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    Curried chickpeas over couscous and a pear and...

    Curried chickpeas over couscous and a pear and blue cheese salad.
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    Forcing myself to read more fiction so... The...

    Forcing myself to read more fiction so... The Midnight Library and another one called the Ten Thousand Doors of January.
  3. Thread: Hunting

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    In Texas where DH grew up, it was a rite of...

    In Texas where DH grew up, it was a rite of passage to go out with the men and hunt every fall. He was 16 when he finally shot a buck. When he went to retrieve the dying animal, he said he was...
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    I let myself get sucked into The Haunting of Bly...

    I let myself get sucked into The Haunting of Bly Manor on Netflix. I don't generally do scary movies but perhaps it was the manor setting and time period. Watching Queen's Gambit now and liking it...
  5. Thread: Value

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    The hard part is that often a higher price does...

    The hard part is that often a higher price does not guarantee quality. Items I would spend more on are those practical things I touch/use everyday. Bed linens, pillows, soap, good food. Good coffee...
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    Molasses cookies?

    It is freezing outside and I have a craving for old-fashioned molasses cookies. It will make the house smell good too. Does anyone here have a tried and true recipe? The web has many options but they...
  7. Thread: DNA tests

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    My father had a lover for almost the entire time...

    My father had a lover for almost the entire time he was married to my mother. He eventually married her. I did not like her at all. At this stage in life, I would not want to know if I have...
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    We pay only one check by mail and it is sent 10...

    We pay only one check by mail and it is sent 10 days prior to the due date. So far, that has been enough time. With everything else, we switched to either online or auto-payments years ago after...
  9. I think a lot of gorgeous old city buildings were...

    I think a lot of gorgeous old city buildings were probably destroyed during the days of "urban renewal." Was that the 1960s?
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    From stories like this and others, it seems like...

    From stories like this and others, it seems like cops spend an inordinate amount of time dealing with these types of situations. I wish they spent more time doing other things since the situation...
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    I have become an ardent seed collector and now...

    I have become an ardent seed collector and now have little bags everywhere to go through this winter. I enjoy researching what plant they came from (if I don't know) and how best to plant and grow....
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    Watching our faithful animal companions decline...

    Watching our faithful animal companions decline in old age is very hard. I am sorry...
  13. A while back, I signed up for his Thursday 3-2-1...

    A while back, I signed up for his Thursday 3-2-1 emails which I usually find to be inspiring.
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    Just spent an hour filling out my ballot....

    Just spent an hour filling out my ballot. Colorado has been doing mail-ins for several years and I can just drop off at the library ballot box when I am out tomorrow. Surprised me to see 21...
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    History of White Trash is a very detailed...

    History of White Trash is a very detailed historical account of the colonization of America. If it is all true, then what we learned in school about our founding history left out a lot of juicy...
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    History of White Trash

    History of White Trash
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    I have accepted that most of my neighbors are...

    I have accepted that most of my neighbors are trump supporters. I politely declined the neighborhood potluck though as politics will come up and it makes me very uncomfortable to be the only one with...
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    Regarding the virus, it seems like we dont hear...

    Regarding the virus, it seems like we dont hear much about China cases anymore. Sure is odd if they are back to somewhat normal and Americans are struggling. But then again, it is hard to know what...
  19. Thread: The Debate

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    It's sad to think we have devolved to such lunacy...

    It's sad to think we have devolved to such lunacy - what a circus. It didn't help either one of the candidates or really clarify any issues. Actually, Trump reminds me of some of the bullies I...
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    The tax system as it is now is what allows all...

    The tax system as it is now is what allows all these manipulations to continue. I haven't fact checked it buy I believe many large corporations and wealthy individuals pay very little tax relative to...
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    For the first time in my life, last week I picked...

    For the first time in my life, last week I picked an apple from a tree . It was growing next to an old farm road in western Colorado. As we traveled about, we say many apple trees loaded with fruit....
  22. Thread: Being Mortal

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    MIL just turned 86 and is in assisted living and...

    MIL just turned 86 and is in assisted living and basically in prison due to Covid. We are going to drive two days to see her as we are finally allowed to visit for 30 minutes through a window. I have...
  23. Thread: Again?

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    There are so many needy dogs that one could go...

    There are so many needy dogs that one could go nuts trying to save them. Sounds like lots of future vet bills and not a lot of years left for this old guy. Our lives have been so much simpler after a...
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    Yet another Trump sign went up today

    I live on a street of mostly senior residents and one by one they are putting up their Trump Pence signs. There are even guys in pickups driving around with large Trump flags waving in back. I don't...
  25. Thread: Being Mortal

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    Being Mortal is one of those books that has stuck...

    Being Mortal is one of those books that has stuck with me. I have always thought that the practice of medicine today interferes more than it helps especially as we age.
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