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  1. Thread: Bezos Beyond

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    Oh. That kind of math. Well, I guess there's a...

    Oh. That kind of math. Well, I guess there's a limit to what we can control as far as that goes.
  2. Thread: Bezos Beyond

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    Bezos was the one that suggested that climate...

    Bezos was the one that suggested that climate change, pollution and industry is what is necessitating some people wanting to ditch the Titanic. I'm assuming the math you are referring to is the...
  3. Thread: Bezos Beyond

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    I think Jeff Bezos has made a comment that is...

    I think Jeff Bezos has made a comment that is both correct and infuriating, and that is:

    "We humans have to go to space if we are going to continue to have a thriving civilization. We have become...
  4. Thread: June Frugals

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    I just realized that our transfer station gives...

    I just realized that our transfer station gives away free--whatever you call it. DH calls it sawdust; I call it wood chips/mulch, but it's something in-between, and I realized that it's perfect to...
  5. Thread: June Frugals

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    I thought I was the only one in love with my 5...

    I thought I was the only one in love with my 5 gallon buckets (with lids!). I always thought I was a city mouse, but when I realize I have an obsession with cast iron, pitchforks, and 5-gallon...
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    My son's "best tip" story was about a couple that...

    My son's "best tip" story was about a couple that sat in his section and he had just finished slicing bread and didn't realize he had cornstarch and crumbs on his black pants. He always says he can...
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    Thank you, Terry! On behalf of my son,...

    Thank you, Terry!



    On behalf of my son, and all the other servers out there, thank you, Jeppy.
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    There was an article in the NY Times...

    There was an article in the NY Times that I sent my son a couple of months ago that talked about this--how horribly servers are treated--and even worse because they wear masks (especially females)....
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    Actually my son is in Nashville for a month to...

    Actually my son is in Nashville for a month to test the waters in the music scene. He's been playing open mics 3-4 nights a week, was offered a Showcase and has joined a songwriter's collective. He...
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    Wow. Don't butt in?? You're her daughter!!! ...

    Wow. Don't butt in?? You're her daughter!!! What hold does your family have on these "professionals"? What a nightmare.
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    Absolutely! I think the doctor liked my mother's...

    Absolutely! I think the doctor liked my mother's sense of humor. When he was filling out the form, he asked her, "Are you single? Married? Separate? Divorced?" She quipped, "All of the above"--which...
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    Doesn't it involve certification by a physician? ...

    Doesn't it involve certification by a physician? There's probably some subjectivity there.. I don't know if there are standards.

    I'm sure you've already researched, but here's one site with some...
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    What I liken this to is the attention the Taliban...

    What I liken this to is the attention the Taliban got when they threatened (and finally executed) the destruction of two ancient stone Buddha statues. I was really, really sad to hear that. I'm not...
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    OMG. I want one. One of my favorite color...

    OMG. I want one. One of my favorite color combinations, and so harmonious yet whimsical.

    If that's what you're doing with your extra time, it's time well spent!
  15. Thread: Chipmunks

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    I haven't had pests in my VT garden for the years...

    I haven't had pests in my VT garden for the years I've been here. No deer, no chipmunks, no rabbits--nothing. In New Jersey I had all of the above. I wonder if it's because the community is like a...
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    One of my Baltimore colleagues posted a video on...

    One of my Baltimore colleagues posted a video on Facebook describing both the sound of them (from near and far) and showing the piles and piles of exoskeletons in his yard. We're missing it this year...
  17. Thread: Garden 2021

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    Well, then it's a good thing we've found our...

    Well, then it's a good thing we've found our "tribe"--neighbors on both sides grow and partake. (FWIW, I don't partake--I do not like smoking pot--I'm introspective and introverted to begin with, and...
  18. Thread: Garden 2021

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    My husband has been on medical marijuana for a...

    My husband has been on medical marijuana for a couple of years now--originally he had a card in New Jersey and then got one in Vermont. These dispensaries are so interesting--the one in NJ looked...
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    I've learned that alcohol increases my resting...

    I've learned that alcohol increases my resting heart rate and decreases my heart rate variability. I've cut way back on alcohol because I figure having a high heart rate is like having high mileage...
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    oldhat, you taught Shakespeare?? So cool. I...

    oldhat, you taught Shakespeare?? So cool. I remember not being able to sleep one night because I was worrying about Shakespeare fading into oblivion. haha! I haven't read his work in a long time, but...
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    I'm in favor of the cream/black and red accents,...

    I'm in favor of the cream/black and red accents, too!
  22. Thread: Garden 2021

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    Very nice! I love both petunias and coleus, so I...

    Very nice! I love both petunias and coleus, so I love your arrangement!
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    I completely agree with your thoughts on liberal...

    I completely agree with your thoughts on liberal arts education. I often think the same thing about how people used to be so diverse and skilled in so many areas. Now we're experts how to access our...
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    I'd say 8. We never did a lot of going out...

    I'd say 8. We never did a lot of going out anyway, and now the only thing is, 75% of the business are not requiring masks, so it gives a greater feeling of normalcy.
  25. Thread: Garden 2021

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    We replaced the raw, natural tree limb edging...

    We replaced the raw, natural tree limb edging that our prior owners had used with new cedar boxes lthat we built ourselves this weekend. I expanded my pollinator garden to include Jacob's ladder,...
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