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I made such obvious mistakes during the Trump era

I made such obvious mistakes during the Trump era

Now that I come to think of it, it was stupid for me to be such a contrarian during Trump's administration.

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Trying BP-Rx by Re-3 to supplement my high BMI, hypertension, and cholesterol treatments

Trying BP-Rx by Re-3 to supplement my high BMI, hypertension, and cholesterol treatments

I grew up in Hawaii and so I am much more open to Chinese medicine. My dad's office was in Chinatown in downtown Honolulu on O`ahu so I spent a lot of time in the Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) stores along Hotel Street. I even go to TCM treatments at Heavenly Bodies Clinic, including acupuncture and tinctures. I am giving BP-Rx a try since it uses traditional Chinese ingredients that naturally and homeopathically treat all that ails me, including cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, hypertension, and high blood pressure.

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This blog has transitioned from Feedburner to follow.it

This blog has transitioned from Feedburner to follow.it

Since FeedBurner is going into maintenance mode in July I have transitioned my blog's email subscription to follow.it

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Royal Oak Developers See Favorable Trend for Moreland Walk Complex in Atlanta

Royal Oak Developers See Favorable Trend for Moreland Walk Complex in Atlanta

Luxury real estate market leader Royal Oak Developers has seen an ongoing increase in both demand and sales in the single-family, condo, and townhome segments of the Intown market in Atlanta. The trend dovetails the launch of its attractive 30-unit Moreland Walk condo complex located in East Atlanta, due to be completed in the coming months.

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I met Don Pendleton in 1985 at a Mack Bolan Convention in San Francisco

I met Don Pendleton in 1985 at a Mack Bolan Convention in San Francisco

I will do some more remembering about this experience but it was very cool and a real honor because I was the only kid there.

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Happy mother's day to all the moms and all the mums!

Mother's Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family or individual, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on different days in many parts of the world, most commonly in the months of March or May.

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¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

Cinco de Mayo is an annual celebration held on May 5, which commemorates the anniversary of Mexico's victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla in 1862.

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Eight quick reviews of Netflix shows and movies I decided to review for you

Eight quick reviews of Netflix shows and movies I decided to review for you

I am so sorry for the delay since the last time I sent a short review of movies and shows I've caught. Here are eight more for you to check out—and they're all from Netflix this time since it's the first history of viewing list I downloaded. Enjoy!

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Happy Spring to you from Dan and Chris at Gerris!

Happy Spring to you from Dan and Chris at Gerris!

We wish you a very Happy Spring! We always feel great renewal when the season comes. We would like to share that profound feeling of rebirth.

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Happy International Women's Day, March 8, from us at Gerris!

About International Women's Day: International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Significant activity is witnessed worldwide as groups come together to celebrate women's achievements or rally for women's equality. Marked annually on March 8th, International Women's Day (IWD) is one of the most important days of the year to: celebrate women's achievements, raise awareness about women's equality, lobby for accelerated gender parity, and fundraise for female-focused charities.

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I finally got my feet into a pair of Atreyu running shoes

I finally got my feet into a pair of Atreyu running shoes

Ever since I first heard of Atreyu, from Kofuzi or Seth James DeMoor, I have been trying to get a pair on my size-13 medium feet. Until last week, no luck. They were always sold out. Now, I not only have a pair of Standard Issue Colorway #2 but I will get a replacement pair every two months until I ask them to pause or stop their unique $55/pair subscription service. Brilliant!

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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald Full Text

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald Full Text

In honor of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald finally going out of copyright and becoming public domain, I am sharing the full text of this slight but magnificent novel in full for your enjoyment. Enjoy!

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Silent Night in Hawaiian

Silent Night in Hawaiian

I grew up singing Silent Night in Hawaiian growing up. I lived on O'ahu from 1976-1988 and then a few times after that. But it was as a Public School elementary school kid at Aliamanu Elementary school and then from 7th-12th grade at Saint Louis School where we always would sing po la`i e, po kamaha`o instead of silent night, holy night. I've also lived in Germany and learned that this haunting, beautiful song was penned in German and put to music by Joseph Mohr and Franz Xaver Gruber in Oberndorf, Austria, in 1818. Very interesting indeed. So, I included the original German as well, which is stille Nacht, heilige Nacht. Enjoy and Merry Christmas!

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Happy holidays and happy new year from Dan and Chris!

Happy holidays and happy new year from Dan and Chris!

Good tidings we bring to you and your kin, we wish you happy holidays and a merry new year!

