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    Currently reading Lost Without the River by...

    Currently reading Lost Without the River by Barbara Scoblic which is a memoir of her life growing up on a family farm in the 1930s-40s. It takes me back to my days of visiting grandparents on their...
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    Losing a beloved animal friend is one of life's...

    Losing a beloved animal friend is one of life's hardest trials. My condolences.
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    I have artistic talents but am rarely interested...

    I have artistic talents but am rarely interested in creating art anymore.
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    Dazed and Confused (filmed in our old...

    Dazed and Confused (filmed in our old neighborhood and stomping grounds)
    Eraserhead
    PeeWee's Big Adventure
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    I was very aware of it as a teen since my father...

    I was very aware of it as a teen since my father was part of the medical crew at NASA. It seemed like everyone in the country was excited and that it fostered a sense of unity in achieving the goal....
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    I just bought a Turkish cotton bath floor mat...

    I just bought a Turkish cotton bath floor mat from Crate and Barrel to try (no tassels). I don't like the bulky, shedding bath rugs that are hard to launder. I was surprised by how lightweight it is...
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    Springs would be cheaper to live in than Denver....

    Springs would be cheaper to live in than Denver. Never hurts to try especially when that little voice urges you to do so.
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    The Way We Eat Now by Bee Wilson. Really...

    The Way We Eat Now by Bee Wilson. Really interesting analysis of the world's changing food choices/habits over the past few decades and all of the implications.
    The Salt Path by Raynor Winn - about...
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    The only thing I am aware of is a dislike for too...

    The only thing I am aware of is a dislike for too sweet or two salty that has developed over the years, ie most processed food.
  10. Thread: Denver, Now

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    Humans are prolific breeders too:)

    Humans are prolific breeders too:)
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    Random thoughts - Over the years and after...

    Random thoughts - Over the years and after moving, I culled a lot of items that weren't being used so that now, I have what I need in the kitchen with no excess. If I have to replace something, I...
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    Thant's an interesting thought experiment. I grew...

    Thant's an interesting thought experiment. I grew up in San Antonio in an old money hood (though I was not part of that strata). It was a place where old money families married into other old money...
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    Yikes. Just noticed that everyone on our block...

    Yikes. Just noticed that everyone on our block has a flag (and some have multiples) waving....except for us. Our house came with a monstrous telescoping flagpole which we took down. I imagine...
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    Hope you get the house!! It is funny how...

    Hope you get the house!! It is funny how ownership promotes consumerism. We thought we had simplified greatly when we bought present house, but buying "stuff" to maintain, operate and furnish becomes...
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    Second Mountain by David Brooks

    Second Mountain by David Brooks
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    I am in western Colorado now eating loads of just...

    I am in western Colorado now eating loads of just picked cherries - naked - the cherries that is.
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    I bet a lot of the Central American refugees were...

    I bet a lot of the Central American refugees were sold a pack of lies about how many opportunities there would be in the US by the coyotes who led them across miles and charged them for the trip. I...
  18. Thread: Thinning hair

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    Makes me remember those wig things called falls...

    Makes me remember those wig things called falls we used to wear in high school. I got the thick Irish hair gene but I would bet that certain drugs/treatments might hasten hair loss.
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    Ooohhh...check out University of Texas...

    Ooohhh...check out University of Texas Austin...they love to raise money. And they have lots of it. Lots of pretty women too.
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    Haven't seen any lately to rave about but I can't...

    Haven't seen any lately to rave about but I can't listen to Elton John without getting misty-eyed. He was one of my little brother's fave. Coincidentally, my brother died of AIDS in 1991 at the age...
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    Gardeners around here swear by Yum Yum plant...

    Gardeners around here swear by Yum Yum plant food. Not sure of the organic status. My mother used to bury banana peels next to tomatoes (potassium?).
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    I haven't yet read either of the books mentioned...

    I haven't yet read either of the books mentioned but often wish it weren't so easy to make babies. I just read today that a great deal of current mental illness is caused by traumatic events (or...
  23. Thread: 2019 Gardens

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    Irises just now popping out here in Colorado....

    Irises just now popping out here in Colorado. Very strange weather with 8 inches of snow a week ago and very cool wet temps for June. My raised bed veggies just recently popped up and darn if I am...
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    I can only imagine the pain of losing a child. To...

    I can only imagine the pain of losing a child. To get through it must take great strength. I completely get the homesickness. The novelty of the new place wears off and home beckons. I think you...
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    When I worked for a university, I used sick days...

    When I worked for a university, I used sick days whenever I could. Vacation days accrued into a retirement fund that went with me when I retired. Sick days did not.
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