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  1. 19 days ago on Over the Hedge

    New song for a certain raccoon:

    Incredible String Band’s “Little Cloud”

  2. 24 days ago on Over the Hedge

    BTW, look up “White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) may serve as a wildlife reservoir for nearly extinct SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern”

  3. 24 days ago on Over the Hedge

    The biological and medical reality is that the “rulers” of the world are microbes. They have existed far longer than we have, they are greater in diversity and number. Heck, they are even greater in cumulative weight than humans. A well balanced and diverse representation of them in our bodies reduces inflammation, helps with our mental and physical health, and makes some essential nutrients accessible. Yes, we depend on some. Others nourish plants and sequester carbon. When we over-populate (especially combined with rapid transportation, the use of bushmeat (and do not pretend that you do not use bushmeat if you hunt ducks, deer, squirrels, etc for food), and the destruction of wild habitats then we find ourselves hosting some microbes for which we were not prepared. Think humans rule? Try getting sequelae of COVID and rethink that afterward.

  4. about 1 month ago on Candorville

    We are looking forward to Central Park returning.

    Shows make it easier for me to exercise.

    I am stuck having to exercise to tackle osteoarthritis. Despite injuries as a teen I managed to put off that problem much later than most relatives by using a lot of exercise (especially serious weight training, though I have to use lighter weights at my current age). Now that I am in my 70s arthritis really causes problems UNLESS I do my PT and exercises. As long as I get at least 6 hours a week of those I have trouble with pain and reduction in function. So, I watch shows (Apple TV, PBS, Brit Box, Acorn, Prime) and I exercise. It works exceedingly well.

  5. about 1 month ago on Candorville

    I had not heard of “Clucker” Carlson as a nickname before. I tend to use the nickname for him that began in the military: Traitor Carlson.

  6. about 1 month ago on Candorville

    It does not have many episodes in any season so does not have to involve spending a lot of time watching tv, especially these days since people can now displace when they watch so can spread a few good shows over a long amount of time instead of having to watch on the stations’ schedules. (Or instead can binge, and one of the most brilliant and productive men we know does binge tv shows…)

    For some of us a well crafted story just is part of work hard/play hard.

  7. about 1 month ago on Candorville

    and hours and hours… (It’s great.)

    Ditto Ted Lasso, Morning Show, and a few of the others there through the years. (Last year’s Ted Lasso Christmas episode is one of my absolute favorite Christmas shows. I would love to buy that episode to watch every Christmas season.)

  8. about 1 month ago on Candorville


    Inaccurate description.

    The definitive aspect of the person who causes so much to go wrong on Mars is not his nationality. It is not even his on and off addiction problems. It is that he is someone who constantly undermines himself (and therefore also endangers everyone who relies on him) instead of taking responsibility for his actions and working well enough on introspection to actually change himself for the better. Because he fails to change himself he repeatedly undermines himself with guilt which leads to yet more dangerous mistakes. The pattern began in his childhood, indirectly causing his friend’s death. If he had parents of more average status he would have washed out long ago instead of being advanced beyond his capabilities.

  9. about 1 month ago on Candorville


    Nor is the cartoon character entirely correctly describing the show. The Russians in the show are very afraid of their government with excellent reasons, a factor which increases over time, and… Well, I won’t say. If you watch it I do not want to spoil it.

    We do not watch much tv, either, especially my hubby, but we love that show.

  10. 2 months ago on Joel Pett

    Oh, and that person would be looking away from the tv and clearly not listening (conversation or earbuds), either.