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    Thanks for the suggestions. It hit me in the...

    Thanks for the suggestions. It hit me in the middle of the night that the local food bank will be the best place to start.Turns out demand is up by 50% as folks lose jobs and as hoarding makes the...
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    Trying to figure out how to help financially

    I am fortunate to be working during the virus shutdown. Swamped, stressed, and tired but so much better off than some. Relatives are fine too. Where to begin helping the community when help is needed...
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    Interesting, if not terribly helpful, article in...

    Interesting, if not terribly helpful, article in this week's NY:

    The History of Loneliness
    Until a century or so ago, almost no one lived alone. Now many people endure shutdowns and lockdowns on...
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    I ordered a custom foam mattress last year from...

    I ordered a custom foam mattress last year from this military supply place. It was a little over $200 for a twin.

    The choices seem endless online, but if you call, a guy there will ask you a few...
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    Geila, no worries on the screen name. It's just a...

    Geila, no worries on the screen name. It's just a symbol. ;)

    Remember that beliefs, values, principles, and other alliances are all part of the ego self. The more you can let go of them, the...
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    Just want to add that "ego noise" is my own term....

    Just want to add that "ego noise" is my own term.

    There is nothing wrong with, or bad about, the ego or any of the things that are part of the ego identity. It's all part of being human and...
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    Geila, I'll give it a shot, though I think the...

    Geila, I'll give it a shot, though I think the books I mentioned above do it better.

    As humans, we have two "selves" -- the essential self and the ego self. As far as we know, other creatures...
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    Hi, Geila. You're right. Overeating and other...

    Hi, Geila.

    You're right. Overeating and other behaviors are just symptoms. Even cancer is just a symptom (the disease is the person's inborn or acquired susceptibility combined with the stress...
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    Hi, Rosa. The filling of holes is an...

    Hi, Rosa.

    The filling of holes is an interesting thing. There are no holes in the true, most essential self. Only in the imagined self, which is the source, if not always the cause, of the...
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    Congrats on becoming ready and willing to change....

    Congrats on becoming ready and willing to change. That is the hardest and most important step.

    You don't need a new identity. The one you needed to shed was false to begin with. Don't pick up...
  11. Thread: Cyborg romance

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    Now I get it. All through the day, I me mine,...

    Now I get it.

    All through the day, I me mine, I me mine, I me mine. All through the night, I me mine, I me mine, I me mine.

    Look, I was a lot like you for most of my life. In some ways, to my...
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    You would not have to lie about not having a...

    You would not have to lie about not having a cellphone. Just share your number and say you'll text when you get a chance.

    Google Voice gives you a cell number to call or text with, unlike a land...
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    Just get a free Google Voice number and link it...

    Just get a free Google Voice number and link it to an email address. Then you can text from your computer. Not so practical in an emergency (unless you're already at your computer) but perfectly...
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    We had one of these threads a while back: ...

    We had one of these threads a while back:

    http://www.simplelivingforum.net/showthread.php?11521-How-we-met
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    http://youtu.be/kD8uNm5ck0Q

    http://youtu.be/kD8uNm5ck0Q
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    I have not had the odor problem, but yes, my salt...

    I have not had the odor problem, but yes, my salt stick separated from the base after several months or maybe a year. This is no big deal, as the stick is easy enough to hold without the base. I have...
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    Has anyone read The Silent Passage...

    Has anyone read The Silent Passage by Gail Sheehy? I've considered recommending it to my sister, as I found Sheehy's book "Understanding Men's Passages" very helpful for navigating the midlife...
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    I use a salt stick...

    I use a salt stick. No smell, no poison, easy to put on, and very cheap. A $6 stick is supposed to last a year, but my current one is more than 2 years old and still has about a third of its mass....
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    I posted this in another thread recently: ...

    I posted this in another thread recently:

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/vicki-robin/ar-AAvYfn0
  20. Another YMOYL article. Looks like Vicki Robin is...

    Another YMOYL article. Looks like Vicki Robin is quite the star these days. I was over 40 when I finally read the book, and it still changed my finances dramatically. Wish I'd read it when it came...
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    Pinkytoe, I have studied this topic a little, as...

    Pinkytoe, I have studied this topic a little, as a couple of years ago I went through a period of intense nostalgia, which is very closely related to homesickness.

    Basically, homesickness and...
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    I just got a Kindle Paperwhite and wonder what...

    I just got a Kindle Paperwhite and wonder what took me so long. Already have lots in the queue. Currently reading and loving The Fairy Tales of Hermann Hesse. Up next, three Jules Verne classics plus...
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    I've been wearing DT socks exclusively for five...

    I've been wearing DT socks exclusively for five or six years now. They have an unconditional lifetime guarantee. I have used it a few times to replace worn pairs at no cost.
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    You really should try reading The Road Less...

    You really should try reading The Road Less Traveled. It's not perfect, but there's good stuff in it if you keep an open mind.
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    A best friend from childhood told me the same...

    A best friend from childhood told me the same thing back when we were about 30. It took me nearly 20 years to realize it was not a compliment. Rugged individualism may seem admirable, but most often...
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