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    Grazie for your good wishes! Glad folks have...

    Grazie for your good wishes! Glad folks have enjoyed the area... Yes, we'll be seeking out small, neighborhood, casual eateries for sure. Those where the menu is not in English...we like simple and...
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    I'm usually pretty good about healthy food...

    I'm usually pretty good about healthy food choices. But yesterday, for some reason, I had a hankering for onion rings and when the order taker at our local cafe asked if I wanted onion rings with my...
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    We've been saving for an Italy trip for a few...

    We've been saving for an Italy trip for a few years. In Sept., we'll be going to the Italian Lakes for 3 weeks...traveling by train, bus and ferries....hope to do some hiking, bike riding, and...
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    Some people can lower their blood pressure and...

    Some people can lower their blood pressure and avoid prescribed meds through lifestyle choices -- diet, exercise, stress reduction, and such.

    I find when I go to the gym and do 1.5 hour routine...
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    Me, I jazz up my anti-inflammatory diet with lots...

    Me, I jazz up my anti-inflammatory diet with lots of lemon juice/lemon zest, garlic, fresh basil and some olive oil...I could eat cardboard using those four ingredients.

    Garlic is amazing for...
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    Good topic. I am doing my very best to make...

    Good topic. I am doing my very best to make peace with growing old(er). It's inevitable. I do admit to reading the obits in my local paper and cheering when someone's died who is quite a bit older...
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    What strikes me now is how crowded every where...

    What strikes me now is how crowded every where seems. Roads, parks, vacation spots. Cities.

    World population in 1968 was 3,551,880,700.

    World population now is around 7,632,819,325.

    So...
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    Since I've not convinced my spouse that we should...

    Since I've not convinced my spouse that we should travel device-free, looks like we'll invest in a tablet..our iPhone is so slow (likely needs a new battery) and runs out of juice so quickly, hope a...
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    Simple Travel

    Does anyone travel very simply, lightly -- out of a backpack kind of travel?l. And maybe without any electronic devices?

    I'm finding all the electronic devices distracting, would like to venture...
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    We rented from Netflix the 2015 film Trumbo. ...

    We rented from Netflix the 2015 film Trumbo. Watched it last night. Oh my! BEST film we've seen in a couple of years. Powerful, timely and amazing acting. A high recommend.
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    I wrote this poem for my solstice ritual with my...

    I wrote this poem for my solstice ritual with my friends a few years back...feel free to use if you like:

    Circle Women

    Circle women, gather closer,
    draw near, gain comfort.
    On this eve of...
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    We purchased a small frig in Almond to match...

    We purchased a small frig in Almond to match other appliances and without any features such as ice-maker and water in the door. I like to shop frequently for fresh produce so it doesn't go bad and I...
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    I'm with Herbgeek...I always chose the "road not...

    I'm with Herbgeek...I always chose the "road not taken" and that has made all the difference. Plus I'm a member of a 2% of U.S. population minority, so how could I be "normal"?? Normal sounds kind...
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    I would counter-protest under certain conditions....

    I would counter-protest under certain conditions. I hate violence. I would participate in a peaceful demonstration separated by distance from the group (and viewpoints) I'm protesting against.
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    I'd opt for Norway. Had a Norwegian Elkhound...

    I'd opt for Norway. Had a Norwegian Elkhound once. She was a good dog. Norway has fjords. I rest my case.
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    Sure, eating wholesome food benefits our health...

    Sure, eating wholesome food benefits our health in wonderful ways. Living on fast and processed crappy food is very likely to harm our health. Don't we all know that by now? But our diets have...
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    That was interesting, indeed. There were many...

    That was interesting, indeed. There were many gorgeous older women--and some men, too. I would have liked to have seen some women more natural, without the heavy make-up and with simpler clothes....
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    Yep, my body has changed post-menopause, too. ...

    Yep, my body has changed post-menopause, too. Thicker torso...yep. I work like heck at the gym to keep a defined waist--otherwise I turn into a complete turnip shape...and let's not talk about the...
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    Yes, I think a news fast is good for our peace of...

    Yes, I think a news fast is good for our peace of mind. It's hard to achieve, though, don't you think?

    I see the headlines every time I turn on the computer. People on Facebook talk about...
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    Love those good buys! Yum... And yes, if what...

    Love those good buys! Yum...

    And yes, if what I need isn't mission critical, sometimes I just set an intention and wait for the universe to turn it up at a frugal price..which often happens...
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    You made me laugh, Jane. You captured the...

    You made me laugh, Jane. You captured the scenario precisely! After I left I thought maybe I should have offered to split the Medicare payment with him so we'd both profit. But on second thought,...
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    Oh, I agree. I figured if the cardiologist...

    Oh, I agree. I figured if the cardiologist couldn't make his diagnosis complete without yet another test, then maybe he was not a whiz at diagnosing. Actually, he did tell me my pre-mature heart...
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    Went to buy a lamp for my office/bedroom. Wanted...

    Went to buy a lamp for my office/bedroom. Wanted something with different task lighting capabilities. Went to favorite thrift store. There, sitting outside, was a pole lamp with five lights on...
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    Curious, Jane. Do you not get tests such as a...

    Curious, Jane. Do you not get tests such as a mammogram or colonoscopy? I'm being bugged to get a mammogram as a year has passed...not sure I want to get this one...I hate exposing my body to more...
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    I appreciate your comments and observations. I...

    I appreciate your comments and observations. I think I've traced the palpitations to whenever I fall off my usual low-sodium (high blood pressure) wagon and have a day or two of high sodium...
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