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James A. Michener - Themes of Racism and of Love

Finished reading: Sayonara: A Novel by James A. Michener 📚 I have so many thoughts about this book. I made many notes while reading. My father in-law who is an advid reader shared this paperback with me. Michener historical fiction seems to overshawdow his earlier and shorter fictional works. This was written in 1953. It is less challenging to me as I read it in 2022. But I can reflect on how brave it was to put this out in 1953.

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The One Habit to Rule Them All

We crave to be part of a group. It is part of human nature. The is especially true this time of year as we approach the annual planning and New Years resolutions. For health it might be: I am a vegan. I am a carnivore. I am keto. For Productivity it might be: I am analog all the way. I am apple. I am iOS only. I want to offer some advice and insight I have recently understood for myself.

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How to Start Your Bird Log

In March of 2021 took our family pop up on a week long solo camping trip to the South Llano State Park. It is known as a birder park and the spring is a perfect time to come and see them for 2 reasons. First, most of the trees are pecan and unlike live oaks (another popular tree in our area) drop their leaves. So it is easy to see the birds.

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The Texas Ruby Red House Finch

A fellow micro.blogger Clifford Beshers posted a beautiful picture of a red house finch today. Dipped in raspberry juice. That was the joke that always made my mother laugh. Those finches look like someone turned them over and dipped them in raspberry juice. link I saw a red house finch in the spring this year at the South Llano River State park here in Texas. It was a beautful bird.

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Radio Paradise - An Online Radio Station

Seeing the recent backlash around the updated Apple Music design such as Apple Music Music sucks I thought I would share what I listen to most days. It is a an online commercial free radio station. A stream. You turn it on and listen. Here is the webplayer but there are many ways to listen. Most days I stream it through my Homepod. Here is how Bill the owner and mastermind describes it

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