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An Alphabet of My Likes and Dislikes: “C”

This is a post belonging to a new blogging project — the title is pretty much self-explanatory, I think; the project’s introductory post can be found HERE.  Credit for the idea: BeetleyPete. As always, the only thing linking the two things mentioned in this post in my mind is that they both start with the […]

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Spices!

The sort of online rabbit hole one is liable to fall down in lockdown times … There’s a company named Spirit of Spice that specializes in “whole seed” spice mixes all coming in their own little mills: I’ve been a fan of theirs for quite a while, though so far I’ve been buying their products […]

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Pandemic: Desperate Measures

Desperate times call for desperate measures … I’d never have believed I’d ever let a monstrosity like this cross my front door, but with supermarket and drugstore shelves persistently empty in my area (despite rumors that elsewhere in this country, the hoarders have had their fill and stocks are being replenished), the other day when […]

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“Lockdown”? — Tell me again Germans are supposed to be law-abiding as a rule …

I went for a short walk earlier this afternoon (alone, of course) — the kind of thing we’re still allowed to do to maintain a modicum of exercise and intake of fresh air. This is what our street looked like — and what it, and all the streets in our neighborhood have been looking like […]

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#Stayathome: Working Moms and Helpful Neighbors

Snagged from LinkedIn: It reads: Mom has a conference call! 09:00 – 11:00 AM. !DO NOT ENTER! The answer to your question may be: * It’s in the laundry. * NO! * I don’t know yet what we’ll be having for lunch. * Have a fruit. * Look in your room. * Ignore him and […]

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Free David Williams audiobook

Reblogged from: XOX   Source: www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses David Williams free audio book for all who have to stay home.   Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/2112524/free-david-williams-audiobook

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Hoarding: The Figures

… for Germany, according to the federal statistics monitoring agency (Statistisches Bundesamt): Sales of disinfectants: up by up to 800% — then down to zero sales, because stores went out of stock. Sales of soap: up by 400%. Sales of toilet paper: up by 300% (this is surprisingly low). Sales of pasta, flour, sugar, rice, […]

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Meanwhile in Brazil …

See: www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/03/25/821327282/in-brazil-bolsonaro-doubles-down-on-exaggerated-coronavirus?t=1585223690880 I know it’s extremely small comfort for those of us worried about their own governments’ responses, but I’m still glad we don’t have to deal with this sort of mega-f*ckery. No wonder Brazilians are furious.   Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/2105131/meanwhile-in-brazil

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This is good to see – please pass it on to anyone who might find it useful

Reblogged from: Mike Finn   Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/2091994/this-is-good-to-see-please-pass-it-on-to-anyone-who-might-find-it-useful

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Literary Hub: The first lines of 10 classic novels, rewritten for social distancing.

Source: lithub.com/the-first-lines-of-10-classic-novels-rewritten-for-social-distancing     Pride and Prejudice It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be hoarding toilet paper. (Midu shared this on LinkedIn the other day; thought I’d pass it on.) And there are a couple of repuposed last lines, too …   Original post: […]

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