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There is a California bluegrass-ish group out there called The Dustbowl Revival. They recently got Dick Van Dyke to help them shoot a video, and the result is magical.

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A Riddle

The native Hawaiians were quite fond of riddles (with riddles similar to the riddle contest in The Hobbit). Here’s an example:

Kuu ana ula, ku lalani na koa kapa keokeo.

In my red cave stand in rows white-clad soldiers.

Here is the answer:

Teeth.

Got it? Get the idea?

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There’s a new health breakthrough related to barefooting that I thought I should report on. It not only can make you feel much better and lead a healthier life, it manages to verify, and then magnify qi.

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Russell Baker was a syndicated columnist for the New York Times from 1962 to 1998.

This column by him appeared at the end of March in 1977. Which day it appeared in a local paper just depended on how the syndication went.

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The Ohio Ahistorical Society

Folks may remember from last summer (a year ago) that I had a bit of a dilemma deciding whether to renew my membership in the Ohio Historical Society. I’d been a member for 10 years, but they’d made a recent change.

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Barefoot Girls

Here’s a cute little column from 1916.

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The Microbiome

There has been a rather recent realization that the human body is colonized by a whole host of various microbes. Some estimates are that there are as many as 10 times as many microbes cells than our own cells.

And they often serve an important function.

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