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  1. 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...
  4. 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...
  7. 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.
  8. Thread: Love

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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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    On my last leg home from...

    On my last leg home from BTV-CHI-BTV-CHI-IAH-EWR-BTV this week, I indulged in a Kindle purchase: Toward a Truly Free Market: A Distributist Perspective on the Role of Government, Taxes, Health Care,...
  11. Thread: Buying art

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    Thank you, rosa and ANM: My brother is very...

    Thank you, rosa and ANM: My brother is very talented.

    IL: I adore Stephen Huneck. Nothing better than a good dose of whimsical, joyful doggies to keep you going.

    SQ: Yes, please update us with...
  12. Thread: Love

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    I remember when my aunt and uncle got divorced....

    I remember when my aunt and uncle got divorced. They seemed so perfect as a couple--after they were divorced and they settled in to their new lives, I realized how different they really were and...
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    Gorgeous castle, IL! So nice to see love poured...

    Gorgeous castle, IL! So nice to see love poured into an old treasure. If that castle had been here in America, someone would have torn it down and built a gaudy McMansion.
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    You may not agree with Bernie Sanders, but I...

    You may not agree with Bernie Sanders, but I truly believe in his integrity. He has single-mindedly stayed on message for decades. You may not agree with the message, but you have to admit that he...
  15. Thread: Buying art

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    My art work is a joy to me. I don't have a lot,...

    My art work is a joy to me. I don't have a lot, but I truly love it. Here is my "catalogue":

    a) Stephen Huneck: Famed Vermont artist and creator of the Dog Chapel. I do have prints and also signed...
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    It was like walking through a door into another...

    It was like walking through a door into another world.
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    s Haha, that's called savasana and it's my...

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    Haha, that's called savasana and it's my favorite part! The big payoff for all the work! It's actually not "doing nothing"--you're actively trying to release your mind from mental and physical...
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    I am so very sorry for your loss, Gardnr. Yes,...

    I am so very sorry for your loss, Gardnr. Yes, the survivors never recover, yet when I once (ignorantly) told a friend of mine that I thought people who commit suicide are selfish, I wasn't aware her...
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    I do think the difficulties small farmers are...

    I do think the difficulties small farmers are having is driving some of the suicide rate in rural America. My DH was talking about all the dairy farms having difficulty these days--people are not...
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    If you grew up in the 60s post-McCarthy era you...

    If you grew up in the 60s post-McCarthy era you might still carry irrational fear of anything that suggests "pinko" attitudes and behaviors... even sharing with neighbors. Very sad.
  21. Just curious. I enjoy his arguments.

    Just curious. I enjoy his arguments.
  22. I used to subscribe to Peter Singer's brand of...

    I used to subscribe to Peter Singer's brand of utilitarianism. Have you read Animal Liberation?
  23. Really? Frankly, I'm tired of living up to the...

    Really? Frankly, I'm tired of living up to the expectations of others. Being true to myself is enough for me. I owe no one any explanation, unless I'm hired by them to do a particular job.
  24. That's why I don't call myself a vegetarian...

    That's why I don't call myself a vegetarian anymore. It comes with too many expectations. I don't want people pointing fingers if I decide to eat grass-fed beef from my neighbor a half mile up the...
  25. That's true. I do hate the dogmatic and...

    That's true. I do hate the dogmatic and judgmental stuff. Vegetarians will get railed for eating fish; vegans will get railed for wearing a leather belt, even if the belt was from Goodwill.

    One...
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