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    Yes, I have "attended" a few really cool events...

    Yes, I have "attended" a few really cool events online--a couple of historical "walking tours" and an author event. I agree that it does make learning more accessible.
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    I am praying for your daughter and your family,...

    I am praying for your daughter and your family, Greg! Hugs to you.
  3. I just did one last night! So here's a...

    I just did one last night!

    So here's a pre-challenge soup:
    Chop 1.5 lbs of mushrooms (any kind, but I used baby bella) and 2 medium onions.
    Cook the onions gently with a pinch of salt in a...
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    Cool--sounds like we like the same books. The...

    Cool--sounds like we like the same books. The Dollmaker is such an awesome story!! And so is We Were the Mulvaneys--and you're right. I was on a plane and had to ask the flight attendant for a...
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    Yeah, I expect that restaurants down south will...

    Yeah, I expect that restaurants down south will fare much better than the northern restaurants that have to close down their al fresco dining soon if they haven't already. My son was laid off again...
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    Top 3 Works of Fiction

    What the best works of fiction you have ever read?

    Let's break it down....

    What are: a) What you think are the top 3 fiction books written and b) 3 works of fiction you would recommend to the...
  7. Like Ben & Jerry's ice cream, it's hard to pick...

    Like Ben & Jerry's ice cream, it's hard to pick just one.

    That's why I actually had a bracelet made for myself with stones representing my elders and the virtues I associated with them. I was so...
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    Yes.. it was wonderful.. The little abused (I...

    Yes.. it was wonderful.. The little abused (I think?) white girl who wound up living with 3 Black women. https://www.amazon.com/Secret-Life-Bees-Monk-Kidd/dp/0142001740
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    Wow!! I love that we all here got to go on this...

    Wow!! I love that we all here got to go on this journey with you!! Thank you for sharing the pictures.
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    Very interesting. It helps to explain why "facts"...

    Very interesting. It helps to explain why "facts" that are so obvious to one person are not obvious at all to other people.
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    I can offer, but I'm sure they specifically want...

    I can offer, but I'm sure they specifically want in person and eventually if they can't get anyone to travel, they'll probably have to be satisfied with telephone interviews or video interviews. I...
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    I noticed through an online NJ community forum...

    I noticed through an online NJ community forum that the Regal Cinemas that was about 5 minutes from our NJ house has closed. I never even thought about movie theatres! Who would go to the movies...
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    I think it's odd that someone scheduled an...

    I think it's odd that someone scheduled an interview with you and it didn't happen. What kind of interview was it? Phone? Zoom? I hate to sound as if I'm insulting to your intelligence (no insult...
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    Peter Singer made a distinction in his book...

    Peter Singer made a distinction in his book Animal Liberation between sentient and non-sentient beings. Of course, that's a fuzzy line, too, and he wrote the book quite a while ago and now you could...
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    I was shocked to get invited to do a set of...

    I was shocked to get invited to do a set of in-person interviews in a market research facility in 2-3 weeks. 10 nurses, 5 doctors. It would be in Boston or NJ. I usually have a very difficult time...
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    You are absolutely right. I'm talking about...

    You are absolutely right. I'm talking about hunting for food only.
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    I'm not talking about the ends.. I said in the OP...

    I'm not talking about the ends.. I said in the OP that small fish are eaten by big fish and that is the way of life.

    I'm talking about the means. I'm talking about how most people will breeze...
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    Probably a bean burrito and a nice green salad.

    Probably a bean burrito and a nice green salad.
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    I used to get grassfed beef at a farm in New...

    I used to get grassfed beef at a farm in New Jersey. The first time I went there, the owner walked me around to the cows and said, "Here's Missy. Here's Nellie." I couldn't imagine naming an animal...
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    We had a mouse infestation issue a couple of...

    We had a mouse infestation issue a couple of years ago, and at first I had my little humane catch-and-release trap. But when I realized that we had a whole MouseTown living in our kitchen, I got an...
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    I'm not that revulsed.. Wait a day and I'll never...

    I'm not that revulsed.. Wait a day and I'll never be able to find that picture again on the news feed. My mixed feelings have to do with feeling sad for the bear but happy for my neighbor. I do...
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    I can't fish... I go with DH and DS, but I turn...

    I can't fish... I go with DH and DS, but I turn my back even when they put the worm on the hook. Forget it when they catch a fish, and even if they are releasing it, I hate it when they are twisting...
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    Hunting

    As I've mentioned, my neighbors are great people, but culturally distant from us. We moved up here from suburban NJ. They are self-described "rednecks" and proud of it. We love each other as friends...
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    I loved The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

    I loved The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
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    He was 92. Let's celebrate his life... Maybe...

    He was 92. Let's celebrate his life...

    Maybe we can be grateful to him for the possibility that there is so much more to life than our experience can see. (Whether or not he was the best person to...
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