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Effectiveness of household materials at capturing virus-sized particles

Cambridge scientists tested 0.02 micron Bacteriophage MS2 particles (5 times smaller than the coronavirus) and compared homemade masks made of different materials to surgical masks. Surgical mask blocks 89% Vacuum cleaning bag 85%Dish Towel 73% T shirt 70%...

A hui ho – Until we meet again – Jim (Jimmer) Reddekopp

Jim (Jimmer) Reddekopp, a dear friend of my wife, passed away recently. Jimmer and his family owned and operated the Hawaiian Vanilla Co. farm/restaurant in Hawaii. Our family visited once, and it was one of the most memorable vacation experiences I've ever had--and a...

If you could erase all the mistakes of your past…

If you could erase all the mistakes of your past... you would also erase all the wisdom of your present. Remember the lesson, not the disappointment.  

Invictus ~ William Ernest Henley,

I don't recall ever being so struck to the core by a poem... Invictus ~ William Ernest Henley Out of the night that covers me, Black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not...

I lost my virginity in a hammock

That didn’t come out right. “I’m no longer a hammock virgin—I slept my first night in a hammock.” That’s better. My first hammock experience was not in the “piney…

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