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    Overnight I made batch #3. I restarted the...

    Overnight I made batch #3. I restarted the culture with a couple teaspoons of store-bought yogurt that was in the fridge.

    The result looks good in the clear glass jars. It is chilling in the...
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    Currently I am reading Susan and John McFadden's...

    Currently I am reading Susan and John McFadden's book, Aging Together, which is about "dementia, friendship and flourishing communities". It so happens I am on the chapter Abiding Friendships.

    I...
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    Walking in the midst of fall foliage......

    Walking in the midst of fall foliage... especially maple, ash, oak and sumac.
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    Never a Dull Moment at the Maker Faire!

    Never a Dull Moment at the Maker Faire!
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    This morning I listened to Steven Halpern's...

    This morning I listened to Steven Halpern's recording, "Healing Music #2" on his album Music for Healing. That must be about his 70th album. We are talking about a prodigious output of a musical...
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    Rosenberg's Non-Violent Communication has...

    Rosenberg's Non-Violent Communication has interested me for years. I can't tell from your post, Zoe, if you are the only one with the book, or if there have been trainings in NVC involving several...
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    Awesome suggestions already have been made.

    Will you need a mini calculator or a phone app that does credit card transactions?

    Do you need a wheeled dolly to lug your wares in and out?

    I...
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    catherine, That "Elegy for the Arctic" video...

    catherine,

    That "Elegy for the Arctic" video is so-o-o moving... one can see and hear the ice shelf calving icebergs.
  9. I feel grateful for sourdough starter. I have...

    I feel grateful for sourdough starter. I have made about 50 pounds of bread with my starter, since I got it from San Francisco last December. Not to mention pancakes and corn bread.

    I am...
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    Minimalist Music Favorites

    I am hopeful that some of you good people will share exemplars of minimalist music that you like immensely.

    I would like to start with pianist Ludovico Einaudi. At the present time I am listening...
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    I feel proud.

    I feel proud.
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    Thanks, catherine. The deed is done, and the...

    Thanks, catherine.

    The deed is done, and the garlic is mulched with pine needles.
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    The postcard is of "Leif the Discoverer", a...

    The postcard is of "Leif the Discoverer", a bronze statue by Anne Whitney. It was erected in 1887, a copy of the same statue she built in Boston.

    Inscription:
    Leif the Discoverer
    Son of Erik...
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    This is traditionally the day I plant garlic in...

    This is traditionally the day I plant garlic in my garden. The weather is fine... I will wait for the temperature to warm up a little. I plant cloves from the biggest and best bulbs from the summer...
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    I made my second batch, using the last of the...

    I made my second batch, using the last of the first batch as a starter for 2 new jars. After sitting in the insulated cooler for about 15 hours, I got more yogurt. In one jar it is a frothy...
  16. I can walk a hundred yards to a riverbank and...

    I can walk a hundred yards to a riverbank and spin cast for bass.


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    Speaking as a baby boomer who is reading...

    Speaking as a baby boomer who is reading McFaddens' book Aging Together, "the search for a good community" is not just a matter of finding a salubrious geographic location, but also tapping into...
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    Zoe Girl, I am glad to hear about that...

    Zoe Girl,

    I am glad to hear about that splendid act of loving-kindness towards you.

    Funny... I tried to send this thought once already and it went "poof" into the binary boondocks of the...
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    Happy Moon Day - October 4

    This day when the the moon is observed to be fat as a cake, traditional Chinese people celebrate the family, the harvest, and tasty moon cakes.

    Last night coincidentally, I listened to "Seraph...
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    Tybee, The measures would depend on the volume...

    Tybee,

    The measures would depend on the volume of yogurt you want to make. The recipe that follows is for 30 fluid ounces (in two 15 ounce jars).

    In a blender I mix 1 cup powdered nonfat milk...
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    Sometimes when I am at a garage sale, something...

    Sometimes when I am at a garage sale, something beckons me. This small electric appliance was calling to me! As I recall, I saw the word "Pizzelle" on the topside of the iron. I did not know what...
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    I am more than half-way through my first batch of...

    I am more than half-way through my first batch of yogurt.

    I made some flatbread today on an electric pizzelle iron (which I bought at a garage sale a few years back).
    Yield 8 round...
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    I am wondering if you connected with the...

    I am wondering if you connected with the Minimalism group, and how the experience was.

    I have been decluttering for about a month, and keeping a journal of what I have discarded or reorganized. I...
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    For those who are relatively early in their "earning years", it may be possible to prepare by a retirement planning strategy that visualizes retirement income as a three-legged stool: Social Security...
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    I read 2-3 books per month, generally...

    I read 2-3 books per month, generally non-fiction.

    Currently reading Evicted, by Matthew Desmond. Based on anecdotes about a landlord and various tenants (all fictionalized) in Milwaukee, as...
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