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    I like clams, myself. Steamers, littlenecks,...

    I like clams, myself. Steamers, littlenecks, cherrystone. I particularly am fussy about fried clams--they have to be belly clams. Hard to find unless you're in New England, but they're the best!! ...
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    That's true... that's why so many TV shows and/or...

    That's true... that's why so many TV shows and/or casual acquaintances typically communicate: "I never would have guessed," or "He/she seemed so normal." There are many wolves in sheep's clothing.
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    +1. "There but for the grace of God go I."

    +1. "There but for the grace of God go I."
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    Sure, so they had this fantasy of "The American...

    Sure, so they had this fantasy of "The American Dream" in their head when they started their journey, and then the rude awakening was when they were torn from their children and their children were...
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    I agree. I love good satire. That's why I love...

    I agree. I love good satire. That's why I love political comedy.(SNL, Capitol Steps, Comedy Central).
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    My son and the environment

    I wanted to post this in Environment but maybe it's just a mother's bragging rights. My son (the high school drop-out) in his capacity as attorney for the Department of Clean Energy in my former...
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    Thanks for responding. I was thinking maybe I was...

    Thanks for responding. I was thinking maybe I was punch-drunk for even starting this thread. (I didn't even have one glass of free wine in the United Club). But I love to laugh, and some writers...
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    Tell me if it's funny.

    So, I'm waiting in the Denver airport for the time when I can board my red-eye, and just goofing around on the computer. On Facebook, becoming minimalist posted this meme:

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    I thought it was...
  9. Yeah, that's tough... nice of her to get you the...

    Yeah, that's tough... nice of her to get you the ticket, but inconsiderate in not checking with your availability before buying the tickets. I'd be a little annoyed, too.

    One afternoon when my...
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    The market research project that impacted me the...

    The market research project that impacted me the most was in-home interviews with HIV patients. They ranged in age from late teens to my age. It was heart-rending to hear each story. The older ones...
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    Wow, what a wonderful story. Thanks for sharing...

    Wow, what a wonderful story. Thanks for sharing it.
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    Then there's Peace Pilgrim who walked across the...

    Then there's Peace Pilgrim who walked across the country and back 3 times I think. Ironically, she died when someone offered her a lift to a speaking engagement she was going to be late for otherwise...
  13. UL's comment or my response?

    UL's comment or my response?
  14. Absolutely not. I just don't like the idea of Big...

    Absolutely not. I just don't like the idea of Big Brother or Big Other peering at me, or the collective "we," behind some lens like Ed Harris on the Truman Show.
  15. I am starting to get a little alarmed how...

    I am starting to get a little alarmed how difficult it is to be truly anonymous in this culture, or to be able resist being seen everywhere, having our browsing history up for grabs, and having our...
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    Steve, you and I have the same...

    Steve, you and I have the same allergy/sensitivity. After a round of research in San Francisco a few years back, I thought I'd have a dozen oysters and a glass of wine at the Embarcadero before...
  17. Hi, Cathy... I just looked. We just started...

    Hi, Cathy... I just looked. We just started unpacking and I had to find his prescriptions!! He was prescribed 300mg 3x a day. I think you're right, though, it's best to start low and work up. He...
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    An interesting question to me, since one of my...

    An interesting question to me, since one of my earliest aspirations was to be a nun, and to this day my most admired spiritual leaders or those of the ascetic kind...Buddha, St. Francis, Peace...
  19. My DH takes gabapentin daily for a little bit of...

    My DH takes gabapentin daily for a little bit of neuropathic pain he has in his legs.
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    My brother and SIL have lived in Minnesota for...

    My brother and SIL have lived in Minnesota for years (My SIL was raised in Wisconsin and they moved to Minnesota just on the other side of the St. Croix after they married. My brother actually has...
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    I've heard of similar "perception vs reality"...

    I've heard of similar "perception vs reality" stats--one comes to mind that was in the book Freakonomics. People worry about children dying of accidental gunshots, but in reality, more children die...
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    I agree.. not much to say except our hearts are...

    I agree.. not much to say except our hearts are with you.
  23. I've kept two birdhouses that my DD and her best...

    I've kept two birdhouses that my DD and her best friend painted when they were very young--probably about 10 or 11. I hated to throw them away because, well, they made them. (I can't throw away...
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    I agree. I love Midwesterners.

    I agree. I love Midwesterners.
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    I hate addiction. It's such a thief of kind...

    I hate addiction.

    It's such a thief of kind hearts.
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