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    It says on the news that Seattle's air quality is...

    It says on the news that Seattle's air quality is worse than Beijing's, due to BC fires. I'm not seeing or smelling smoke. It might be hazy; I just thought it was typical cloud cover.
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    We'd be a much poorer country without these...

    We'd be a much poorer country without these hard-working immigrants--who make up not only legions of restaurateurs (I remember when the only "ethnic" food you could find in this area was watered down...
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    People have always sorted, categorized, and...

    People have always sorted, categorized, and labeled others. Think Hester Prynne. It's nothing new.
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    I always thought "corporate culture" was an...

    I always thought "corporate culture" was an oxymoron.
    I tended to operate as far under the radar as I could; it worked.
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    So far, it's been quieter than usual here. Even...

    So far, it's been quieter than usual here. Even the float planes aren't taking off. Supposedly, this is a four-day event, of which one and a half have passed without incident. i have sets of earplugs...
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    No Passport Required (PBS) last night featured...

    No Passport Required (PBS) last night featured Ethiopian food and culture. Well worth watching; had me salivating.
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    I like truffle oil with potatoes.

    I like truffle oil with potatoes.
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    There's a big lighted, portable reader board on...

    There's a big lighted, portable reader board on my street this morning. listing hours of a "grind and grade" operation as 3 AM (!) to 4 PM. I don't know where this will be going on, but I know no...
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    Apparently, Portland's Voodoo Donuts is the...

    Apparently, Portland's Voodoo Donuts is the latest target of the Qanon crowd.
    I wonder if this is part of Russia's disruption campaign.
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    Recent studies show that diet (Wahl's Protocol,...

    Recent studies show that diet (Wahl's Protocol, ketogenic, paleo--mostly grain-free, whole foods) can be helpful for bipolar (as well as for seizure disorder, MS. and possibly Parkinson's.) Not to...
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    A lot of "dry clean only" clothes can be...

    A lot of "dry clean only" clothes can be washed--by hand or machine. The trick is determining which ones. i wash everything.
    Also, there is Dryel...
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    I have an acquaintance with bipolar 2; she...

    I have an acquaintance with bipolar 2; she asserts that she enjoys hypomania and usually starts relationships when she's in that phase. i can't imagine how that would be a positive thing--because...
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    Is the backing the same yarn as the outer ring?...

    Is the backing the same yarn as the outer ring? They look like nice and solid!

    (I agree with the ex-supervisor--keep records! I guess he was good for something, after all. :devil:)
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    I love walnut-spinach pesto; it's my favorite so...

    I love walnut-spinach pesto; it's my favorite so far. This sounds pretty good also.
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    Pictures, or it didn't happen. :~)

    Pictures, or it didn't happen. :~)
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    That may be true; look how the virus of naked...

    That may be true; look how the virus of naked greed has mutated in this country--we're within striking distance of an oligarchic coup.
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    I've dropped off donations, but I haven't stopped...

    I've dropped off donations, but I haven't stopped in to shop for a very long time. I'm really overdue for a treasure hunt.

    ETA: excellent price on the Columbia jacket, BTW.



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    I love your view!

    I love your view!
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    Wild strawberries are the best; they grew in the...

    Wild strawberries are the best; they grew in the fields next to my childhood home.
    I knew you could plant the bottom part of scallions, or most any root part of a root vegetable.
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    I'm disgusted to live in a country where people...

    I'm disgusted to live in a country where people are forced to go bankrupt, lose their homes, or die an untimely death due to exorbitant health care costs while billionaires register their yachts in...
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    What a lovely change from that viper's nest you...

    What a lovely change from that viper's nest you just left. Let the niceness abound!
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    I can't address the Yiddish/German thing, but I studied Spanish and Italian, and only rarely got them mixed up. In fact, I had four distinct language classes in a row on a daily basis and was able to...
  23. I studied Arabic and found it very different from...

    I studied Arabic and found it very different from English or the Romance languages. I really don't have any idea how I got through a year of it, I was such a lazy student.

    I imagine rote learning...
  24. Retirement almost makes aging worthwhile--the...

    Retirement almost makes aging worthwhile--the world is now officially your oyster!
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    I had one some 25 years ago, and I was prescribed...

    I had one some 25 years ago, and I was prescribed killer antibiotics (one of the quinolones!) and then they tried to upsell me a CA-125 test (for ovarian cancer) for no apparent reason. Where is that...
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