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  1. Thread: Green Smoothies

    by Rogar
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    I have a smoothie over half of all mornings for...

    I have a smoothie over half of all mornings for breakfast and this is my favorite time of year. I can walk out to my raised bed and collect spinach, chard, and beet greens. I always add a scoop of...
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    7 or 8 on the average. I have good health, a few...

    7 or 8 on the average. I have good health, a few good friends, like where I live, and am financially secure, which off-sets some negative things.
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    I enjoyed a few delightful dishes of tater tot...

    I enjoyed a few delightful dishes of tater tot casserole, but doubt I will ever have it again. Chili cheese fries are on my bucket list for a one time dabble into indulgence.
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    I noticed they closed all of the San Juan...

    I noticed they closed all of the San Juan National Forest, which is a huge area, until they get some moisture. Mostly to avoid the risk of another human related fire. First time it's been closed in...
  5. As I see it T is just encouraging a strict...

    As I see it T is just encouraging a strict enforcement of a law that is on the books but has been ignored or lax enforcement for years or decades (thus the word illegal). I could spread any blame...
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    It could be a long fire season for parts of the...

    It could be a long fire season for parts of the southwest. I think the northern Colorado Rockies had close to average snow pack, but the spring rains ended early and it's been unusual hot and dry...
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    It doesn't seem right to me to apply for...

    It doesn't seem right to me to apply for unemployment the minute a person becomes unemployed unless they are in dire financial straits. It does make sense to apply if the job market is poor and the...
  8. The only one I belong to is the Denver Field...

    The only one I belong to is the Denver Field Ornithologists. I dropped several professional affiliations that were part of my previous lifetime.

    Some times I think it is unfortunate some of the...
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    I've seen a lot of help wanted signs that I've...

    I've seen a lot of help wanted signs that I've not noticed before, too. One industrial place had a sign out for assembly line workers starting at $25 and hour the fast food places signs seem to...
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    I just watched two classics, The Bridge over the...

    I just watched two classics, The Bridge over the River Kwai was sort of a pseudo memorial day observation. And The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. Both were great entertainment for the plot and...
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    I took a brief excursion to the mountains over...

    I took a brief excursion to the mountains over the weekend and gas was running around $3.20 +/- a little in the tourist areas. Here in town it's still a little under three dollars. I almost always...
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    PBS Great American Read

    PBS has been hosting a series highlighting what they've determined to be America's most loved books. Regardless of the method, it is an interesting list of all variety of styles, periods, and...
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    I compost the grounds and brown filter both. The...

    I compost the grounds and brown filter both. The paper disappears quickly. I suppose it would be too much to expect the residual caffeine to accelerate plant growth.
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    I recycle virtually all of my plastic packaging...

    I recycle virtually all of my plastic packaging and containers through my local recycle center and take plastic bags to be recycled back at the supermarkets. I'm still not 100% confident that these...
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    I inherited much of my furnishings from a family...

    I inherited much of my furnishings from a family funeral home business. At a time I had described my furnishings as early mortuary and I had a little attraction for the Adams family home. I still...
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    Landscaping is on my summer project list. I have...

    Landscaping is on my summer project list. I have used Angie's List to find a handful of folks to do different types of work on my home and it's generally turned out well. I think I've ended up with...
  17. Thread: What's Cookin' ?

    by Rogar
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    I tried a new recipe for vegan lasagna last...

    I tried a new recipe for vegan lasagna last night. It uses blended raw cashews in place of ricotta cheese. One ofthe better vegan lasagna recipes I've had. The blended cashews were interesting and...
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    I reset my bike speedometer a few years ago and...

    I reset my bike speedometer a few years ago and it's coming up on 10,000 miles. I consider myself lucky to have a dedicated bike and walking path blocks from my house and I can jump off onto...
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    I did a quick google on the salt issue. The most...

    I did a quick google on the salt issue. The most interesting thing I ran across is that most of our salt intake comes from processed food, not table salt. I checked my mustard and ketchup and it's...
  20. Thread: Earth day!

    by Rogar
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    I do some bike commuting and am lucky enough to...

    I do some bike commuting and am lucky enough to have a bike and walking path a few blocks from the house. I can do a lot of shopping and errands by bike. The city even plows it in the winter.
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    Sounds like a reasonable diet to me, if you're...

    Sounds like a reasonable diet to me, if you're into something anti-inflammatory. I think the food manufacturers sneak enough salt into our canned goods, peanut butter, and whatever else to give us...
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    I have a "square foot" raised bed garden after...

    I have a "square foot" raised bed garden after the book. This year I added sphagnum moss and vermiculite to top off the bed rather than the usual compost. They both seem to help conserve moisture...
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    Thanks a bunch! Those are things I'd not...

    Thanks a bunch! Those are things I'd not anticipated and will definitely proceed with more caution if things develop further.
  24. Thread: Earth day!

    by Rogar
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    Hung laundry on the line, planted spring green...

    Hung laundry on the line, planted spring green seeds, didn’t drive and ate vegetarian. Nothing super special but my carbon footprint was probably a lot smaller than Al Gore's Earth Day.
  25. Thread: Earth Day 4/22

    by Rogar
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    I have always enjoyed the Pogo cartoon used for...

    I have always enjoyed the Pogo cartoon used for the first earth day poster. I was thinking I should do something special, but could not think of much. I did laundry and hung on the line to dry,...
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