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SNL At Home Recap, Season 45 Episode 17: April 25, 2020

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The first Saturday Night Live at Home — which aired a couple of weeks ago, or maybe a few years ago, or possibly yesterday — illustrated the good and bad of shows created in quarantine. The Zoom sketches made clear the limitations of the app, and pre-recorded video couldn’t replicate the energy of a live show. That said, as the coronavirus hasn’t been providing a lot of laughs, that first At Home SNL was a stripped-down, heartfelt gesture of solidarity on the part of the producers, writers, and cast. This week, however, the crew had a better sense of the tools at their disposal and got creative. Broadcast TV isn’t like Instagram, Twitter, or TikTok — which are tailor-made for fits of low-fi, creative energy — and this week, SNL did its best to ramp up production and polish things.

As was the case with the first at-home edition, there

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Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – April 2020

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Welcome to Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day for April 2020.

Here in my USDA Hardiness Zone 6a garden in Central Indiana, spring has definitely arrived.

And so has a cold snap that could bring some frosty freezes back to the garden. It happens some years.

My biggest concern is the crabapple tree, a wonderful variety called ‘Guinevere’, which has just started to open its flowers. An ill-timed freeze could turn those blooms to brown.

Fortunately, I’m not trying to make a living off that crabapple tree the way orchardist are trying to make a living off of apple trees.

Elsewhere in the garden, the tulips are coming into a full bloom. I selected this  grouping, the Princely Tulip mixture from Van Engelen, because I wanted to be sure they were flowering on Easter.

I made a good choice as you can see from this picture I took on Easter morning just

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#Garden April 15 | coach4aday

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Coach4aday is a daily blog that began in 2014. The posts are mostly shared ideas to help people grow and learn. You can follow the blog with one of the like buttons found on top left of Coach4aday website.

In 2020 some Coach4aday posts will feature lessons learned by completing, planning, and experiencing 30 day challenges. The challenges include physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional.

Garden

When I retired in 2018 I decided I wanted to have a garden. Thanks to my friend Jeff Frederick tutorial three years ago I learned about a container garden. I started my 3rd year of being a gardener on Monday April 6th. I have tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers.

2020 container garden

I speculated that stay at home directives would be like retirement, people would get more interested in creating a GARDEN. Apparently I was correct.

garden

On Sunday April 5 CBS new show Sunday Morning aired a piece called

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