.  Spent most of my life in Seattle where I attended and worked for the University of Washington and later the wireless communication industry.  Like most folks from the Northwest, I have a connection to the Earth and like to get outdoors as much as possible, to recharge that spiritual connection.  In 2003, I was diagnosed with cancer and did not heal well from the treatment which lead to an early retirement.  I am now living in Georgia so that I might watch my grand-kids grow and write my memoirs, real and imaginary.
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