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    Thich Nhat Hanh

    One of my major spiritual influences in my life has died. My avatar is a photo of his calligraphy.

    His books have changed my perspective on life, and therefore, my life.

    Thank you, Thay.
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    So sorry nothing is working for you! I get the...

    So sorry nothing is working for you! I get the frustration!

    Good idea to try Tybee's suggestion to see if it's any better.

    I don't have any experience with these, but I googled "Best Small...
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    Recently I've been overcome with appreciation for...

    Recently I've been overcome with appreciation for the good people of this world. People I see on TV making the world a better place, simple acts of kindness, news stories about people using their...
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    Yeah, during the winter we do 350-500/month on...

    Yeah, during the winter we do 350-500/month on electric depending on the weather + $700/year for split cords of dry wood
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    I had a traumatic experience in the confessional...

    I had a traumatic experience in the confessional once. I was probably about 10-12 and had a couple of friends and I had done some exploration of our anatomy as it were in the neighbor's garage. Of...
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    I didn't learn this, but I was reminded--how...

    I didn't learn this, but I was reminded--how difficult a time many people have just getting through the day due to conditions that destroy their health and quality of life. I'm working on two patient...
  7. True, but I'll be 70 in March, so there is no...

    True, but I'll be 70 in March, so there is no sense in delaying beyond that. I realize there are tax implications when I still have a decent self-employed income, but it's more important to me that I...
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    Never thought of freezing chocolate bars. But my...

    Never thought of freezing chocolate bars. But my favorite aunt used to have a box of Russell Stover chocolates in the drawer in the living room. She would have one every night, and she called it her...
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    Your temperature sounds about right for us--if we...

    Your temperature sounds about right for us--if we had a thermostat. An interesting aspects of living up here is one of the things that most people take for granted--a constant temperature of their...
  10. Wow--so happy to hear you're a happy participant...

    Wow--so happy to hear you're a happy participant in the gig economy. All those gigs certainly sound like they're up your alley.

    If you are interested in doing more market research (similar to...
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    Guilt and regret are both forms of remorse, but...

    Guilt and regret are both forms of remorse, but guilt is your conscience telling you you shouldn't have done something, and regret is "guilt-lite". I think it's more driven by melancholy and...
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    That is a gorgeous view! Cool video! It's funny...

    That is a gorgeous view! Cool video! It's funny to see greenery. Here's a picture of my latest hike on a local trail. It's called Story Walk, sponsored in part by the local library, so you can hike...
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    We were "meandering" (DH's favorite pastime)...

    We were "meandering" (DH's favorite pastime) yesterday to treat my cabin fever and the moon was absolutely beautiful, but getting an almost-Wolf moon was all we were going to get up here. It's very...
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    My son called me to tell me about that segment:...

    My son called me to tell me about that segment: I've been a lifelong "fan" of Anne Frank. I read her diary when I was about 12, and it made an incredible impact on me. That's when I started my own...
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    Yes. My major categories are (which I set up...

    Yes.

    My major categories are (which I set up in mere minutes) are:

    Personal Needs (with about 10 subcategories under that)
    Personal Wants (same--about 10 subcategories)
    [my company]...
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    I like that. Sunk costs. Definitely spiritually...

    I like that. Sunk costs. Definitely spiritually up there with "non-attachment"--the economic equivalent of "Let it Be." I'll have to meditate on it, and then go rip up the little piece of paper I...
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    Oh, yes. A lot. But too much chocolate would...

    Oh, yes. A lot.

    But too much chocolate would be the least of it.
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    You motivated me to go back and check my...

    You motivated me to go back and check my inspection report, and it didn't say anything about the woodstove in it, but it said the chimney had some creosote, but subsequent to that we had the chimney...
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    Congrats on the 10 years, rosa! That's fantastic!

    Congrats on the 10 years, rosa! That's fantastic!
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    I agree. Not just sad--alarming.

    I agree. Not just sad--alarming.
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    Yes. Very sad. It must have been very difficult...

    Yes. Very sad. It must have been very difficult for him to leave her to come to the US to shoot those later episodes. For that reason, he is not in Season Six and I'll be interested in seeing how...
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    My kids offered me a turntable, but we turned it...

    My kids offered me a turntable, but we turned it down. We just don't have the room. That's one reason I love Alexa! You don't have to store turntables, CD players, or vinyls. Keeping it minimal is...
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    Actually, happystuff, I'm not super tech-savvy,...

    Actually, happystuff, I'm not super tech-savvy, but I'm delighted for apps to do the work for me. I pay about $10/month and I can get anything at all on Alexa. I have an Apple Music library with all...
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    Baby, It's Cold Outside

    We're experiencing a cold snap. It was -9 this morning, but we're up to 0 degrees. 70% of our heat comes from our wood stove. The rest is from electric, and we insulate as best we can by keeping our...
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    My mother was a good, functional cook. I think...

    My mother was a good, functional cook. I think most women in the 50s and 60s were that. (jp, your stories of your mother really hit home). This is how it went down for my mother and MIL:

    My MIL:...
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