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Re-viewing America

On Election Eve, I’m taking a break from the anger and the stress. I’m looking back on a project I once participated in that gave me hope about America: the Art of the State book series.   You can read my essay on Medium. And if you haven’t yet voted, please vote. [Author: Nancy Friedman]
Tags: Art, Books, Politics, America, History, Linguistics, Nancy Friedman


Is there really no local backup of Notes?

First please excuse me if this subject has been dealt with earlier, but I can't find it. I am an owner of a new Boox Note Air. While I think it is a really neat device, I don't particularly want to make all of my notes and scribbles available to the Onyx people. I would however like to have a way to back them up. I know that I can save them as PDF's, but I would like to save in a format that I could load back into the Note editor. However, so far, I can't even find where the native (non-PDF) ...
Tags: Books, Onyx Boox, Onyx, Boox Note Air While


7 Reasons to Go Country: What Do Cowboy Boots Say About a Man (or Woman)?

According to recent findings, the American cowboy boot is making a comeback in 2020 like never before in the 21st century. Both men and women are finding new and innovative ways to incorporate this staple of Southwestern culture into their modern apparel, even those who have never … The post 7 Reasons to Go Country: What Do Cowboy Boots Say About a Man (or Woman)? appeared first on Pop Culture Tees.
Tags: T-shirts, Fashion Trends


The 7 Best Haircuts for Receding a Hairline

When we craft a style for ourselves, we use all sorts of details, from clothing to our hair to make something that represents us. Hairstyles are a huge part of this but a receding hairline can put a big damper on our hairstyle choice.  Whether it is genetics, … The post The 7 Best Haircuts for Receding a Hairline appeared first on Pop Culture Tees.
Tags: T-shirts, Fashion Trends


This Is How You Can Dress Like a Country Girl

Even though major fashion brands might be designing waist-up only looks (for video calls), some timeless classics will never go out of style.  The country girl look has outlasted decades of trends and will likely continue for decades to come.  That’s because, unlike trends, the country girl aesthetic … The post This Is How You Can Dress Like a Country Girl appeared first on Pop Culture Tees.
Tags: T-shirts, Fashion Trends


A Chair for the Stars

Nuans’ Stellar might emanate from the stars—such is the engineering of this sleek and streamlined ultra versatile chair. Stellar is rife with aerodynamic associations: “strong lines shared with modern fighter planes and military decorations… star-like, triangular volumes on the rear and bottom parts.” The chair is indeed impeccably designed. The clean and ultra-modern lines of the legs are juxtaposed with the rounded and welcoming features of the seat and back, for an appealin...
Tags: Books, Furniture, Seating, Stellar, Indoor/outdoor Chair, Upholstered Chair, Monoblock Chair, Stellar Chair, Polypropylene Chair, Nuans


TFB Review: Franklin Armory BFSIII M4 Rifle

Many of you are somewhat familiar with the Franklin Armory Binary Trigger. It is a clever use of predetermined determinations of what constitutes a “semi-auto” trigger. For those not familiar with a Binary Trigger, it simply allows the shooter to fire a projectile on the pull and release of the trigger. ATF has determined long […] Read More … The post TFB Review: Franklin Armory BFSIII M4 Rifle appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Reviews, Guns, ATF, Ar-15, Rifles, Franklin Armory, Binary trigger, BFSIII, AR Patterned, BFSIII M4


Mark Kelly & Gabby Giffords’ Gun-Control ORG Behind Virginia’s Red Flag Laws

Mark Kelly & Gabby Giffords' Gun-Control ORG Behind Virginia's Red Flag Laws Virginia – -(AmmoLand.com)- Let’s talk red flag laws, or Extreme Risk Protection Orders. These laws have been passed by nineteen states. On paper (much like communism) they seem like good ideas. But they are an abuse of power waiting to happen. In Colorado, the first red flag warrant was filed falsely by a woman whose son was killed by an officer in a justified shooting. In Maryland, twice now, Red Flag gun confisct...
Tags: Maryland, Guns, Colorado, Senate, Virginia, United States, Arizona, US Army, Gabby Giffords, Mark Kelly, Giffords, Ralph Northam, Gun Rights News, Gary Willis, Giffords Law Center, Red Flag Laws


