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I had a small basal cell carcinoma on my lower left eyelid
that was removed this past Monday and another surgeon
reconstructed my eyelid the following day. I was worried
that I'd have to wear an eyepatch for a week or more but
that wasn't the case. I was permitted to remove it the
following (Wednesday) morning; I've got a 'shiner' but it's
healing fast. The toughest thing so far is being unable to
do any work for the next few days (doctor's orders) but ok
I can manage that (if just barely). Good thing I've got a
list of 'light duty' chores (like this ezine) to keep me
busy for the next few days.

Here we go...


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A compendium of interesting and/or creepy creatures.

The research vessel RRS Sir David Attenborough was very nearly
named 'Boaty McBoatface' when it was the most popular
suggestion in the #NameOurShip poll but good sense prevailed
and the name was instead given to one of the vessel's 
autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs).

We opted to get rid of our TV set a few years back and so
far we've also avoided streaming TV programming online but
it's just gotten harder to do. I'm still avoiding it but
this sure is tempting for me.

I like the things she has to say.

Granted, this is a commercial site and they want to promote
their products but there are also interesting recipes, tips
ideas and information here.

As recently as five years ago telecommuting jobs (where you
sit at home and work from your computer) were unusual and
difficult to find. I think that is changing now.
Even for senior citizens. [aarp dot org]

The Persistence of Vision Raytracer is a high-quality
(costless) software tool for creating stunning
three-dimensional graphics.

I'm retired and have a little money in savings but I
don't know anything at all about money. I think I need
to learn.

On the general topic of posters and/or artwork and/or
images that can be printed and used to decorate one's
personal space, here are some resources. [burlapandblue dot com]

Digital collections which include
documents as well as images.

A good resource for photographers.

The leading nonprofit defending digital privacy, free
speech, and innovation.

Scams, reviews, complaints, lawsuits and frauds. File a
report, post your review. Consumers educating consumers.

Weird, unusual and sometimes gloomy stuff.

The Native American Olympic Team Foundation.

Information on the Medal of Honor, Distinguished Service
Cross, Navy Cross, Air Force Cross, Silver Star, heroes
stories, medals, awards, and Flag of Freedom.

Sharing America's enduring story.

Kids health.


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Last words:

And that's a wrap for this one anyway.  Thanks for hanging
around. See you next month.

Don Crowder
Wednesday, February 1, 2020,  12:05 AM
Buchanan Lake Village
served by the US Post Office in
Tow (rhymes with cow), Texas

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