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    We're living in those "interesting times" they...

    We're living in those "interesting times" they warned us about.

    Between "his generals" and the courts, I expect this royal proclamation to go the way of most of his other edicts.
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    That's exactly the way I see it. My neighbors'...

    That's exactly the way I see it. My neighbors' 40-something son is still living with them. Unimaginable to me.
  3. Thread: Home Altars

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    Is that a kraken and Norse ship? Whatever, I like...

    Is that a kraken and Norse ship? Whatever, I like it!
  4. Kate Gosselin emulators, no doubt.

    Kate Gosselin emulators, no doubt.
  5. Ah yes--what I characterize as the "chewed off by...

    Ah yes--what I characterize as the "chewed off by weasels bedhead look."
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    Speaking of annoying elocutions, there's another...

    Speaking of annoying elocutions, there's another one I've heard--mainly from younger people--where words are extended and emphasized thus: "Anduh nowww itsuh time forrr anotheruh song.." It's hard to...
  7. I remember from Sociology 101 that there are...

    I remember from Sociology 101 that there are numerous definers--how education intersects with net worth, social mores, and so on. I don't know if Paul Fussell's Class is still relevant, but it was a...
  8. It's easy to be flip when it's not you (or your...

    It's easy to be flip when it's not you (or your spouse) who is subject to the whims of a wannabe dictator.

    Pastor Niemoller's famous quote is well worth revisiting from time to time.
    I hope your...
  9. Thread: Daily Bread

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    Among my old co-workers anyway, cut flowers were...

    Among my old co-workers anyway, cut flowers were all about guilt and apology.
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    Fortunately for all involved, my parents loved my...

    Fortunately for all involved, my parents loved my SO--but they had grown wise, and didn't let on... :~) My father (who kept his emotional cards close to his chest) considered him a son.

    "The last...
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    The Plot to Hack America, by Malcolm Nance.

    The Plot to Hack America, by Malcolm Nance.
  12. Thread: Daily Bread

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    I'm not a hugger and I don't like cut flowers....

    I'm not a hugger and I don't like cut flowers. I'm also not big on going on and on about "feelings." And I've never suffered any trauma, childhood or otherwise. So maybe she just had the normal...
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    Haha! My father long regretted putting his stamp...

    Haha! My father long regretted putting his stamp of approval, or as he called it "the kiss of death" on "pre-med Dave." Parents are generally not the best judge of chemistry.
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    That is a wonderful bargain--or sad waste of...

    That is a wonderful bargain--or sad waste of taxpayer dollars, depending on your POV. :~) I just paid $30 for a one-year state park pass so I can visit one a half mile from my house (closer still if...
  15. Thread: Daily Bread

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    That's a profound insight. A lot of people have...

    That's a profound insight.
    A lot of people have their light extinguished by their associates and surroundings--too often permanently.
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    Oh, well then.. Art supplies, jewelry supplies,...

    Oh, well then..
    Art supplies, jewelry supplies, non-shlocky rubber stamps
    fabric, paper, ephemera
    Instant Pot-sized accessories (steamers, stackable pans)
    Basically the same items I look for at...
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    The nearest exits--estate sales make me feel like...

    The nearest exits--estate sales make me feel like a ghoul. I've been to a couple.
    That said, I have a friend who sells on Etsy who likes ephemera and kitsch.
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    On the other hand, Tom Naughton proved in the...

    On the other hand, Tom Naughton proved in the documentary Fat Head* that you can eat every meal in a fast food joint, lose weight, and improve your health markers, if you choose judiciously.

    *a...
  19. Thread: July Purge

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    I'm working on my clothing collection, with...

    I'm working on my clothing collection, with gratifying results. Found at least six pairs of jeans I forgot I had--guess I didn't need to buy new pairs.
    I'm hoping to have a few leaf-sized bags full...
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    Among my considerations for an acceptable...

    Among my considerations for an acceptable retirement venue are a variety of ethnic restaurants, a good mix of thrift stores, and a strong library system. My needs are few...:~)
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    I can't say enough good things about our...

    I can't say enough good things about our highly-rated library system. I don't begrudge them a penny of the taxes they collect from me. I've always thought top-notch libraries were the best...
  22. A lot of people are terrified of clowns, so...

    A lot of people are terrified of clowns, so there's that.
  23. If you can use Kindle PC, you have all the real...

    If you can use Kindle PC, you have all the real estate in the world.
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    I've long said that--People make all kinds of...

    I've long said that--People make all kinds of life-altering decisions at an age when they're barely capable of crossing the street by themselves.
    On paper, it looks like I peaked at 18; oh to have...
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    I majored in whatever came easiest to...

    I majored in whatever came easiest to me--including English. That was a mistake. I think course choices are much more interesting now, and I would take more challenging ones. Most of my jobs were...
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