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How to wash wool. It's really easy. 

1) buy Eucalan. The 17oz bottle ($13 or so) will last for years.

2) using a machine? Choose the lowest temperature and spin cycle. No spin cycle works too.

3) your washer sucks? Buy a Lowes bucket for $5, fill with cold water, soak the garment for an hour, squeeze excess out (no rinsing needed with Eucalan) then roll up into a towel to catch any remaining excess.

4) Dry flat. IKEA drying racks are great for this.

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"You don’t have to have your own light. You can reflect someone else’s. That’s what I’m doing, here, and elsewhere: I’m trying to find the light and reflect it. I’m trying to be a reflector, not Human Vantablack." - Austin Kleon

austinkleon.com/2018/10/08/be-

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And I'm floating in a most purrculiar way...and the stars look very different today

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Saw an ad for breathable underwear. I don’t want my underwear to breath. That means it’s alive, and what I’m making it do is weird

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Reportedly, in Tokyo, local gangs have started using drones to transport drugs across the city.

In response, the police are using net-carrying drones to try to capture these packets mid-air.

The gangs are counter-attacking with their own net-drones to try and drop police drones.

In a statement with the Tokyo police, they say they "Haven't had this much fun in years"

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This holiday break has proven that 6.5 years old is still not the age where I can set up and write without distraction for multiple hours! It was a good day, nonetheless.

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Set aside time for a hobby. Gardening, drone building, knitting, do something for the pure pleasure of it.

Mortality, safety, fire 

The thing about having a south facing bedroom on the edge of a hill, near a fire station in, a valley is that when I'm up late reading, I know exactly when someone is suffering a terrible moment in their life. Tonight: a house fire, near the lake. I hope everyone is out safely.

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Happy Thursday! The end of the week is in sight. If things are hard for you this morning, I hope they get easier. If things are good for you this morning, that's great! I hope they stay that way.

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I should add that the trees in this picture are cottonwoods. But we don't own those. No one owns the cottonwoods.

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Today is the day after the windstorm. One panel of our fence collapsed under the strain, but none of our trees (pear, birch, ash, maple, cherry) followed suit. It's cold, and grey, but not unduly so. I have a headache. I'm drinking coffee.

OK, the local timeline makes me feel old and also high. I hope you kids are OK out there. I hope you're taking your multivitamins.

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