Author Archives: Penelope Gordon

Bay Area Gardening

By | July 28, 2020

Tweet Master Gardeners of Alameda County Asian Vegetables Mizuna Mustard Komatsuna (Spinach Mustard) Loose Leaf Chinese Cabbage var. Beka Santoh Thai Red Stem Basil Lemongrass

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Videos at Home

By | July 24, 2020

Tweet Streaming Services Kanopy YouTube Disney+ – Hamilton, Frozen II National Geographic story behind Hamilton the person D23 on Hamilton the musical Netflix, Vimeo HMC Online (Harvey Mudd College) CMC Online (Claremont McKenna College) Race Last Black Man in San Francisco Dirty Gertie – Kanopy A Question of Color I Am Not Your Negro Racialized […]

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The Old Country

By | July 18, 2020

Tweet The Dnieper–Bug Canal flows east from Brest in southwestern Belarus, just over the border from Poland and less than 50 km north of Ukraine, through Kobryn, to The Pina (river). In Pinsk, The Pina runs into the Prypiat (river). The Prypiat starts at the northwestern corner of Ukraine, crosses north over the border into […]

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Name Notes

By | July 18, 2020

Tweet Jewish Names ben Reb – title of respect, as in ‘Reb Yeshea ben Simca Pinkhaus’. Ida Molly Goldsholl Surname There are many variations of ‘Goldsholl’. Goldshol Goldsholl Goldsholle Goldshur

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Genealogy Tools

By | July 15, 2020

Tweet Jewish Genealogy Yad Vashem – Records of victims of the Shoah (WWII Holocaust). See ‘Hall of Names’ and search on a surname such as ‘Goldshol’. JewishGen Communities and JewishGen Gazetteer – powered by It’s easier to use an external search engine for an initial hit (ex. ‘prypiat’) and then follow the related links […]

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Cocoa Care 2020

By | July 1, 2020

Tweet 2020 June – A course of Marbofloxacin (1/2 tablet per day for six days) appears to have stopped the sneezing fits.

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By | June 18, 2020

Tweet From Holistic Vet Care: Books to Read – “Freedom Is a Constant Struggle” by Angela Davis – “The New Jim Crow” by Michelle Alexander – “Born a Crime” by Trevor Noah – “British Museum” by Daljit Nagra – “Beloved” by Toni Morrison – “Noname in the Streets” by James Baldwin – “I Know Why the […]

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Emergency Preparation

By | April 25, 2020

Tweet Pet Emergency Forms, courtesy of FAAS: wallet card, pet care instructions, owner consent form, pet disaster kit checklist. Fire safety: Petplan, American Red Cross, pet rescue notice. Disaster preparedness: PetCareRx. Estate planning – wills and trusts: Nolo Press, PetMD, Forbes. Pet insurance: Consumer Reports review, Consumer Reports video. Microchip Helpful infographics.

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SoCal Travel

By | January 8, 2020

Tweet The J. Paul Getty Museum has two locations: Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr, Los Angeles; and Getty Villa, 17985 Pacific Coast Hwy, Pacific Palisades. The Huntington, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino (near Pasadena); library, art collections, and botanical gardens.

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By | February 9, 2018

Tweet Cats suffer from Type II diabetes but not Type I.  A small percentage develop insulin resistance.  Rapid weight loss, increased thirst and urination, dehydration, dizziness, vomiting, and staggering are all symptoms which may be associated with diabetes.  A blood test at the vet’s will determine if diabetes is the cause or if further testing […]

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