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Life Lessons from the Tattoo Shop

Spring is off to a cool start.  The radishes and turnips have sprouted but the sprouts are not growing because of the temperature.  Broccoli, cabbage, spinach and onions are patiently waiting under my basement grow light to be transplanted to the garden.  The bees are getting brief tastes of spring, but the persistent cool temperatures are keeping them in the hives.  What is a gardening beekeeper to do in times like these?  Of course, the obvious answer is to go and get a tattoo.

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10 Things To Do Before You Turn 50

I have a habit of randomly entering bizarre questions into Google to see what results appear.  I have Googled questions such as “What is the meaning of life?” and “When will the world end?” just to see if the internet can provide any fresh insights.  Many of my friends are turning 50, and I am not far behind them.  This proximity to the milestone birthday caused me to Google, “What should you do before you turn 50?”  The results were less than satisfying.  Jumping out of an airplane, traveling around the world, and learning to speak a foreign language were some of the items that made the lists.  I’m not intrinsically opposed to those activities, but I don’t think they are accessible to all people.  Can you imagine how many people would be dropping from the sky if everyone had to go skydiving at least once before they turned 50? 

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