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    catherine's nomination of "Just The Way You Are"...

    catherine's nomination of "Just The Way You Are" is a great one. I like several of the others, as well.

    Songs we played at our wedding included Al Green's "Let's Stay Together", Genesis' "Follow...
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    What I could have made clearer is that changing...

    What I could have made clearer is that changing the tax code has ramifications that go well beyond the individual tax year. The code is changed; accountants and tax attorneys interpret it their...
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    A friend of mine who is a consultant for...

    A friend of mine who is a consultant for arts-based non-profits noted in December that a lot of people were sending in bigger checks with the note "This includes our 2019 donation, too." It could...
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    Same story in this neighborhood with absentee...

    Same story in this neighborhood with absentee landlords (we have single-family homes and some duplexes, almost no apartment buildings). Especially in winter you can tell which houses are...
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    I wouldn't. Owner's manual says not to. And,...

    I wouldn't. Owner's manual says not to. And, really, you can accomplish 80% of what a prepared oven cleaner can do by warming the oven and sticking a bowl of vinegar (or even tap water) in it for an...
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    I believe most people (U.S. and Canada) have no...

    I believe most people (U.S. and Canada) have no idea how much zoning laws have altered our society, in encouraging big-box retail on greenfields (doing their part to kill vibrant downtowns), in...
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    We've had 'em for years. They work fairly well....

    We've had 'em for years. They work fairly well. I'd rather have self-cleaning than manual cleaning, though, in my experience, the self-cleaning models can use a little manual precleaning of the...
  8. As for the original question, I was a computer...

    As for the original question, I was a computer geek for 30 years. Yeah, it's who I am. So I would have to say what I do (well, did) for money = identity. I had no problems with it.
  9. A friend of mine, married to an engineer, often...

    A friend of mine, married to an engineer, often asks him, "Are you an engineer because you're that way or are you that way because you're an engineer?" :)
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    I don't think there's a direct arrangement among...

    I don't think there's a direct arrangement among the shelter and local hotels. But I know the big food bank at which I volunteer has a large food rescue program which includes an increasing number of...
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    It seems to be an issue in our city, as well. In...

    It seems to be an issue in our city, as well. In fact, the main homeless shelter here, which has been overwhelmed for years, finally tore down the old "mat room" building and is replacing it in two...
  12. A Glock? :) Seriously myself, catherine,...

    A Glock? :)

    Seriously myself, catherine, congratulations on closing and on the move!

    DW and I seem to get along pretty well with not much more than 700 square feet at our disposal. The...
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    So far this week: - Was notified by my domain...

    So far this week:

    - Was notified by my domain registrar that domain names ancillary to my former business' name were coming up for renewal. I'm keeping the primary domain going for another year in...
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    What Honnold is doing is a form of voluntary...

    What Honnold is doing is a form of voluntary simplicity, applied to his diet (and kitchen) in spades. There's nothing wrong with that provided your palate is okay with the relative lack of variety...
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    How do they know if you have a kitchen knife? Is...

    How do they know if you have a kitchen knife? Is a pen knife OK? There are kitchen knives made of ceramic; I don't know if there's enough metal in them to trip a metal detector but they probably...
  16. Thread: News fast.

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    Fox Noise is really good at this: presenting...

    Fox Noise is really good at this: presenting themselves as a "fair and balanced" "news source" and then ducking behind the cover of "We're entertainment!" when their lack of journalistic integrity is...
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    Welcome! I have no connection to New Hampshire...

    Welcome! I have no connection to New Hampshire other than a grandfather who lived in Vermont for several years and an ex-wife from Massachusetts. In other words, no connection ;) Looking forward to...
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    I saw this a couple of decades ago on an on-line...

    I saw this a couple of decades ago on an on-line mailing list:


    I try to never forget that. I am a citizen. And I will work hard to prevent becoming a subject.

    And I did serve jury duty.
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    There are inspectors and there are inspectors....

    There are inspectors and there are inspectors. Some are certified (for whatever value that holds for you); some "have been around a lot of houses". At least around here, none of them will open up...
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    Twinsies! It's a comfortable shirt; enjoy it.

    Twinsies!

    It's a comfortable shirt; enjoy it.
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    Good luck, UL!

    Good luck, UL!
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    BTDT... many times.

    BTDT... many times.
  23. Thread: News fast.

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    I don't think anyone is handing out prizes for...

    I don't think anyone is handing out prizes for being unaware of one's surroundings. Like it or not, news reports what's happening around us and we should know about (most of) it. A complete fast? I'm...
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    So who's gonna die if you alone are not there to...

    So who's gonna die if you alone are not there to fix the problem?

    Seriously, perspective. If, as you say, you're "a dime a dozen", someone else can figure out how to respond to the customer. If...
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    FFS. Just. Sit. There. And. Do. It. ...

    FFS. Just. Sit. There. And. Do. It.

    Complaining about how "the system" puts your ZIP code down when 1) you don't want to participate when given the opportunity to perform a duty of citizenship;...
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