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    Congratulations! It's wonderful to be near...

    Congratulations! It's wonderful to be near family, and so glad it's working out, overall. If you are not working, and there's no stress, commenting isn't as big a deal. Enjoy your grandkids as much...
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    The Tao of Permaculture

    My permaculture teacher posted this on Facebook: his interpretation of a few verses of the Tao Te Ching. This post is partially in response to the thread LDAHL started about "The Case Against Living"...
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    You have a wise crystal ball :)

    You have a wise crystal ball :)
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    The point is, he is absolute in his assertion...

    The point is, he is absolute in his assertion that "people" should not have kids, while not knowing what their experience is going to be. He's predicting trauma and horror, and God knows there's a...
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    Wow. This will take at least the weekend to...

    Wow. This will take at least the weekend to digest. I think there are many different approaches to this:

    The Natural: Earth is in a constant state of growth, and by being born we are just doing...
  6. Thread: Cholesterol

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    I have been to presentations where doctors have...

    I have been to presentations where doctors have touted statins as a wonder drug, with benefits that go beyond cholesterol-lowering. That was back when Lipitor first came out. My doctor swears by...
  7. Great news! I stopped reading it when he left.

    Great news! I stopped reading it when he left.
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    Me, too, Cathy. But to your point, it can get...

    Me, too, Cathy. But to your point, it can get nasty to give them free rein, at least in terms of the poop factor. So DH likes the swift retribution and I like the second chance. Both work. Both have...
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    It got great reviews on Amazon, and I have to...

    It got great reviews on Amazon, and I have to say, it seemed easy to lure the mice. I had a block of cheddar cheese and I just broke off a few bits and scattered them in the box. We actually found we...
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    Mouse Holocaust

    We noticed we had at LEAST one mouse that would scurry across the kitchen counter and then run up inside the back of the stove whenever we turned on the kitchen light.

    So DH went out and got his...
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    When you are visiting for a short period of time...

    When you are visiting for a short period of time (like a weekend), you typically pick and choose your strategy. I have family in CT and when I get a day, I try to drive up there to see SOMEBODY. And...
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    40 years for us! I can't believe it. It's been a...

    40 years for us! I can't believe it. It's been a great ride--sometimes a scary roller coaster, but who doesn't need a few thrills in life?
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    I have 4 hours volunteer work I need to complete...

    I have 4 hours volunteer work I need to complete today, cleaning out community gardens for the winter, as part of my Master Gardener program. DONE

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    A like both of those films, but Schindler's List...

    A like both of those films, but Schindler's List reduced me to sobs, and, like Donald Trump, I don't cry :). I just like that type of schmaltz. I cried buckets watching many schmaltzy, idealistic...
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    Not a film per se, but just saw the documentary...

    Not a film per se, but just saw the documentary "Spielberg" about Steven Spielberg. It was really great. You forget about how many great movies he made, and the biopic also did a nice job of taking...
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    Our local farmer says he has to consume 6000 a...

    Our local farmer says he has to consume 6000 a day--a couple of years ago he didn't have a tractor and was tilling and managing 2 acres of land by hand... no wonder he needed so much fuel!

    Our...
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    I got it, IL. Thank you. You're right--and I...

    I got it, IL. Thank you. You're right--and I don't take my family for granted. I guess I have been of the mindset that I want to gift my kids what I have been gifted. My grandfather paid for my...
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    If there is ONLY a $600 gap that you can easily...

    If there is ONLY a $600 gap that you can easily plug with a part time job if you want to, I say go for it! Why wait??
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    Thank you. I agree with everything you said, and...

    Thank you. I agree with everything you said, and I would hope at this point I have learned my lessons about debt!
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    We're closing on HIS house this week!

    We're closing on HIS house this week!
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    Have a great time, ZG!! It really looks like a...

    Have a great time, ZG!! It really looks like a cool thing! I had never heard of Maker Faires before. I Googled it and it looks like tons of fun!
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    I have 4 hours volunteer work I need to complete...

    I have 4 hours volunteer work I need to complete today, cleaning out community gardens for the winter, as part of my Master Gardener program.

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    Never Cry for Money

    I watch Shark Tank a lot. It's really a fun show. For those unfamiliar/unplugged: A panel of five millionaire/billionaire entrepreneurs listen to starting entrepreneurs' pitches to invest in their...
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    Closing this week! Will be paying off nearly all...

    Closing this week! Will be paying off nearly all debt. Plan to be completely debt free in six months or less.
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    I feel lucky in a way that I don't have to...

    I feel lucky in a way that I don't have to "quit." For me to quit I'd simply just stop taking projects. Thanks to my rough couple of weeks with more to come the thought of taking down my shingle...
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