January 2020

A Cardboard Box Fit For A Queen

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In many ways, cats are like toddlers. For example, you give them a toy, and sometimes they're more interested in a cardboard box. Cardboard boxes are great toys for cats and it's really easy to turn them into instant cat toys.

These ideas show you some really cute uses for kitty cardboard boxes, like making those adorable houses we've all seen at Target or Aldi this past holiday. If you already have a box you received from a shipment or the store, why not use it instead? 

Alanis Morissette Tour 2020

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For many Milennials, Alanis Morissette was our first introduction to feminist music. I remmeber playing Jagged Little Pill over and over with my friends at age 14, screaming with her and shaking our heads so violently our hair would thrash around like angry storms. Many of the feelings we'd been experiencing, some for the first time, some for years already, were finally expressed in a way that made us better understand them.

A Village Fit For Mice

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In my family, we love mice so much that I had to say no when my husband and daughter wanted a snake. We had it in the house for two nights and I couldn't stand the idea of feeding it mice--or worse, rabbits, when it got older. We've had many mice pets! I understand they have to eat them, but I won't buy them as food. Luckily the breeder was happy to have the snake returned.

Holding Out For A Solo

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Star Wars Episode IX: Rise of the Skywalker spoiler warning.

While anti-heroes are all the rage, I must admit that I struggle with them. I love a darkish hero, but when it comes to a redeemed villain, I just don't know what to do with them. When Regina wanted to go good on Once Upon a Time, I was thrilled but also thought she didn't deserve to just start being happy after murdering so many people. I think the prison system we have is deeply flawed, so what do you do with that?

Bacon Roses for Valentine's Day

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For Christmas, I made my husband a countdown calendar featuring a bunch of odd types of jerky, knowing that he would love it. Guess what? He did! And now I've found something that he and other meat-lovers would love for Valentine's Day, too: Bacon Roses from the Manly Man Company!

These are candies in maple or carmel flavoring featuring rose-shaped bacon on top. They are actually quite pretty, but they would surely make a tasty treat for any bacon-lover this Valentine's Day. 

Some Bad Ideas For The Peaceful Use Of Nuclear Energy - Part 2 of 2 Parts

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Soviet Nuclear Explosions for the National Economy Chagan explosion to excavate an artificial lake:

Part 2 of 2 Parts (Pease read Part 1 first)
     Digging canals has often been suggested as a possible peaceful use of nuclear bombs. At one time, the AEC proposed digging a back-up for the Panama Canal using nuclear explosions, but nothing came of it.