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Courtesy Notice:  As life is short, there are two sorts of people I must regretfully decline to allow to follow me on G+:

those profiles that, due to a lack of evidence of life behind the random posts and pretty pictures I must conclude are bots or people who wish to follow me without actually engaging in conversations.  Since I can't measure something from nothing, such profiles do get blocked on sight.   

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+Evan Mitchell Boyden - you mentioned a while back using some local herbs to smudge the sleeping quarters with - was it mullein and sage or something else?
We have a good crop of mullein this year and I've been gathering it and drying it for winter colds and coughs as tea.
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I hope you're all feeling better soon. I've been trying to build up a supply of herbal medicines too so I started a crop of echinacea purpurea from seed this spring so we could use the leaves in tea. After the roots have established for a few years I sometimes use them too but try to avoid it as I prefer to keep the plants alive as long as possible.

You might have some goldenseal, wild ginger or marshmallow growing in your area. The roots of those plants may be helpful for sore throats and colds.

If your sage is looking healthy, strong and the patch is expanding where it is it's probably fine. Some shade is ok as long as they get some hours of strong sun during the day too.  This artemisia type of sage isn't related to the culinary spice sage so I wouldn't eat it or put it in a tea. The culinary sage in the salvia family might be good in a tea for sore throats.

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I almost succeeded in doing nothing today. Then my father-in-law bought me a driveway doorbell, and I had to put batteries in and drive a screw. That blew my game from there. After 30 minutes of feeling oppressively lax, I got back to work on requirements analysis for a new client. sigh - one of the many things I have yet to master: relaxing.

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Relaxing doesn't necessarily mean "doing nothing;" however, if your goal was to do nothing, that's different.  I'm busier than I've ever been in my whole life, yet I take an hour of quiet time, every single day, because I finally realized, Why am I busting my butt with this business, if I never take time for me?

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Do they still teach history in school?
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Revisionist History, as the Communists once did. Ironically, one of the regions where it has now almost totally vanished is Russia where they are striving to present 'truthful' scenarios of the past.

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Tennessee - Please take a look.
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The difference between now and 8 years ago, is that the people cheering the incoming president (a good number of them) are cheering because they hope they are getting a president that will do less for and to them. We want less government, not more. The constant feeling of being raped over the last 8 years came from the Obama admin pushing one regulation after another, not to mention ramming unworkable laws down our throats.

I think the reason the left is apoplectic at this point is that they fear that Trump is going to behave like Obama, except in the opposite grain. I don't think so. Trump will surely undo a lot of the carnage wrought by Obama in the form of executive orders, maybe he will roll back some regulations eventually, but everything else is going to have to come from Congress.

And there, fear not my progressive friends, we have a majority of Republicans in both houses. The last time this happened, we had a surplus and the president was Bill Clinton. I wouldn't fear too much - they are not as radical as your picks, they won't ram anything down your throats - it's not their style.

There's the fundamental difference between our two poles in America. One side is very much interested in controlling everything at any cost, for any reason or no reason. The other is about making things work as well as they can in a country populated by a diverse set of views and desires, even you soft communists and socialists.

Trump, by the way, is not the Republican Racist Homophobe the media paints him to be. Neither is he the small government, conservative, cool-headed leader that people voting for him wanted. He is much more a centrist democrat, someone any classic liberal should find acceptable once the brashness becomes routine.

To those inclined to complain or protest, I suggest you put your efforts into making the best of things. That was the lesson we on the right learned quickly 8 years ago. Griping produces bitterness, and poisons ourselves faster than any outside influence could. So we discarded our gloom as quickly as we could, and waited patiently for history to run it's course. We focused our efforts on being the best we could be under the circumstances, which became increasingly difficult as the ACA mandates came along, eating more and more of our income. But we found different ways to get by. You will, too. 
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I shouldn't comment... But I think you're overly optimistic. Not about Trump, but about the left's reaction to him.

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A short story starter I've been tinkering with this week.
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RCA Viking 10 Pro update

So far, for a cheap tablet with keyboard I'm not displeased at the price paid. I like the screen size, and like any android device it came loaded with lots of good stuff to get you started.

Dislikes: the keyboard has a trackpad that can not be disabled. You can't rest your palms and type. You have to type like a piano player. Also, it is running lollipop, and there's no built in way to upgrade that I've found. I'll have to connect to a computer or something and read the internets to figure that out.

Otherwise, as a writing device, it's good enough for me. The keys are a little cramped but I think I'm getting used to that.
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Yessir, I aim to while I can!

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