*SUPER SLEUTH* Vocabulary/Grammar Word Game

Age: 8+  Players: 2-4 Playing Time: 20 minutes Category: Words/Vocabulary/Card Gameschool Area: Language Arts Price: $20 Publisher: Educational Insights Finding a fun way to teach anything language arts is the way to go. Intentionally learning new vocabulary can be…dry…boring…but games make it fun! We love Super Sleuth to learn about different kinds of words: Synonyms, […]
Tags: Crafts, Uncategorized


How do you decide when to try a new author? When to keep going if in doubt? When to g

I am afraid of missing more authors I'd enjoy. I am tired of wasting time on authors I don't enjoy, and/or don't learn from, depending on the genre. I have a really hard time judging books by their samples, or sometimes their whole 1st halves. On one hand, I bought Elizabeth Moon's *Sheepfarmer's Daughter* by mistake. I was partway into it, let it sit for several months, and then returned and enjoyed it. On the other, I bought Jennifer Pelland's *Machine* because I'm sick of chronic illness,...
Tags: Books, General Discussions, Celia, Elizabeth Moon, Jennifer Pelland


How to convert multiple epub chapters into a single azw3 book

First, my apologies if this is an oft-asked question. If it is, a link would be MUCH appreciated. A book has been posted online for free reading. It is called You Are Here, available on pubpub.org They allow each separate chapter to be downloaded in a variety of formats, including docx, html, and epub. I want to take the several chapters (with quite unhelpful file names!) and turn them into a single book. As a last resort I know I can download the DOCX files, just add them together and the...
Tags: Books, Conversion, DOCX


Hallmark Publishing Presents “Christmas in Evergreen: Tidings of Joy” out Nov. 3rd!

Looking to take your holiday reading game up a notch this year? Check out the fun and festive titles just released by Hallmark Publishing, including “Christmas in Evergreen: Tidings of Joy” which comes out November 3rd! (Plus a delicious recipe featured in the book below!) Perfect gift for the Hallmark lover you know! Thank you Hallmark Publishing for sponsoring this post! Be sure and check out the giveaway below! This post may contain affiliate links which means we receive a small...
Tags: Sponsored, Books, Cook, Parenting, Virginia, US, Evergreen, North Carolina, Nancy, Hallmark Channel, Joy, Ben, Katie, Evergreen Vermont, Evergreen Katie, Barbara 's County Inn


Commercial notice boards and price tags as ereaders

The tiny screens used for price tags are really cheap. We can control them with NFC, Bluetooth and WiFi. It would probably be unwieldy to use one as an ereader, turning each page via a phone. But maybe that could be fixed? The screens run in a multitude of sizes. Perhaps constantly pushing page updates via phone volume keys could be a way to get past the price bloat in the ereader market?
Tags: Books, NFC Bluetooth, Alternative Devices


The Rimfire Report: A Henry AR-7 Cautionary Review

Hello and welcome back to another edition of The Rimfire Report! In this weekly series, we cover the various firearms, topics, and history of the rimfire firearm world. This week we’ll be reviewing a highly requested rimfire survival rifle – the Henry AR-7. This handy little rifle is a unique design that has its roots within […] Read More … The post The Rimfire Report: A Henry AR-7 Cautionary Review appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Editorial, Rifles, Rimfire, Henry Repeating Arms, Semi-Auto, Henry AR, Ar-7, The Rimfire Report, Cautionary Review


POTD: AKs & PKs in Russian Ryazan Airborne Force School

Today we have a variety of images from the Russian Ministry of Defense, with a lot of AKs, SVD sniper rifles and PK machine guns. They call it a “photo report” from the special tactical training with cadets of the Ryazan Guards Higher Airborne Command School. Below: Iron sights only for these cadets. Russian Dragunov […] Read More … The post POTD: AKs & PKs in Russian Ryazan Airborne Force School appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Russia, Defense, Kalashnikov, Ministry of Defense, PKs, PKM, Photo of the Day, Dragunov SVD, Ryazan Airborne Force School, Ryazan Guards Higher Airborne Command School


