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    Here it is, fall 2018, and I am still sad that...

    Here it is, fall 2018, and I am still sad that The Goldfinch came to an end.
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    Hillbilly Elegy was good, agreed. I found it...

    Hillbilly Elegy was good, agreed. I found it useful to educate me about the strongly held values of a section of rural America. It was illustrative of what one solid stable person ( the grandmother)...
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    Wait, you count Ginger as a spice? I use a fair...

    Wait, you count Ginger as a spice? I use a fair amount of ginger but in fresh form.
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    I dont know, maybe. It depends on what is in...

    I dont know, maybe. It depends on what is in these letters. I doubt that he talked much about life in the Navy.
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    Thank you for comments. This all happened before...

    Thank you for comments. This all happened before the age of digital photography so there are no backups,kind of a weird sitation now that I think about it.

    Today I called my neighbor who said ahe...
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    Dwali is probably ok, the Desi students at Wash U...

    Dwali is probably ok, the Desi students at Wash U here put on a theatrical performance each year. But Holi has always fascinated me. What, you throw “color” at each other? Has a different meaning in...
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    I just watched a documentary about the Plaza...

    I just watched a documentary about the Plaza Hotel in New York City which is pretty much the diametric opposite of a pod hotel. Regular rooms at the plaza seem to cost 650 $700-ish. How much are...
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    My neighbro’s condition Is likely physiological....

    My neighbro’s condition Is likely physiological. I dont know the name of it and havent looked it up, I just called it Psychological because it takes place in his brain. Sloppy wording. Now I will...
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    Re The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat— my...

    Re The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat—

    my Neighbor told me the other day that he has that psychological condition where he cannot recognize faces. He’s a nerdy scientist who is very nice and...
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    I Don’t cook much without garlic and onion, but...

    I Don’t cook much without garlic and onion, but those are not spices. I do not ever use granulated garlic. Just recently I was forced to buy peeled garlic in a jar to keep in Hermann, And it seemed...
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    But no one here is saying that, and some people...

    But no one here is saying that, and some people here even embrace your Yule event.

    Today I am annoyed by faux victims created by overstated causes. Dont annoy me, please and thank you.

    If...
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    My argument is you said you dont see “the...

    My argument is you said you dont see “the distinction” which means you see No distinction. No difference between prisoner and slave. Now, if you allow that there is some distinction as in your 2nd...
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    You see no distinction between the status of...

    You see no distinction between the status of slave, one human owned by another human, and a resident of the United ted States justice system in this year of 2018?

    Well, ok.
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    But if you pile too many items on that lanyard it...

    But if you pile too many items on that lanyard it is bulky and not practical for every day use.

    I have four keys on mine and by this time next year it will be two keys, A house key and a car key....
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    Photo album —what to do with this?

    Here I am again crowdsourcing opinion on what I should do with a bunch of old photographs. ( you guys helped me decide on action with a previous batch of photographs going to an estranged family...
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    From lanyards ——————————->Lingonberries, such is...

    From lanyards ——————————->Lingonberries, such is the meandering discourse of our simple lives here.:~)
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    A status of “slave “ meant you were chattell,...

    A status of “slave “ meant you were chattell, property. Not that you lacked in choices (which of course You did!) or that your pay was pennies on the dollar ( what pay?).

    Have a discussion about...
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    Slavery isnt, of course, defined by an hourly...

    Slavery isnt, of course, defined by an hourly rate for wages. But you know that.
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    Once I got a job application from someone who had...

    Once I got a job application from someone who had mark in the box of previous salary “$.10 an hour”. That clued me in that he spent time in the penitentiary.
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    We usually hsve 4 jars of thee stuff, two open...

    We usually hsve 4 jars of thee stuff, two open jars at each house and two backups, unopened.

    I have not found this in the grocery stores of Hermann, so that is a downside of this small...
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    I havent tried getting an orchid to bloom. I dont...

    I havent tried getting an orchid to bloom. I dont think I could do it.

    My rave today is my experience with Amazon. I bought a watch from Amazon.

    The last time I bought a watch I had to go to a...
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    Haha, the lanyard. But I experience anxiety...

    Haha, the lanyard.

    But I experience anxiety when our kitchens are empty of Sambal Oelek by Huy Fong foods. Same idea, same manufacturer, not sure of the difference between Samnal Oelek and...
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    well, I do that too, but I am the only person I...

    well, I do that too, but I am the only person I know who does that. It is so handy because half the time I don’t have pockets.
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    What is the lanyard for?

    What is the lanyard for?
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    Agreed, completely irresistable foods do not...

    Agreed, completely irresistable foods do not enter my house, things like peanut butter, salty chips, fresh or frozen pizzas. Dortunately, DH doesnt eat that stuff so does not mind that we do not have...
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