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    Yes, I think that social media has definitely...

    Yes, I think that social media has definitely sped things along, but that doesn't make them less homegrown. I'm thinking of Extinction Rebellion which had local roots and spread globally quickly...
  2. I had very similar experiences with our young...

    I had very similar experiences with our young family, and it's not easy. I have to say that I had a safety net--my MIL, who sometimes filled those terrifying gaps with no judgement although she...
  3. In Vermont, I would guess that many people have...

    In Vermont, I would guess that many people have more than one job, and could have 3 jobs. It's hard to make a living up here. Every time I've hired someone to fix a tire, or deliver wood, they wind...
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    Yeah, it mirrors the Green New Deal in a way,...

    Yeah, it mirrors the Green New Deal in a way, right? That also has everything but "free ice cream for everyone" in it. I'm not sure it's wise to be so all over the place.
  5. Thread: Beets

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    I think beets are fairly easy to make--but they...

    I think beets are fairly easy to make--but they are messy! I typically just like them boiled. When you roast them, do they still make a mess?
  6. Thread: Applesauce

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    I had to google Foley Mill. I think I'll try my...

    I had to google Foley Mill. I think I'll try my first batch without one and see if it would be a gadget I can't live without in the future.

    I just climbed up the extension ladder, stood on the...
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    These kids are high school kids, not babies, and...

    These kids are high school kids, not babies, and they have a real-life young heroine--Greta Thunberg. Is their protesting any different from the protests Baby Boomers were involved in in the 60s?
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  8. #1: My family (kids, grandkids and husband) #2:...

    #1: My family (kids, grandkids and husband)
    #2: Curiosity about the world
    #3: Finding beauty in the present moment
  9. Agreed. I had a lot of moments like that when I...

    Agreed. I had a lot of moments like that when I decided to be vegetarian (I'm "flexitarian" now). Such as:

    Our ego and cultural practice often determines who gets to live or die, not necessarily...
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    I had kids I couldn't afford and raised them on...

    I had kids I couldn't afford and raised them on Kraft Mac and cheese and Little Debbie snack cakes and they seem to have done just fine. Being able to feed your family organic, unprocessed food all...
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    Wow. Anecdotes shouldn't be the basis for...

    Wow. Anecdotes shouldn't be the basis for conclusions, but that's still a great anecdote. I didn't know he was so well-educated, but on top of that, so humble and compassionate. What a refreshing...
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    On the subject of SSRIs and suicide, I have to...

    On the subject of SSRIs and suicide, I have to say that many of us who knew the college professor I spoke of in an earlier post suspect that initiation of a few medications including SSRIs shortly...
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    Pollan opened my eyes to the horrific situation...

    Pollan opened my eyes to the horrific situation with CAFOs and other manufacturing processes used to treat animals like Model T's on a production line. He also opened my eyes to the ubiquity of high...
  14. I downsized big time but managed to bring Laddie...

    I downsized big time but managed to bring Laddie and Nessie with me. Eventually they'll wind up in the garden or the lake, but I'm not ready yet.

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    When I was 16 (in 1968) I wrote a truly horrible...

    When I was 16 (in 1968) I wrote a truly horrible short story about a person who loved a man who killed himself during a bad LSD trip. I've come a long way since then. I've never dropped acid, or...
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    That's right... I know dairy farmers are having a...

    That's right... I know dairy farmers are having a tough time now. I live in an area where there are quite a few dairy farmers.

    I always become sad when people commit suicide because of money...
  17. Thread: Applesauce

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    Applesauce

    So, our house came with a few fruit trees--two apple, one pear, and one montmorency cherry tree.

    Our apples are plentiful, as are our pears.

    I want to start making applesauce and canning it....
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    Neither do I.

    Neither do I.
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    My son just bought his camper, and he's psyched...

    My son just bought his camper, and he's psyched about it.. $1500, hand-built tear-drop. Very unique, small and just what he needs. He is SO psyched about it. And it will fit nicely and blend in in...
  20. Thread: Love

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    Great description of the life stages of love,...

    Great description of the life stages of love, Steve.

    I agree with how priorities in a relationship shift. Biologically, we are hard-wired to be attracted to people who can produce our progeny, and...
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    Jacob Lund Fisker, who wrote Early Retirement...

    Jacob Lund Fisker, who wrote Early Retirement Extreme, always pushes back at criticisms that he retired early but still works from time to time. He said, the idea of early retirement isn't the...
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    Exactly... and alcohol is completely legal,...

    Exactly... and alcohol is completely legal, whereas people are thrown in jail for minor infractions with regard to marijuana possession. My DH has medical reasons for getting prescribed cannabis, but...
  23. Thread: Love

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    It's a slightly different kind of love--like a...

    It's a slightly different kind of love--like a patina on a fine piece of furniture.
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    haha! True. But ANM, the intensity of love can...

    haha! True. But ANM, the intensity of love can be felt full throttle at any age.
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    Yeah, virtue signaling is odious when used by...

    Yeah, virtue signaling is odious when used by secularists, but imperative when used by the religious. Secular "virtue signaling" is looked down upon by the same people who kill doctors who perform...
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