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    Malbec wine instead of porter would be a little...

    Malbec wine instead of porter would be a little less intense. Porter is carmel and chocolate in the nose, then intense hops.

    There is a heavy overcast here today, so I have to use my imagination...
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    Wolf Moon Rising 1/17/22

    Pretty soon this full moon will rise.

    It will be at 4:20 PM local time in Milwaukee. The site of the moonrise on the horizon will be about 52 degrees NE.

    I will not be able see it tonight in...
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    The provincial government in Quebec is preparing...

    The provincial government in Quebec is preparing to impose a "health contribution tax" on residents who refuse COVID vaccines for non-medical reasons. On 1/11/22 Premier Legault said the tax is...
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    The data in my original post from...

    The data in my original post from Mass-Shootings.info apparently uses 4 deaths as the threshold for a mass shooting.

    bae's comment on 1-2-22 referred to "3 or so" deaths, which was accurate. One...
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    I am still growing sprouts to supplement...

    I am still growing sprouts to supplement store-bought salad greens. I grow mainly fenugreek sprouts, because I get good volume and excellent germination. I also have "Bob's Red Mill" Kamut, Daikon...
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    Dr Bill Thomas, founder of the Green House...

    Dr Bill Thomas, founder of the Green House Project and its Director of Innovation gave a talk in 2016, "Keep Memory Alive". The Youtube video is about 50 minutes long. Thomas is critical of...
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    There is a directory of Green Houses in operation...

    There is a directory of Green Houses in operation and in development around the USA at the following website: http://thegreenhouseproject.org

    The Green House model has been adopted by both...
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    If my dear wife required long-term care beyond my...

    If my dear wife required long-term care beyond my ability to provide/obtain it for her in our house, I would try to place her in a Green House (with the shahbazim working for the wellbeing of a small...
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    As I see it, the quality of life is negatively...

    As I see it, the quality of life is negatively impacted by violent crime. One can look at violent crime with a local perspective (wherever one resides), or a national perspective. In the national...
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    Mass Shootings in 2021

    In 2021 there were 636 mass shootings in the United States, an increase of nearly 4% compared to 2020.

    2,612 total wounded.

    649 total killed.

    The top 10 states for mass shootings:
    IL 80...
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    Happy New Year 2022

    It seems safe to say this New Year is something we all have in common.

    For Auld Lang Syne, my Dears... and To Better Days.

    The Sweetheart of the Forces sang this old song with courage....
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    Fungus I got from Santa

    There was a rather heavy box for me under the Christmas tree from Santa. It contained 3 bricks of spawn for oyster mushrooms, wrapped in cellophane. As per the instructions I cut slits in the...
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    We have Stone Age emotions, medieval...

    We have Stone Age emotions, medieval institutions, and god-like technology.

    E. O. Wilson, University of North Carolina Commencement Address, 2011.
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    I have read that drivers can be unable to see...

    I have read that drivers can be unable to see small pedestrians and people in wheelchairs a short distance in front of the big pickups.
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    Thanks! I am finished now. I will know on...

    Thanks! I am finished now. I will know on 1/14/22 what the correct solution is. There are prizes for contestants, so I think I will submit my solution.
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    In this neck of the woods the roads are slick...

    In this neck of the woods the roads are slick these days, and I am glad that I do not need to venture out. I have been working on a crossword puzzle in the 12/12/2021 edition of the New York Times. ...
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    A big-city friend with MS has been assigned a...

    A big-city friend with MS has been assigned a series of home health-care aides. One became pregnant, and according to my friend, had increased difficulty with lifts as the fetus grew. This aide was...
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    Welcome, antelopebunny! I would like to point...

    Welcome, antelopebunny!

    I would like to point out the forum's "Search" bar in the upper right corner (beneath Settings). It is possible to look up all that has been said on these forums about...
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    Sankta Lucia 12/13/2021 "Lucy Day"

    Today marks the start of a time of celebration that I carry on until January 5 (Twelfth Night). Sometimes solemn, more often merry, a time for reclosing circles of family and friendship. We...
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    In 35 states there was an increase in the 7-day...

    In 35 states there was an increase in the 7-day average number of new cases, following Thanksgiving.

    I think this was primarily due to family get-togethers for Turkey Day. Christmas festivities...
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    Generally I prefer to shop in local stores for...

    Generally I prefer to shop in local stores for food and supplies, but I also will order on-line from Amazon or Walgreens if there is a significant saving. There is one grocery store in my little...
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    Welcome back, Spicy Brains Girl! Earlier ideas...

    Welcome back, Spicy Brains Girl!

    Earlier ideas (or dreams, if you prefer) of a simple dwelling on a beautiful piece of land are good to have, like a box of old recipes.

    These days I am happy...
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    Along with memories of home, there may be certain...

    Along with memories of home, there may be certain songs that are extremely pleasurable to hear again.

    For me, they could be:
    All Through the Night, sung by Paul Robeson
    In the Bleak Midwinter,...
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    mschrisgo2: "Getting Hooked" says a lot. Make...

    mschrisgo2:
    "Getting Hooked" says a lot. Make yours to your heart's content, and keep on making it better!
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    Warm boots and cash. For more than 20 winters...

    Warm boots and cash.

    For more than 20 winters I have worn a pair of Thinsulate-lined "Prospector Cold Weather Original" Gore-Tex boots which I am pretty sure were made in Canada. Every year I...
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