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I Walked Across A Very Frozen ‘Halfmoon Lake’ (N.H.) Today & It Was Pretty Cold At -12C (10F).

by Anura Guruge


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Today.


Last ‘Week’ (Jan. 8, 2020)


Our lake, ‘Halfmoon Lake‘ in Central New Hampshire, is frozen solid (bar a few spots where there is still some running water coming in, under the ice, from brooks).

Today, for the first time, I saw a motorized vehicle on the lake — a 4-wheeler. That is always good as far as I am concerned. If the ice can support the weight of a vehicle it should be able to handle my 146 lbs (66 Kg).

It was cold today. It was 8F (-13C) when I left the house. But, 8F was a few degrees above my 5F cut-off, plus I really needed to get a walk in. I had had two days off — one because it really was below 5F.

Despite what folks often think, I am not as stupid as I look & act. SMILE. There is method to my madness. At 66 I am NOT going to take too many chances with cold weather. Plus, we had some stuff to do this afternoon. So, I kept my walk short, i.e., less than 4 miles. I knew I would be doing some more walking later in the day and that I would be easily exceeding my 10K step goal (and I did by 4pm).

It was bracing. The sun was out. It was still. No wind. There was an ice fisherman. That was about it. He and I on the Lake — or on that side of the lake.

I was happy.


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I Am N.H. Senator Maggie Hassan’s ‘Top Fan’ On Facebook — And I Am Delighted.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE. This was as of today. SMILE.


The GREAT Senator is no stranger to I.

The pictures demonstrate that she, a wonderful person, makes me very happy!

And yes, WE campaigned for her.


Of course I follow and support her on Facebook. Why wouldn’t I?

I think she is the cat’s whiskers. IF only we could have a few more senators like her as opposed to the gutless, shameless, spineless men who are in the Senate.

I am very proud of both of OUR New Hampshire Senators. I do not know Jeanne Shaheen as much as I know Senator Hassan. I have only met Senator Shaheen once and that was a long time ago. But, her office has helped us numerous times. For that I will always be grateful.

I saw Senator Hassan, when she was our Governor, at work, at the State House, quite often. She always impressed I. She is an exemplary mother and a wonderful human being.

I am proud and delighted to be Senator Maggie Hassan’s TOP Facebook FAN. It is an honor and privilege.


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Very Communal, Zero-Privacy Men’s Toilet At The ‘Galley Hatch’ Restaurant In Hampton, N.H.

by Anura Guruge


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We went their for dinner on New Year’s Day 2020 — which also happened to be our 17th wedding anniversary. It was good. It had been recommended to us and they were right. Great place. Good food. Great atmosphere.

But, this men’s room was a HOWLER. I kid you not. I talked to the manager (a very nice gentleman) about it. It was to accommodate the handicap access laws. It has been like that for 18-years. Cracks me up. You would think an architect could have come up with some other configuration.

Mind boggles. Don’t think too much about it. SMILE.


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2020 Chinese New Year, Free Event At ‘Confucius Institute’, UNH (Durham, NH) — Terracotta Warriors & Qin Bamboo Slips.

by Anura Guruge


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Click here for the UNH events page listing.


4-minute BBC documentary if you are not familiar with this
Terracotta Warriors — the greatest archaeological discovery of the 20th century.


The 2020 iteration of the now yearly event being presented by my friends at the UNH ‘Confucius Institute‘.

This is their traditional, yearly celebration in late-January/early-February for the Chinese New Year – this being the “Year of the Rat“.

As ever it is a FREE event, open to the public. We have gone to these nearly every year. Without fail they are extremely good and a great bunch of people. Very friendly. Very hospitable.

This should be GOOD, very good. The UNH Confucius Institute specializes in EXCELLENCE. They never disappoint. That is part of their ethos and it is impressive.

Last year it was Chinese umbrella making. Check this blog for many posts on that outstanding event.

Qin dynasty bamboo slips.


