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Visit New England! 7 Day / 8 Night New England Trip Based out of Church Landing at Mill Falls Resort in Meredith, NH

This is an update of the Visit New Hampshire post, which has led ~50+ to come through since we moved to NH. Possible Itineraries Boston 2 nights => Meredith 4 nights => Portland 2 nights: 6 hours driving \ Detailed … Continue reading

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Supply Chain and Manufacturing in the News: May 2022 – Baby Formula, Food Supply Chains, Chinese Lockdowns, and American Semiconductor Production

Baby Formula Shortage Could Persist Until July: FDA Commissioner (ZeroHedge) May 27, 2022 Abbott said the plant is due to resume production on June 4, but previously noted it would take six to eight weeks for the products to arrive … Continue reading

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Supply Chain & Manufacturing Stories in the News: March – April 2022

In nearly 25 years of working in manufacturing with global supply chains, the business and financial coverage of the industry feels like it has really grown. Here are some articles that had good detail and insight: Can the World Feed … Continue reading

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Kurt Vonnegut’s The Sirens of Titan: Page by Page, Chapter by Chapter Summary and Review – The Very First Billionaire Space Race

An alien, Salo, stranded in Earth’s solar system manipulates humanity over eons to produce and deliver a much needed spare part. We learn of the plot through the eyes of Malachi Constant / Unk, who appears to be manipulated by Winston Niles Rumfoord, who himself is manipulated by Salo, who is a machine that lacks free will. Continue reading

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Peloton’s 20 Minute Beginner Core Classes Helped Alleviate Hip Pain and Improved Mobility

Right now Peloton has 655 core classes, with nearly 8,000 minutes of content. Start with the 20 minute ‘beginner’ core classes, and then get in the habit of doing a 5 minute ab class per day. Continue reading

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Kurt Vonnegut, The Sirens of Titan: Page by Page, Chapter by Chapter Review: Epilogue: Reunion with Stony

eatrice dies on Titan at age 74, Constant buries her and Chrono mourns her loss with a flock of Titanic bluebirds. Salo surprises Constant, who thought his repairs had not worked. Salo offers to take Chrono and Unk to Earth, Unk accepts. Unk is dropped off at a bus station in Indiana, where he dies. In Unk’s final visions – induced by Salo’s hypnosis – Stony Stephenson appears in a starship to reunite Unk with Beatrice in paradise. Continue reading

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Supply Chain in the News: January 19, 2022

Today’s US supply chain issues result from the combination of; (1) outsourcing of US manufacturing to lower cost parts of the world which then require shipping, and (2) the impact of different global strategies around the pandemic. Continue reading

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The Easiest Way to hit Inbox Zero for Peloton Ab Classes

The easiest way to hit ‘Inbox Zero‘ for the Peloton ab classes is to start by knocking out the ‘Beginner’ level courses at the 20 minute classes. These are great because they introduce all of the movements and show scaling … Continue reading

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Kurt Vonnegut, The Sirens of Titan: Page by Page, Chapter by Chapter Review: Chapter 12 – The Gentleman from Tralfamadore

carries the needed part in the form of his good luck piece. Humanity’s history was secretly guided to deliver the spare part, Salo is worried that WNR will find this out and be upset. WNR dies before Salo is able to divulge the secret message he is to carry for another 17 million years, his death drives Salo mad and he destroys himself. Continue reading

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Omicron Sore Throat Pain: Gone with Common First Aid Kit Inhaler

A standard AZ Symbicort inhaler that many have in their home first aid kit provides fast, immediate, and so far long lasting relief of the pain of omicron sore throat. Continue reading

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