Kill Kat – Dirty Rotten Apples

Andrew Bell - via his Dead Zebra Inc. label - has released the new Kill Kat colorway - Kill Kat - Dirty Rotten Apples . The 6-inch tall vinyl figure was dropped for Halloween. It's limited to a run of 400 pieces, which you can currently pick up from Dead Zebra for $45.00.
Tags: Toys, Miscellaneous, KAT, Andrew Bell, Dead Zebra Inc


"all results" search results no longer working?

If I search for a word in a book it brings up a list of all results in the book like it always has. However, if I go to one of the results, then tap on "all results" so can look at the results list again, it's blank. I think this started happening after the last firmware update. Is this happening on anyone else's Kobo? FWIW my reader is unmodified and these are library books I obtained by syncing the Kobo.
Tags: Books, Kobo Reader


CounterIrritant

Perfume PosseCounterIrritant Way back in the Jurassic Era, when Fiorinal (which nauseated me) was the only prescription out there for migraines & cluster headaches, I was sent to a Chinese acupuncturist.  It worked – but it hurt (a very little bit –… Continue Reading → Perfume PosseCounterIrritant
Tags: Gardening, Beauty, Winner, Giveaway, Gin Fizz, Grace Kelly, Lubin, Perfume Reviews, Arielle Shoshana, Surrendertochance.com, The Girl, Amouage Dia, Amouage Jubilation 25, Chanel No5


Threezero x Game of Thrones – 1/6 Arya Stark (Season 8)

Threezero is currently taking pre-order for their latest 1/6th scale figure based on the Game of Thrones license. The 1/6 Arya Stark (Season 8) features an authentic likeness to Maisie Williams as her character appeared in the Final Season of the hit HBO television series Game of Thrones. The 10-inch tall fully-articulated figure can currently be pre-ordered for $179.00. The 1/6 Arya Stark (Season 8) features the following: Realistic head sculpt with rooted synthetic hair Faux-fur asymme...
Tags: Toys, Hbo, Maisie Williams, Threezero


Daniel Defense Mk18 Stripped SOCOM Upper Receiver W/ Handguard $859.99 FREE S&H

Check out our Daily Gun Deals page for more savings! Protect your investment in guns & ammo with SecureIt! Daniel Defense MK18 Stripped SOCOM Upper Receiver USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Brownells has a coupon code for the month of November that gets you $40.00 off orders over $500.00 like the exclusive to Brownells Daniel Defense Mk18 Stripped Socom Upper Receiver with Handguard for just $859.99. Brownells Edge Members get FREE Shipping on all their orders. Compare prices on similar items online...
Tags: Usa, Guns, Nato, CNC, Daniel Defense, SOCOM, Brownells, Firearm News, Handguard, Ammoland com Brownells, Daily Gun Deals, AmmoLand INC, Socom Upper Receiver, SecureIt Daniel Defense, Brownells Daniel Defense, Daniel Defense Daniel Defense


Line spacing options?

Will the viewer ever have/be able to have the option to change line spacing? I switched from flowed to paged to see if line spacing options appeared, but it did not. I would love to be able to read at about 1.15 - 1.25 line spacing, without having to edit each book. If this feature is on the roadmap at all, that would make my day :)
Tags: Books, Viewer


Help with creating a CSS for Tufte

I really like the style of Tufte CSS and I would appreciate help with what code to put into Calibre's style window. Here is the example: https://edwardtufte.github.io/tufte-css/
Tags: Books, Library Management, Tufte, Tufte CSS


*SKUNK IN THE CAMPGROUND* Set Collection Card Game

We love being outside and visiting National Parks and were so thrilled to see some of our favorite Jr. Rangerland card games at the Visitor’s Centers of 2 recently visited National Parks! Jr. Rangerland has a wide selection of nature and National Park themed games for kids of all ages. (My favorite online place to […]
Tags: Crafts, Games, Science, History, National Parks, Geography, National Park, Homeschool, Gameschooling, National Parks Jr Rangerland


