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    That's exactly what happened to me with my...

    That's exactly what happened to me with my grandmother's ring. My rapacious relatives tried to make off with it until my mother produced the card. Now I wish the RR had won because I have to give it...
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    I wish him the best possible luck--with his job...

    I wish him the best possible luck--with his job record, he surely deserves it.
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    Companies used to routinely train their...

    Companies used to routinely train their employees--imagine that!
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    Not for dinner, but might I say...I highly...

    Not for dinner, but might I say...I highly recommend Blue Diamond nut crackers, particularly the almond-sesame variety. I had them with truffle cheese today. I'm making a meat loaf later on, probably...
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    "To serve man," indeed! Going underground to...

    "To serve man," indeed!

    Going underground to survive has been a pretty popular alternative, if the number of existing cities is any clue.
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    Unless they were interested in fresh slaves or a...

    Unless they were interested in fresh slaves or a food source. We seem to spread mayhem wherever we go, so planetary brothers, beware.
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    The Philadelphia Chromosome and Editing Humanity,...

    The Philadelphia Chromosome and Editing Humanity, both medical science non-fiction. They're well-written, but my mind wanders off.
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    Win-win!

    Win-win!
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    Catherine, I don't think your mother's case is...

    Catherine, I don't think your mother's case is unusual. I read a book some years ago about an identical case, and I wonder how many older people are consigned to a human warehouse unnecessarily....
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    I love your color combination--complementary...

    I love your color combination--complementary colors are a favorite of mine.
    Nice balance, also.
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    As we encroach on their territory, it is bound to...

    As we encroach on their territory, it is bound to happen.

    I love the story of one in Oregon that spent the night on a woman's couch. She slow-blinked at it, it blinked back and went back to sleep....
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    It was right in the middle of an ordinary...

    It was right in the middle of an ordinary suburb--not near a wilderness area or anything. A puzzle.
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    Your situation is untenable. I'd say you can't go...

    Your situation is untenable. I'd say you can't go on indefinitely like this, but you probably can--it will just take a terrible toll on your mental and physical health. You have my sympathy.
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    That's my plan. Just another addition to the...

    That's my plan. Just another addition to the first aid kit.
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    My beloved and I were walking around my...

    My beloved and I were walking around my neighborhood years ago and saw a cougar resting in someone's yard; we picked up the pace, and I'm still wondering about that situation...
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    Well, it will be a moot point soon. They're a...

    Well, it will be a moot point soon.
    They're a good tool to have if the situation calls for it.
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    I expect that's an individual problem. Medical...

    I expect that's an individual problem. Medical professionals wear well-fitted N95 masks as a matter of course. They only need not to have gaps anywhere; they don't have to be "tight."
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    He was originally adopted in 1969. There's an...

    He was originally adopted in 1969. There's an update:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jgYKp5nQLk

    ETA: I checked, and lions live about as long as house cats--15 to 25 years, depending on their...
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    Speaking of wild animals, this is an oldie that...

    Speaking of wild animals, this is an oldie that never fails to affect me:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqhJuwUukX8
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    According to extensive testing by the EPA, masks...

    According to extensive testing by the EPA, masks vary widely in effectiveness, but all provide some protection to the wearer.
    ...
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    Rescue stories are always bittersweet. I hate...

    Rescue stories are always bittersweet.
    I hate to think of all the souls who aren't rescued.
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    That's a sweet story for sure, and further proof...

    That's a sweet story for sure, and further proof that all kinds of unlikely combinations of animals can be friends.
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    Yeah--but do they have Mandarin Chocolate? ;-D ...

    Yeah--but do they have Mandarin Chocolate? ;-D

    Toasted Coconut sounds good.

    Jeni's does mail order, or did.
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    A deck is a far cry from a Juliet balcony,...

    A deck is a far cry from a Juliet balcony, indeed.
    "Hideous carbuncle" sums them up nicely.
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    "Influencers" make me roll my eyes so hard I fear...

    "Influencers" make me roll my eyes so hard I fear they'll get stuck, so I avoid them. Especially the mommy wars and fashion victim ones.
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