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  1. Thread: Calmer?

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    There was a PBS special on how Hitler came to...

    There was a PBS special on how Hitler came to power. Some of the Trump actions to incite his disgruntled followers are scarily similar to things that happened in Germany years before he took power....
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    It's funny but many of my long-time Colorado...

    It's funny but many of my long-time Colorado neighbors migrate to Arizona every winter or plan to move there permanently to escape the long, cold winters. Seems like many of the suggestions here...
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    It is interesting to think about how many of our...

    It is interesting to think about how many of our dollars go towards insurance of one type or another. It is currently our highest monthly outgo after groceries. We have had one homeowners claim in...
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    I am reminded of a balloon that the air has been...

    I am reminded of a balloon that the air has been let out of. He will soon be gone.
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    Tonight is red beans and rice (with smoked...

    Tonight is red beans and rice (with smoked sausage). Salad of some sort.
    Just a tiny splash of balsamic or nothing at all since the citrus is juicy.
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    I have often thought of dumping home insurance....

    I have often thought of dumping home insurance. The deductible is so high that it would take a catastrophic event to be useful but...I will keep it. I dropped umbrella as the chances of needing it...
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    Meatless Monday so...pie shell left from...

    Meatless Monday so...pie shell left from Thanksgiving will use for a mushroom, green onion and spinach quiche. Steamed beets with balsamic vinegar and fresh basil. Grapefruit and oranges with avocado...
  8. Thread: Too Much Time

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    I get it - I'm a doer too so it drives me nuts to...

    I get it - I'm a doer too so it drives me nuts to not be busy. I too have something going on with my hands that limits how much I can use them each day. The base of my thumbs are constantly sore. I...
  9. There is a little co-housing community here that...

    There is a little co-housing community here that appeals to me. It is like a little village with separate duplex dwellings surrounding a large communal garden. Located minutes from downtown and set...
  10. We made a huge leap by moving to another state...

    We made a huge leap by moving to another state when we retired. Financially, it allowed us to buy a house with cash and then save the money that would have gone to exorbitant annual property taxes....
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    I was just thinking yesterday about how glad I am...

    I was just thinking yesterday about how glad I am my in-laws made all their plans years ago so that those of us left behind weren't burdened with decisions. MIL is saying she wants to die so it will...
  12. I would have to say empathy. When we try to...

    I would have to say empathy. When we try to understand where another human is coming from, then it follows that we might be more apt to bestow on each other - kindness, consideration, respect,...
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    Just DH and I making a feast. So sad we can't...

    Just DH and I making a feast. So sad we can't spend it with our grand-twins but vow to be there next year.
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    I pretty much live by the one in-one out rule so...

    I pretty much live by the one in-one out rule so not worried about accumulation. I am still looking at coats but have busied myself with projects to reduce online window shopping.
  15. Thread: Doppelgangers

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    DHs doppel is Nick Stellino the Italian chef -...

    DHs doppel is Nick Stellino the Italian chef - beard and all.
  16. Thread: Abundance

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    Today the Colorado sky was blue, the weather warm...

    Today the Colorado sky was blue, the weather warm and Pike's Peak wore a crown of clouds. We walked for several miles. Tomorrow, the crazy wind and maybe snow comes but we will be tucked inside with...
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    The Crown and The Undoing.

    The Crown and The Undoing.
  18. Thread: Doppelgangers

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    All my life, people I meet say I remind them of...

    All my life, people I meet say I remind them of someone but not sure who. Girl next door...Was also told more than once in my 20s that I looked like Faye Dunaway or Penelope Tree as I have an angular...
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    One of the most memorable faux pas of my...

    One of the most memorable faux pas of my workplace involved a brochure that was printed in great quantity and distributed before being caught. The title had the phrase "public affairs" in it but read...
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    temptation to buy stuff lately

    I don't know if it's boredom or the frustration of not being able to get out much or garden, but lately I find myself wanting to buy stuff. A new jacket (mine is ten years old but still functions),...
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    DH and I have been talking about buying his...

    DH and I have been talking about buying his mother's house as a stepping stone to get back "home." It is an hour away from the small town we want to move to. It needs work which we would be willing...
  22. The Chinese govt probably loves that we are so...

    The Chinese govt probably loves that we are so divided and can't move forward. It irks me no end that much of what I buy is made there.
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    I have found that just using the computer mouse...

    I have found that just using the computer mouse for more than an hour a day causes my right hand to cramp up and hurt. It is scary when your hands don't work.
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    I love the leaves. Beautiful.

    I love the leaves. Beautiful.
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    Curried red lentil "stew" cooked with coconut...

    Curried red lentil "stew" cooked with coconut milk, sweet potatoes and cauliflower. Served over brown rice. Salad. Trying to eat less animals.
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