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Miscellaneous Rambling

The farming crunch is on. Seedlings are going into the ground faster than cocktails into a Kennedy's gut. Two dozen flower seedlings yesterday; a dozen more today, plus six tomato seedlings. More go in tomorrow. I would've put more in today, but it was just too cold and windy.

And those two black cherry tomato seedlings that I forgot to harden off first? One is kaput: leaves are gone, just a stem. The other, though, is hanging tough. It looks a little worn, but for the most part, it looks pretty good.


The feel-good story of the week: Billionaire commencement speaker to pay off student loans of entire class. The article is worth reading; the short video worth watching.

I'm curious how they'll have to structure it to make it tax-deductible. Donations to individuals are not tax-deductible, no matter how motivated by philanthropic purpose. It has to be structured some other way. I have little doubt that the billionaire chose his words carefully ("my family is making a grant to pay off your student loans") and has his tax ducks in a row.