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    I will go along with the basic purported health...

    I will go along with the basic purported health benefits of coffee, caffeine and all. I don't see drinking coffee as a health risk; in fact, I think it can be a boon, in moderation.
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  2. So cool!! So great to hear from you cx3! Please...

    So cool!! So great to hear from you cx3! Please stick around--let us know what you've been up to!
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    I know!! Our local food market had it on sale a...

    I know!! Our local food market had it on sale a couple of weeks ago for $2.50 and we bought as much as we were allows. Our freezer is stocked with butter now.
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    Good luck, Tybee!!

    Good luck, Tybee!!
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    A great example of a non-binary person is Asia...

    A great example of a non-binary person is Asia Kate Dillon and the character they played on the episodic series Billions. Their character was so compelling to me and from it, I came to understand...
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    Rented a house in Northeast Kingdom, VT. Just got...

    Rented a house in Northeast Kingdom, VT. Just got back home. We had 3 of 4 kids here with SOs and grandkids. Very nice time. Each couple made 2 dishes. Took the burden off just one person. It was...
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    No, they don't want people to die because then...

    No, they don't want people to die because then they lose the revenue stream from those patients. Chronic illness is money in the bank for them. Look what they did with insulin--they pushed that...
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    Also, Tybee, have you gone to this website? ...

    Also, Tybee, have you gone to this website? ...
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    Yes, from the quote I referenced above, "Fixx...

    Yes, from the quote I referenced above, "Fixx was a heavy smoker before beginning running at age 36, had a stressful occupation, had undergone a second divorce, and gained weight up to 214 pounds...
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    You will never know, because drug formularies...

    You will never know, because drug formularies change constantly, depending upon annual negotiations between manufacturer, CMS, and pharmacy benefits people. Thankfully most classes of drugs have...
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    I don't think it's an issue of free press vs...

    I don't think it's an issue of free press vs censored press. It's an issue of more people claiming their right to say and do outrageous things because the political atmosphere grants permission. It's...
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    I was also in 6th grade, bobby. I was in Sister...

    I was also in 6th grade, bobby. I was in Sister Perpetua's class when Mother Ellen Marie came into our classroom and told us the news that the President had been shot. Donna O'Brien put her head on...
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    Yes, so we should all just say "Sticks and stones...

    Yes, so we should all just say "Sticks and stones will break my bones but names will never hurt me." Until, of course, they do.
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    Can you inform the ignorant? In what context is...

    Can you inform the ignorant? In what context is it being used? What does it mean?
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    I have to say, I also admire the record-keeping...

    I have to say, I also admire the record-keeping that was done by the Germans during the Holocaust. At the very least, I'm sure it helped families in their quest to learn the fate of their relatives...
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    Yeah, I do use YNAB, but if I were looking for...

    Yeah, I do use YNAB, but if I were looking for something else, I second Tradd's recommendation of Every Dollar.
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    Yeah, it seems that the congenital factor was...

    Yeah, it seems that the congenital factor was just one piece of the puzzle. According to Wikipedia:


    Fixx died on July 20, 1984, at age 52 of a heart attack, during his daily run on Vermont Route...
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    I got my first bill using my heat pump. The...

    I got my first bill using my heat pump. The comparison was from last year, when our heating was from three old baseboard heaters, three space heaters and the wood stove. The only variable this year...
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    So sorry about the biking gentleman, bobby. ...

    So sorry about the biking gentleman, bobby. People seem to become flummoxed when someone dies young while actively choosing a very healthy lifestyle. I remember when Jim Fixx, author of The Complete...
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    Beautiful, rosa!! The texture and color are so...

    Beautiful, rosa!! The texture and color are so pretty, and I love your arrangement of plant and felt pumpkins around and in it!
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    Yes, I saw that! Loved this week's Sunday...

    Yes, I saw that! Loved this week's Sunday Morning.. the piece about the Indian guy whose immigrant Mom made mango pie for Thanksgiving every year brought tears to my eyes.
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    In the "I can't believe I said this" category:

    BIL is spending a couple of weeks with us for Thanksgiving. So when we offered him a bottle of soda, he asked if we have ice. I said, of course....
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    Bringing back memories, rosa! Just the mention of...

    Bringing back memories, rosa! Just the mention of Midnight at the Oasis brings me back to May 1974, driving into NYC on my first date with DH with that song on the radio and the top down on his...
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    Just watched The Wonder on Netflix. Wow. Loved...

    Just watched The Wonder on Netflix. Wow. Loved that movie. Compelling storyline, excellent acting, and the cinematography was just beautiful. Every stage picture was a painting.
  25. Quechee/Woodstock area is beautiful! And yes,...

    Quechee/Woodstock area is beautiful! And yes, just meandering through the state is fun. We don't really miss the lack of chains and retail, even though there are none on our island, but there are...
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