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    The way I wrote my response implies that I...

    The way I wrote my response implies that I believe all research around cell phones and brains (cancer, low-level RF, etc.) is bad science. I could have worded that better to say that, among the...
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    My thought is that my cell-phone use is not...

    My thought is that my cell-phone use is not chronic. DW and I live quite comfortably on 250 minutes of talk (generously rounded up each fraction of a minute we're off-hook) and several dozen texts a...
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    I'm cooking for two but I really don't think it's...

    I'm cooking for two but I really don't think it's all that different. What works for me:
    - There's a piece of paper on the refrigerator. When I run out of something we use "all the time" (eggs,...
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    We haven't replaced our furnace yet. It is on the...

    We haven't replaced our furnace yet. It is on the schedule, though, since it will cost thousands (also have a central air conditioner which likely will need replacement and they should be replaced...
  6. I agree; excellent analogy. It also touches on...

    I agree; excellent analogy. It also touches on the conversations we've had here occasionally how these (close-to-)end-of-life decisions sometimes uncover skeletons (an affair, children from that...
  7. Life can change pretty darn fast. One good (?)...

    Life can change pretty darn fast. One good (?) fall. A car accident. A rapidly-progressing disease like Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. The average life expectancy in the U.S. is still around the...
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    I got a spiralizer as a gift once. I tried it...

    I got a spiralizer as a gift once. I tried it once or twice and just wasn't crazy about the clean-up and one-trick-pony aspect of it. I gave it to our daughter, who was thinking of trying one. She's...
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    That concept is exactly why cheese costs more at...

    That concept is exactly why cheese costs more at the co-op -- the extraction debt of milk and production are not borne by the folks at ground zero.
  10. Realizing I may have missed a smile emoji there,...

    Realizing I may have missed a smile emoji there, Americans spend a lower proportion of their income for food than almost every other developed nation. This is, in part because we've bought into the...
  11. There is that... (Full disclosure, I don't...

    There is that...

    (Full disclosure, I don't own a single pair of made-in-USA underwear.) I may have related this story in this forum earier, but the first time my current wife went with me to the...
  12. Well, apparently there is Flint and Tinder...

    Well, apparently there is Flint and Tinder. And Union House. And City Boxers. All of them assemble men's underwear of American-grown cotton in America. The prices are breathtaking if you're used to...
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    :( I'm sorry to hear that, SQ. Tough enough to...

    :( I'm sorry to hear that, SQ. Tough enough to climb the mountain without dodging the boulders scrabbling down the path....
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    I'm not sure what that disrupter might be. Uber...

    I'm not sure what that disrupter might be. Uber and AirBnB both took on highly-regulated public-facing businesses with almost-completely-unregulated temporary workers. Not that things were perfect...
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    The State of Minnesota realized this economic...

    The State of Minnesota realized this economic fact several years ago. In the county in which DH works (a suburb of the Twin Cities) there have been no new nursing homes built or expanded in more than...
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    I had several stressful jobs in my career. Some...

    I had several stressful jobs in my career. Some of them were the jobs I liked best.

    But I do believe that haviing control over one's surroundings makes the biggest difference. I burned out on my...
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    Your husband's mother is her own person and can...

    Your husband's mother is her own person and can make her own decisions until those decisions start endangering others (and herself, though our society tends to give individuals more leeway on that)....
  18. We have two sets of those "furniture movers" --...

    We have two sets of those "furniture movers" -- plastic discs with either foam or rubber on the other side. Shove those underneath the corners of the furniture and you can move anything by yourself....
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    rosa, you described the way I reacted. ...

    rosa, you described the way I reacted.

    Catherine, the choice to keep your dog one more night is perfectly understandable. Lives are haunted by regret over decisions that cannot be unmade. I...
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    The TOS (Terms of Service) Kay delineated are...

    The TOS (Terms of Service) Kay delineated are very similar to the TOS one needs to agree to before posting at any reputable on-line news organization. Again, not to denigrate what Kay's paper does;...
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    I see far fewer comments on a given story from...

    I see far fewer comments on a given story from readers of the printed Minneapolis StarTribune than I see for the same story on the StarTribune Web site -- and that on-line commentary starts appearing...
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    Thank you, Kay. I believe real news...

    Thank you, Kay.

    I believe real news organizations in any medium welcome commentary on their reporting/opinion pieces as long as they are responsibly stated and backed up by a name (and, ideally,...
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    Nice selection, razz. Sounds like it was a great...

    Nice selection, razz. Sounds like it was a great event.
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    I agree with the others that a little space (even...

    I agree with the others that a little space (even if it's a couple of days playing hooky from work) will help you gain some perspective.


    I am not a fan of remaining in abusive relationships of...
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    Do you imagine that "Letters to the Editor" are...

    Do you imagine that "Letters to the Editor" are curated any differently?
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