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Kia Sinclair, Founder Of N.H. ‘Free The Female Nipple’ Comments On U.S. Supreme Court Indecision.

by Anura Guruge



Click image to read background,
if you are unfamiliar with the case.


Kia Sinclair’s comments (via ‘e-mail’) on January 13, 2020.

“I am disappointed as well. The good news is this is only the court declining to review our case, it isn’t a ruling on its merits. It sets no precedent. It’s rare for SCOTUS to grant cert. We have other legal avenues we can down. Currently there are several cases around the issue of female toplessness around the country, so the fight is far from over.”


Kia Sinclair’s original explanation of her
goals for this movement
from July 2015.

Click to access my July 2015 post.


There are quite a few posts on this blog about
Kia Sinclair and her
“Free the Female Nipple” N.H. movement.
Use this blog’s search function to locate them.


I got to know Kia Sinclair, a dynamic, eloquent, cerebral & committed, young lady in 2015 when she courageously started this movement. We collaborated quite a bit that Summer. That is how I got to know Kia. She is an impressive lady and I know she will prevail. Of that there can be no doubt or debate.

Check her out. She is a BIG name for the future.

 


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‘Autofinders’, Laconia, N.H. Now Sells The BEST Homemade Apple Pies In The Lakes Region — Cheap Too, At $6.90.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE. All the info to order an apple pie from Keith is there. Call: 603-527-0055.


It started off last year as a way of saying ‘Thank You’ for buying car from ‘Autofinders‘ — one of the best used car dealerships in the State. You bought a car and Keith would give you an apple pie.

The apple pies were so, so good that folks started calling or stopping by asking whether they could buy more! In the end, Keith, one hell of a salesman, decided ‘what the heck’ I will sell apple pies too. That is how they got into selling apple pies — and they are still outstanding. Good price too.

Only problem: limited quantity each day and when he is sold out, he is sold out. Keith will then try to sell you a car as compensation. That is really not that bad of a deal. Explains why I now own 6 cars!

Keith’s girlfriend makes these pies. She is gifted. When they started Keith only needed about a dozen a day. Yes, he would sell that many — i.e., cars (not pies) — in a day. She doesn’t want to go into mass production. Quality (and care) comes before quantity. Hence, the limited supply.

Very, very yummy. I am glad that I live 40-minutes away because I would be around every day buying an apple pie.

Check it out. You will THANK me (as ever). Call Keith at 603-527-0055.

Enjoy.


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by Anura Guruge

U.S. Supreme Court, Unfairly, SNUBS The New Hampshire ‘Free The Nipple’ (Kia Sinclair et. al.) Appeal.

by Anura Guruge


Click image to access the original “The Hill” coverage.


The February 8, 2019,
New Hampshire Supreme Court
Opinion on Kia Sinclair et. al.

Click to read my post from last year.


New Hampshire Supreme Court
ruling was gobbledygook.

Click to ENLARGE and read here. From the ‘Union Leader’ @ unionleader.com


This NH Supreme Court ruling upset me GREATLY.

The U.S. Supreme Court’s, extremely unfair & arbitrary snub, has me seeing red.

This is wrong very wrong.

We should not have this discrimination — especially not enforced, unilaterally, by a city.

Not sure what happens now. I guess the lower court, i.e., N.H. Supreme Court, ruling prevails. That is just NOT right.

I am sure Kia et. al. are looking at other legal options.

Maybe the new mayor, the Admirable Andrew Hosmer might look into this. He is a lawyer and has a calm, level head.

I was a big supporter of Kia Sinclair when she started ‘Free The Nipple‘. Then we found out that there were NO State Laws in NH that forbid the display of nipples. I thought, obviously incorrectly, ‘CASE CLOSED’. Kia Sinclair was right. I was wrong. Case was not closed. We have to continue to fight.

And I am back on the case. This has to end. As the photo below clearly shows I try to go topless most days during the NH Summer. I consider it a right. If I can go topless then Kia Sinclair should also be allowed to go topless.

This is so inane. So, New Hampshire.

August 23, 2015 — Hampton Beach, NH.



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