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The Jewish nurse who rushed to save the life of the anti-semite.

https://abc7chicago.com/pittsburgh-shooting-suspect-robert-bowers-what-we-know-/4565220/ . . This is in her own words. I felt it was too important not to share. . Ari Mahler November 3 at 2:38 PM . I am The Jewish Nurse. Yes, that Jewish Nurse. The same one that... Continue Reading →

My New Antidepressant (Very heartwarming!)

Since I have retired, I have gone back into substitute teaching. In California one must have a 4 years degree and have passed the CBEST. They'd like a sub to at least be able to match high school students' mastery... Continue Reading →

OWLS: Grotesque

This post regards the subject of "grotesque" in anime, my Otaku Warriors for Liberty and Self Respect subject for Halloween. I am not here to discuss 19th century sans serif typefaces. Grotesque means ugly, however you want to look at... Continue Reading →

Beautiful Letters from Famous Authors to Their Children — irevuo

It’s a shame people don’t write letters anymore. Especially writers, whose missives are often so beautifully composed and simply inspiring that we hoard them in volume upon volume. That’s why you should read some loving, advice-filled, gentle parental love letters... Continue Reading →

Bradford Ridge Path to Deep Creek – Oh My!

I said in my last Deep Creek post that I was going to try the Bradford Ridge route. I did that on yesterday, Oct. 8th. It was quite the adventure! Getting to the trailhead is easy. Find your way to... Continue Reading →

Alder Creek Trail, Sespe Condor Sanctuary.

One of my favorite hiking destinations! I have been going out to the Sespe for about 35 years now. I never fail to enjoy it. It is vast, 219,000 acres of land with hundreds of miles of little used trail... Continue Reading →

Fishbowl – Cedar Creek Loop

The Sespe Wilderness Area is vast. Within it are enough trails to keep an active hiker busy for years - or for someone like me, for a lifetime. A few of the trails are more active. The "biggie" is the... Continue Reading →

Wabi-sabi – Celebration of Imperfection

Nothing in nature is perfect. Even the finest of things have flaws and most things have many flaws. If you would live in a world full of imperfection and still see beauty, you must understand the beauty in the flaws... Continue Reading →

A Study in Violet

Violet Evergarden. What is not to love about this anime? The art is spectacular. The plot is deeply moving. The theme is all about healing even the most terrible of wounds. I never thought it was sad because her arc... Continue Reading →

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