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    I bet a lot of the Central American refugees were...

    I bet a lot of the Central American refugees were sold a pack of lies about how many opportunities there would be in the US by the coyotes who led them across miles and charged them for the trip. I...
  2. Thread: Thinning hair

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    Makes me remember those wig things called falls...

    Makes me remember those wig things called falls we used to wear in high school. I got the thick Irish hair gene but I would bet that certain drugs/treatments might hasten hair loss.
  3. Ooohhh...check out University of Texas...

    Ooohhh...check out University of Texas Austin...they love to raise money. And they have lots of it. Lots of pretty women too.
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    Haven't seen any lately to rave about but I can't...

    Haven't seen any lately to rave about but I can't listen to Elton John without getting misty-eyed. He was one of my little brother's fave. Coincidentally, my brother died of AIDS in 1991 at the age...
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    Gardeners around here swear by Yum Yum plant...

    Gardeners around here swear by Yum Yum plant food. Not sure of the organic status. My mother used to bury banana peels next to tomatoes (potassium?).
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    I haven't yet read either of the books mentioned...

    I haven't yet read either of the books mentioned but often wish it weren't so easy to make babies. I just read today that a great deal of current mental illness is caused by traumatic events (or...
  7. Thread: 2019 Gardens

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    Irises just now popping out here in Colorado....

    Irises just now popping out here in Colorado. Very strange weather with 8 inches of snow a week ago and very cool wet temps for June. My raised bed veggies just recently popped up and darn if I am...
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    I can only imagine the pain of losing a child. To...

    I can only imagine the pain of losing a child. To get through it must take great strength. I completely get the homesickness. The novelty of the new place wears off and home beckons. I think you...
  9. Thread: Job interview

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    When I worked for a university, I used sick days...

    When I worked for a university, I used sick days whenever I could. Vacation days accrued into a retirement fund that went with me when I retired. Sick days did not.
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    I mostly buy thrift store clothing with quality...

    I mostly buy thrift store clothing with quality in mind. Over the last few years, the selection has become mostly "fast fashion" stuff. Cheap fabric and finish - not worth buying as it didn't even...
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    As per the Wash Post today, sounds like there are...

    As per the Wash Post today, sounds like there are wheels in motion to avoid Mx tariffs. 6000 MX Natl Guard troops to their southern border to stem the tide. We'll see...as Trump is usually mostly...
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    Just today, walked through an inner city...

    Just today, walked through an inner city co-housing area nearby. It was lovely. The structures appear to be two-story Victorian style duplexes with skylights and lots of windows placed at various...
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    Not a bag, but I do buy the huge plastic boxes of...

    Not a bag, but I do buy the huge plastic boxes of spinach from Costco. I hate buying the plastic but it is very hard to find separate heads of spinach anymore.
  14. Thread: 2019 Gardens

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    We have these smelly ones here that are called...

    We have these smelly ones here that are called penis mushrooms as they are so phallic in appearance - aka - stinkhorns. On the garden front, after our big snow last week, I now have snap peas, chard,...
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    Very pretty. I noticed the other day that one of...

    Very pretty. I noticed the other day that one of our library branches has a memorial iris garden. So many colors and each dedicated to someone who has passed away.
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    A sense of chaos?

    It seems like the Trump administration is creating a sense of chaos around just about every public policy/issue out there. Immigration, environment, trade "war", infrastructure, opioid crisis and now...
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    Makes me wonder what Bezos could do...or does he...

    Makes me wonder what Bezos could do...or does he even do philanthropy?
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    The older Colorado women in my book club were...

    The older Colorado women in my book club were talking about how tent camping is no longer something they have any desire to do. The two that I can remember doing were miserable - one was soaking rain...
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    Needs to go back where he came from sounds like.

    Needs to go back where he came from sounds like.
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    A while back, I attended a conference on aging...

    A while back, I attended a conference on aging with a supposed expert on that topic. I hadn't stopped to think about how often we older folk denigrate ourselves until she gave a lot of examples....
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    I think it might be a law (city, county or...

    I think it might be a law (city, county or state?) requiring posting of signs after spraying. It has the EPA# on it. It baffles me why people hate dandelions so much.
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    My book club has me reading fiction again after...

    My book club has me reading fiction again after years of non-fiction only. Reading now We Are Not Ourselves about a fairly normal family wherein the father in his 50s begins acting strangely and is...
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    I too wonder about all the crazies in this city....

    I too wonder about all the crazies in this city. Is it drugs, the altitude or just minimal brain activity? Never been in a place where people do such ignorant things.
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    Our little neighborhood park with pond has a pair...

    Our little neighborhood park with pond has a pair of Canada geese and their six goslings. Every evening after dinner we walk up there to make sure all is well with said family.
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    lawn chemicals at the park

    Earlier today, I noticed a crew spraying all the grassy areas at our neighborhood park. When I went back late this afternoon, there were little yellow flags with DANGER - pesticide applied. Right...
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