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I have been asked to show some evidence of the library referred to in our subtitle.

Behold…The Donald M. Bower Memorial Library!


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Annex 1


Annex 2

So there!


I don’t normally use this space for political comment. I won’t make a habit of it. But I thought these two commentaries were worthy of your consideration.


So, is this a triumph of image over substance? (“Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain…”)

Will BHO surprise the skeptics? Or his followers? Will the inevitable changes be good for the country?

Be careful what you wish for.

Before rejecting either opinion, I recommend researching the backgrounds of the commentators. Then, judge the validity of their opinions for yourself. (TS), (TF)

Last thought. In the future when historians evaluate the George Bush presidency, I hope they factor in the 8 years of constant, withering attacks on his character, intelligence and legitimacy.

Now—back to the garden.

The Proprietor needs to stay mentally sharp to keep up with the Head Weeder/Lady of the Manor. Holding on to a good idea when it arises is very important since it doesn’t happen that often.

Ever find yourself with a great idea, perspective or recollection that you want to hold on to but don’t have a convenient or reliable way to do it? Here are some great suggestions. Thanks to The Happiness Project for pointing the way to this post at LifeDev.

The problem with ideas is that they’re situational. You don’t only have ideas while you’re in front of the computer, or walking your dog. Ideas happen all the time. This poses an interesting problem when you’re trying to capture all your ideas. No Idea Left Behind: 25 Tools for Capturing Ideas Anywhere | LifeDev.

Personally I prefer a stripped-down version of the Hipster PDA. (I don’t use the clip.)

Gosh I love this kind of stuff!