Friday, May 13, 2016

Like it grew there...


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  1. Old Nurseries are First, as are nurturing candidates who care about the people!

    puddle, that nursery of yours is massive!! Wow! Ours has about 8 parking spaces scattered about, and no asphalt anywhere. LOL! The greenhouses are so old they're made of antique glass!

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  2. Oh, I loved that place!! Once in 1966, went looking for a non-orange day lily--they sent me out with a worker, who dug one up, just outside a hut. It grew and thrived and was divided over and over again, and it's great grands came to live at my last house in Maryland. Now non-orange day lilies are easy to find. Not then: it was a new thing under the sun!

    They also had a huge selection of native plants, promised not to have been stolen from the landscape at large.

    A visit there was normally about $100. (Just like a used book store or a yarn shop, lol!)

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    1. Three cheers for non-orange day lilies! I have 5 clumps of them, in various shades, behind our garage. Orange is my least favourite colour on Earth.

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    2. We also use native plants. They sound way ahead of the curve!!

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  3. Not near as old in age, but altogether wonderful was (is)-- http://www.harmonyfarm.com/

    When I was living in Cazadero in '94, and decided to come back here and look for land, their book shelves kitted me up very well for the journey. . . .

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    1. From that bookshelf got Walden (first read), The Good Life, by Scott and Helen Nearing, making your own electricity, water rams, composting toilets, a whole wide world opened for me, lol! On the Gravenstein Highway between Sebastopol and Guernville.

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    1. Wonderfully plausible! Thanks for posting this!

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    2. That article rather misrepresents the situation in 2008. In that year scores of superdelegates who had previously supported Clinton rushed to switch to Obama even before the polls had closed on the final primary. Because he had a majority of the pledged delegates and they didn't want to be out of step with the voters. It was that superdelegates switch as much as anything else that led to Clinton's concession. In 2016, the perceived need to follow voters' will will inhibit rather than support a superdelegate switch. A superdelegate switch is also unlikely because they represent the same political establishment Clinton does. So this scenario isn't totally inconceivable but it is much less likely than the article would have us imagine. And I wonder just how badly Bernie would be hurt by the perception that he was not in fact the legitimate nominee.

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  5. My son sent me a text. He overheard my grandson (11) playing a video game with friends. All of a sudden Connor yelled, "Oh, no! It's Donald Trump! RUN!".

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    1. I call that Hope for the future!!

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  6. Hi! Tuckered out from colonoscopy today. All OK.

    Alan

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    1. Glad to hear all OK. My doc tells me I won't ever need colonoscopy again. Simply because nothing that could develop from scratch in my colon would be likely to kill me before something else did.

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    2. Great to hear all's well, Alan. That is never a fun prep and procedure.
      I think once every 10 years is bad enough.

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    3. Bill--I hope to hear the same thing from my doc some day.

      listener--They have improved the preparation significantly--not nearly as unpleasant now as it was. But the "hangover" from the procedure is worse than I recall. Maybe because the timing required me to be fasting longer--more than 40 hours. Or maybe they gave me more sedative than usual? Well, not for another two years now.

      --Alan

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    4. Yes, more sedative could men a longer recovery time. You might ask them what the difference was (they can check their notes). When A friend had a polyp removed it took longer, hence more sedative. Even looking more thoroughly could account for

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    5. ...what you experiencd.

      (Sorry. Tapped the wrong spot and these devices are so darn literal and efficient!)

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  7. puddle ~ Well-written, earthy books that grow us are as important as organic plants that grow!


    Bill ~ It really is up to the people to make Bernie viable. He has said from the start that this would be a revolution of and by the people.

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    1. Yes. This revolution was from the beginning about the issues. The better Bernie does in the remaining states the clearer it will be that he is speaking for a broad segment of the American people and that the revolution must continue.

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  8. Can't recall a year when there was more wishful thinking on both the left and the right than this one.

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  9. MAYBE 1968--but that is is delving pretty far back into the mists of time, and was a good deal more confusing than this year.

    --Alan

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