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It looks like I am still a legit Howard Rheingold Associate

It looks like I am still a legit Howard Rheingold Associate

Wow, did you ever wish you could see a real Sabre Tooth Tiger or an actual Wooly Mammoth in the wild? Look what I found. A living fossil. I feel like this moment was peak Chris Abraham.

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MAF Strength Training includes MAF Slow Weights

MAF Strength Training includes MAF Slow Weights

You may know Dr. Philip Maffetone from his heart rate-based training called either the Maffetone Method or just MAF. His theory, in short, is to go slow to get fast. He just came out with a new book called Get Strong: The Natural, No-Sweat, Whole-Body Approach to Stronger Muscles and Bones, which aims at keeping as much gas in your tank as possible while still transforming your sedentary body with very little pain or suffering.

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Many rows make light work of the Concept2 Holiday Challenge

Many rows make light work of the Concept2 Holiday Challenge

I have 19-days left in the 2020 Concept2 Holiday Challenge and I have reached 48,057 meters and have 151,943 meters left, requiring an average of 7,997 meters/day to get 200,000 meters done by midnight Christmas Eve, 24 December. Wish me luck!

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Slow row progress not perfection wins the Holiday Challenge

Slow row progress not perfection wins the Holiday Challenge

I flaked that the 2020 Concept2 Fall Challenge started ON Thanksgiving Day so I started on the 27th and have already missed December 1st. As a result, in order to reach my goal of 200,000 meters by midnight of 24 December—Christmas Eve.

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A day late and 6,897 meters short for the Concept2 Holiday Challenge

A day late and 6,897 meters short for the Concept2 Holiday Challenge

It turns out that the first day of the 29-day Concept2 Holiday Challenge started yesterday. So, instead of 6,897 meter-per-day to make 200,000 meters by December 24, I'll need to row an average of 7,142 meters-per-day. Wish me luck and join me. It's an individual challenge so you can just do it.

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Happy thanksgiving!

Happy thanksgiving!

I wish the very best to you and your family and friends during this time of year as we all celebrate our own personal version of thanksgiving, each in our own way in our own family in our own country.

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Two red clay-colored PAC Designs courier bags soon on their way

Two red clay-colored PAC Designs courier bags soon on their way

I was pretty sure that Pat from PAC Designs had retired from the messenger bag-making game but the only good thing about the global Coronavirus pandemic is that she got cabin fever and decided to make some bags. I have been conspiring with her for months and even ordered 2 yards of 1000D clay red CORDURA and mailed it to her so that she could make my handmade, bespoke, courier bags. Here are some photos you can enjoy of the bags in the process of being made. Can you pick out my bags?

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Mama Stamberg's Cranberry Relish Recipe from Susan Stamberg and NPR

Mama Stamberg's Cranberry Relish Recipe from Susan Stamberg and NPR

Maybe only a handful of you have ever shared Thanksgiving with me. It's no big whoops. For a few years there, I rocked the meal, making the perfect brined and butter-basted turkey.

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Shakshouka recipe

Shakshouka recipe

Shakshouka is a dish of eggs poached in a sauce of tomatoes, olive oil, peppers, onion and garlic, and commonly spiced with cumin, paprika, cayenne pepper, and nutmeg. The dish has existed in Mediterranean cultures for centuries.

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Final Numbers for my 2020 Concept2 Fall Team Challenge

Final Numbers for my 2020 Concept2 Fall Team Challenge

While I started slowly, I committed to the entire challenge. I ended up being 13th in my boat and 2,573rd overall.

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The reports of their death are greatly exaggerated

The reports of their death are greatly exaggerated

The assumption that gets predictions every time is that every generation believes that the current, upcoming, youth generation will be more enlightened or more liberal or more progressive than the last.

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When I said I was slow rowing I wasn't joking

When I said I was slow rowing I wasn't joking

I did an hour yesterday while watching Spies in Disguise. And I did it slowly. When I talk about slow-rowing, I am not kidding.

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This is starting rowing every day for the rest of my life looks like

This is starting rowing every day for the rest of my life looks like

I don't want to jinx myself—though that's exactly what I am doing—but I feel like I have gotten past the hump and I have prioritized rowing every day, really slowly, but really daily. Yes, I know it's extremely slow, but I reckon it'll speed up this week or next.

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Progress not perfection for the Fall Team Challenge

Progress not perfection for the Fall Team Challenge

I have been on the sliding seat at least once every day since the Concept2 Fall Team Challenge that started on September 15 and continues until midnight, October 15.

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