Loading Up In Anticipation of Election Day

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Tags: Politics, Guns, Kevin


At Home, on the Street, in the Car – More Self Defense Gun Stories

Firearms instructor Andee Reardon U.S.A. – -(AmmoLand.com)- You didn't see this news covered by the mainstream media, but again this week, responsible gun owners defended themselves and the people they love. Self-defense instructor Andee Reardon joins the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast to look at four new examples. Were these gun owners lucky, or were they well trained? (15-minute audio) document.createElement('audio'); http://traffic.libsyn.com/dgustories/sdgs211.mp3 First story- Are...
Tags: Instagram, Guns, Philadelphia, Nra, Ammoland, Shooting Media News, Rob Morse, Self Defense Gun Stories, Polite Society Podcast Rob, Andee Reardon, Rob Morse Rob Morse


DESIGNERCON 2020 (via Popshop Live)

DesignerCon 2020 will broadcast and sell to thousands of attendees on Popshop Live, a groundbreaking platform at the forefront of streaming commerce. This year, the expo celebrates the 35th anniversary of Back to the Future, and will be honoring the iconic films with a fan art show, curated by Carmen “Jane Dope” Acosta. Additionally DKE Toys is curating 30+ artists in a line of limited-edition hand-made Back To The Future action figures. The tribute exhibition will be held at Art Share LA, a no...
Tags: Toys, Shows, Carmen, DTLA


These Close Races Will Decide The Senate, and The Future Of Our Rights

These Close Races Will Decide The Senate, and The Future Of Our Rights United States of America  – -(AmmoLand.com)- Control of the Senate is a huge deal. With control of the Senate, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has done an amazing job of confirming judges in the appellate courts who would uphold our Second Amendment rights – as well as the First Amendment rights that are so essential to protecting the Second Amendment. A number of key Senate races could very well determine who will ...
Tags: Minnesota, Mississippi, Guns, Supreme Court, Congress, Colorado, Senate, Georgia, Reagan, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, United States, New Hampshire, Maine, House Of Representatives, Mitch McConnell


DX(G) Just bought a used Kindle dxg and needs to know how to improve best reading experienc

Hi, I just bought a used Kindle dxg and the version is 2.5.8 (serial B009). The initial issue is my mobi book is only showing in 2/3 of the screen, I cannot find way to make it full screen. I would like to know if I should update it to firmware to 3.4.2, or install KOreader or Duokan, hoping one of them would enhance the performance and reading experience with the DXG. My main objective is reading manga and graphic books. Thanks in advance!!!! :help:
Tags: Books, Kindle Developer's Corner


At Home, on the Street, and as You Drive – More Self Defense Gun Storie

Firearms instructor Andee Reardon U.S.A. – -(AmmoLand.com)- You didn't see this news covered by the mainstream media, but again this week, responsible gun owners defended themselves and the people they love. Self-defense instructor Andee Reardon joins the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast to look at four new examples. Were these gun owners lucky, or were they well trained? (15-minute audio) document.createElement('audio'); http://traffic.libsyn.com/dgustories/sdgs211.mp3 First story- Are...
Tags: Instagram, Guns, Philadelphia, Nra, Ammoland, Shooting Media News, Rob Morse, Self Defense Gun Stories, Polite Society Podcast Rob, Andee Reardon, Rob Morse Rob Morse


NSSF President Bartozzi Extends Welcome to New Gun Owners ~VIDEO

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- NEWTOWN, Conn.—With firearm sales continuing to surge across the country, NSSF President and CEO Joe Bartozzi welcomes millions of first-time gun buyers to the community of firearm owners in a new video and offers tips on how to safely enjoy the shooting sports. In “Welcome to the Community of Gun Owners,” Bartozzi says those new to the world of ownership will find this community to be friendly and supportive, and that training and education should be high on the list ...
Tags: Guns, Newtown Conn, NSSF, Shooting Industry News, National Shooting Sports Foundation NSSF, Bartozzi, Joe Bartozzi, ProjectChildSafe



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