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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+:

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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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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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Which is why we have a firewall, despite the pain in my backside when we decide to use Open Source libraries.
 
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We've really been enjoying watching Foyle's War on DVD. Very well done period series by the folks that do Masterpiece Theater on BBC. Murder mystery, police detective with a great cast.
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Damien Lewis is excellent.

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Heads up, Missouri, Ohio and points in between, areas surrounding...
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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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People are not all the same when they enter the service, and they come out different for the experience. I've known those who handled it well and those who didn't. If you know someone struggling with the experience and just not making enough ends meet to stay under their own roof, this is good to have.
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