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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...
  6. Thread: What's Cookin' ?

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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...
  9. Thread: Earth day!

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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.
  13. Thread: Earth day!

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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.
  14. Thread: Earth Day 4/22

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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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    Good fences make good neighbors?

    I live in what is probably a standard older suburban neighborhood with all the houses built around the same time in the mid-50's. I have wanted to replace a chain link fence with a privacy fence as...
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    I had a similar issue a few years ago. When ever...

    I had a similar issue a few years ago. When ever it would rain I would have water drip down into the firebox. I had an old timer who was a retired roofing expert out and tar papered and re-shingled...
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    I feel no great need to inform people that my...

    I feel no great need to inform people that my life philosophy tends to be around eastern religions and philosophies. The fact that I don't eat meat is a little harder to keep private.

    Years ago...
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    I could probably look up work and get a technical...

    I could probably look up work and get a technical definition, but it may be in the eye of the beholder. I'm single and do all the house chores. I consider much of it work because it does not...
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    I would like to do that, too! Anytime I've done...

    I would like to do that, too! Anytime I've done simple projects like a raised garden or baseboard molding it never looks quite professional. Sometimes it's lack of skill and sometimes just not...
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    I think nesting season for almost all birds most...

    I think nesting season for almost all birds most places is over by July if you can arrange tree work after then, although it's unfortunate to take away a good nesting spot. I had to remove a huge...
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    Very pretty! Those would be unusual around here....

    Very pretty! Those would be unusual around here. My birder friends have told me that tax day is just about when the hummingbirds return here, Past years that has been very close, although we've...
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    Bummer! Loosing a nice tree is bad on it's own,...

    Bummer! Loosing a nice tree is bad on it's own, but ones that you've planted yourself have a special time marker in the progression of life.
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    It might be a little easier choice at 92 than 70,...

    It might be a little easier choice at 92 than 70, depending on the circumstances.
  24. Another vote for Canon. I went through a laser...

    Another vote for Canon. I went through a laser printer and then three Epsons that pooped out shortly after the warranty expired. At the time they were getting used routinely for color printing, but...
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    I read through the article and agree with parts...

    I read through the article and agree with parts and understand that it's all a reasonable perspective. However, I had the impression that she was not caught up in popular or scientific health habits...
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