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    I haven't read a physical newspaper in years....

    I haven't read a physical newspaper in years. Whenever I see one, I'm shocked by how small it looks. Pretty soon they'll be the size of magazines. The local newspapers here were bought out by...
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    I think many people put on a convincing happy...

    I think many people put on a convincing happy face for others. I've noticed that some people seem to have a stigma about not seeming endlessly happy around other people. This can make others feel...
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    This probably doesn't qualify for this thread,...

    This probably doesn't qualify for this thread, but I'm addicted to Fentiman's Curiosity Cola, so I've been drinking that throughout the holiday season.
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    I'll always remember years ago when gasoline...

    I'll always remember years ago when gasoline prices plummeted and I saw lots of SUVs, Hummers and very large vehicles on the road. Then gas prices increased exponentially and I saw almost no such...
  5. Thread: Hello all!

    by ewomack
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    Thank you again for all of the welcomes. I'm...

    Thank you again for all of the welcomes. I'm answering this question a little late, but I'm the Midwest in the US.
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    This country needs a solid moderate movement. The...

    This country needs a solid moderate movement. The left and right have both become so extreme that neither side can carry a meaningful conversation with the other. That doesn't bode well for the...
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    I don't remember how I found this forum, but I...

    I don't remember how I found this forum, but I came across it only within the past few months. Having been a forum junkie in the past, I was depressed after social media really took the life out of...
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    I had assumed he passed away years ago, so I was...

    I had assumed he passed away years ago, so I was shocked when my wife told me about this. I knew of him from my readings on flight and the space program and also from Sam Shepard's portrayal of him...
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    For some reason I don't see a picture, sideways...

    For some reason I don't see a picture, sideways or any which way... was it taken down?
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    Many options exist today for aging people who...

    Many options exist today for aging people who don't have children. Of course they cost money, like everything else. My wife's mother lives in a senior housing complex that checks on her daily,...
  11. Thread: Maskne

    by ewomack
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    No maskne for me or the wife. She made our masks...

    No maskne for me or the wife. She made our masks from scratch and they fit our heads perfectly, so perhaps that helps?
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    Within the last month, one of my cousin's entire...

    Within the last month, one of my cousin's entire family caught the virus after visiting DisneyWorld (I will refrain from further comment), then someone from my parent's neighborhood, where I grew up,...
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    I've been buying from Amazon since 1997 and have...

    I've been buying from Amazon since 1997 and have not had any issues that I can remember. If I have problems, it usually involves the delivery service deciding not to leave packages when I clearly...
  14. Thread: New Finds

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    A dish I improvised for the family impromptu...

    A dish I improvised for the family impromptu Thanksgiving meal. It was simple and turned out far better than my expectations.

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    1. Bake a decent-sized butternut squash
    2. Put the...
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    I just gulped down a plate of veggie baked beans,...

    I just gulped down a plate of veggie baked beans, something I haven't eaten in years. They were fantastic, all maple-y and stuff, but I understand why I don't eat them everyday.

    Earlier today I...
  16. Thread: Too Much Time

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    Sometimes when I'm stuck inside and maxed out on...

    Sometimes when I'm stuck inside and maxed out on the day for reading, guitar playing, internet surfing, indoor exercising or eliminating needless things from the condo, I try to meditate. No, it...
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    I'm really late to this thread, but I had no...

    I'm really late to this thread, but I had no participation in so-called "Black Friday" this year at all. I try and avoid events that entail numerous irrational consumers descending on a single point...
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    Wow. Very sad to hear that story about your...

    Wow. Very sad to hear that story about your friends. My parents have also isolated themselves and only do curbside pickup and necessary medical appointments. So we've canceled the holiday for very...
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    Just another supportive comment for healthcare...

    Just another supportive comment for healthcare for all in the US. I've witnessed it firsthand in action in Europe and Canada, and though not perfect, it was pretty stunning to see.
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    Last night we had amazing Afghani food delivered...

    Last night we had amazing Afghani food delivered from an amazing Afghani-family owned local restaurant. Shola and hummus makes life worth living.
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    One can never have too many olives.

    One can never have too many olives.
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    Everyone received $50 gift certificates at work...

    Everyone received $50 gift certificates at work (in the mail, since we're almost 100% work from home), so I used that as an excuse to buy a few unnecessary but nonetheless desired books. Apart from...
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    This is the first "canceled" Thanksgiving in my...

    This is the first "canceled" Thanksgiving in my family's history. It feels a little strange, but since my mother is very high risk, nothing else really makes sense. Like someone else above, I also...
  24. I am also wary of bringing business marketing...

    I am also wary of bringing business marketing principles into personal relationships. I'm not trying to sell things to my friends, nor do I want them to try and sell things to me. Nor am I trying to...
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    Wow. So many stories of family rifts over stupid...

    Wow. So many stories of family rifts over stupid money. It's sad. Unfortunately, there always seems to be someone somewhere who puts money before their own relations. And family ties often come with...
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