Some nice lady paid for our breakfast

Elaine and I were having breakfast at the Old Timer’s Market in Ravenna, and a young woman paid for our meal. We had no idea until I got up to pay, and the manager said the previous customer, a twenty-something young woman, had already paid for it. The odds are that she will never see …

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The cowardice of the Lexington Urban-County Council.

From the Lexington Herald-Leader: In a surprise move, Lexington removes controversial Confederate statues By Morgan Eads, Karla Ward And Beth Musgrave | meads@herald-leader.com | October 17, 2017 6:46 PM The city of Lexington carried out a surprise removal of two controversial Confederate statues from the lawn of the former Fayette County courthouse Tuesday evening and …

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October Court Day! A celebration of, among other things, the Second Amendment

When I was growing up in Mt Sterling, Kentucky, there was a tradition called October Court Day. Court Day is the third Monday in October, and it was when the rural folk would bring all sorts of their produce and hand-made goods to town for sale or trade. Having been away from the Bluegrass State …

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But, but, but, Obysmalcare is working!

From Insider Louisville: Insurance premiums for Kentucky’s Affordable Care Act customers to rise By Boris Ladwig | September 6, 2017 | 5:13 pm The Kentucky Department of Insurance announced on Wednesday that it had approved a rate hike for Anthem of 41.2 percent and CareSource of 56 percent for Kentucky’s Affordable Care Act customers next …

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Schadenfreude! Salon can’t pay its bills I wonder if @AmandaMarcotte is getting paid?

From the New York Post: Salon struggling to pay its rent By Keith J. Kelly | August 3, 2017 | 10:0 PM Salon, the struggling digital publisher, is having trouble paying its rent. A landlord who late last year evicted Salon from its New York offices for nonpayment of $90,000 in back rent is now …

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Just in case y’all think I don’t do any work in my retirement!

Our farm house is a definite fixer-upper. We tore down the awful drywalled ceiling in the living room our first week here, and ordered new tongue-and-groove bead board from Meade’s Do-It Center. It took a couple of weeks for my order to arrive, and after that, I had to sand it, use a very light …

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