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    I remember fiction that enchanted me when...

    I remember fiction that enchanted me when reading.
    Gone with the Wind, for sure.
    The Old Man and the Sea
    The Scarlet Pimpernel

    Some dark stories like those by Charles Dickens woke me up to...
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    Good!!!! Thanks for the update

    Good!!!! Thanks for the update
  3. What is the one spiritual quality that you value most?

    I recently felt the need to withdraw from both the Board and membership of a small cherished organization. I struggled with alternatives to withdrawal but found there were few that were doable.
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    Why facts don't change our minds

    With all the discussions about the importance of facts, this article might help achieve some understanding of what influences actually work.
    Source:...
  5. Thread: Conavirus......

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    Our local movie theatre tried opening with proper...

    Our local movie theatre tried opening with proper spacing but had to close due to lack of response. Yesterday, they offered a special movie that you had to register to attend. The first viewing of...
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    It struck me that when you go diving, you are...

    It struck me that when you go diving, you are stepping off the madness of the world into a peaceful relaxing space. Great to see these photos!
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    Sorry this is happening but if the interviews are...

    Sorry this is happening but if the interviews are going between customer calls, it can be hectic. Your calm response will stand you in good stead during the interview and how you are perceived. ...
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    Virtual travel - Finland's fjords

    I am delighted with how technology is making access to so many interesting places readily available and beautifully done.
    https://www.youtube.com/embed/PqyPW-Bdd4E?rel=0



    What other virtual...
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    I have some wonderful leeks in my garden that I...

    I have some wonderful leeks in my garden that I must harvest as the temp goes down. Tonight is fresh leeks sauteed with diced potatoes in chicken broth, some spicy sausage slices and chickpeas with...
  10. Thread: Hunting

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    If one sees the feedlots and the meat processing...

    If one sees the feedlots and the meat processing that supply our meat, the hunting that is done is benign by comparison.
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    Usually.... starting a thread which gives no...

    Usually.... starting a thread which gives no content beyond a name gets a gentle rebuke for failing to add a reason for posting the name in the first place.
    The response above does not cut it. ...
  12. Thread: Value

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    Just finished watching a wonderful live concert...

    Just finished watching a wonderful live concert from the Metropolitan Opera in a gorgeous Italian palace with an amazing accompanist on the piano.
    Along with my initial list, I would add that...
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    One more individual that I know nothing about. ...

    One more individual that I know nothing about. At the risk of sounding snarky, why should I care?
  14. Thread: Value

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    That is the reality check on choosing value,...

    That is the reality check on choosing value, isn't it?
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    Dawson Church is a new author to me. What would...

    Dawson Church is a new author to me. What would be your very matter-of-fact opinion of this book if you are willing to share it.
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    Online games - esports . Your favourite?

    While I was aware that people played with others online in games like chess, scrabble, etc, I had not seen it as a sport aka esport with heroes and contracts until I read this article on CBC:...
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    You are having wonderful adventures and sharing, ...

    You are having wonderful adventures and sharing, which is wonderful for us. Have a great time!
  18. Thread: Value

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    Interesting thread to explore. I have changed...

    Interesting thread to explore.

    I have changed my views over the years.

    Now I value:
    - good shoes for the longterm use vs style
    - some good longterm underwear and socks vs lots of them
    - a...
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    Your favourite kitchen knife maker

    My kitchen knives are badly needing some attention. The bird's beak paring knife that I love by Henckels is needing replacement. I had two but the handle fell off the blade on one so I am down to...
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    +1

    +1
  21. Thread: Conavirus......

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    FYI ...

    FYI

    https://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/as-it-happens-monday-edition-1.5767947/swedish-virologist-says-her-country-s-covid-19-strategy-has-failed-but-nobody-will-admit-it-1.5767967

    Eight...
  22. Thread: DNA tests

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    IL, you now have the advantage of knowing your...

    IL, you now have the advantage of knowing your DNA. You have the adventure of considering a mystery that cannot harm you in any way which is kind of fun as a conversation piece which can be shared...
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    Really sorry that it turned out this way for you,...

    Really sorry that it turned out this way for you, TT. Sad when you make the effort to help another and it is so disappointing. At least you have the comfort of knowing that the facts you shared are...
  24. Thread: DNA tests

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    And the rest of this story, TT?

    And the rest of this story, TT?
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    I read and hear of so many who have taken this...

    I read and hear of so many who have taken this DNA tests with some surprises arising. Some discoveries were welcome, some not by any of the parties. Since I am part-mutt with some of mother's side...
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