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    I'm so sorry that you are ill; I hope knowing...

    I'm so sorry that you are ill; I hope knowing that you will have at least some regular income helps to take the strain off!

    What a crazy system that makes people wait years to get disability....
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    I love the Super Bowl! All the hiking trails were...

    I love the Super Bowl! All the hiking trails were deserted yesterday, and it was just beautiful out :)
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    Cool! I'm looking forward to playing around with...

    Cool! I'm looking forward to playing around with that.
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    Killjoy :)

    Killjoy :)
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    Pathological? Rob has many times pointed out the...

    Pathological? Rob has many times pointed out the failures in the American medical system and the unjust treatment of non-whites and immigrants, and noted that many other countries are succeeding in...
  6. My dh and I are white middle class Americans and...

    My dh and I are white middle class Americans and feel no despair of this kind. My greatest fears are for the environment.

    I don't understand this broken-heartedness.
  7. Congratulations on your retirement! I can...

    Congratulations on your retirement! I can completely empathize with your feelings of loss (that's why I ended up starting a new job 2 weeks after my official retirement.) I'm glad you feel you are...
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    We're starting training in a couple of week. I...

    We're starting training in a couple of week. I know I need it! I actually pulled a muscle in my back yesterday because she was tugging at the leash so hard.
    (To be fair, she's generally excellent...
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    Okay, had to look up what the heck "soy curls"...

    Okay, had to look up what the heck "soy curls" are. So they are a meat substitute?
    They sell them on Amazon, but seem pretty expensive.
    Almost $12.00 per pound?
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    I'm still acclimating to my new home town, and...

    I'm still acclimating to my new home town, and plan to volunteer more in the future.

    I currently volunteer one day a week (4 hours) at the public library. I really enjoy it; lots of little kids,...
  11. Well, that was kind of depressing (I wasn't able...

    Well, that was kind of depressing (I wasn't able to watch the video.)



    This seems true to me. The trick is getting that first mortgage paid off when you are young.
    Where I live, it is hard for...
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    Oh, thanks so much for your replies! She did...

    Oh, thanks so much for your replies!
    She did seem to get over it very quickly, no lasting damage.
    My nose recovered too :)
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    Puppy biting

    My 4.5 month old border collie is teething and chews on anything she can find. We let her lick our finger but if she starts gnawing we YELP loudly and back away, ignoring her.

    This evening I was...
  14. My daughter is writing an entry for this contest:...

    My daughter is writing an entry for this contest: Calling All Teens Who Don't Want to Grow Up in Trump's America
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    Thanks for posting, Zoe Girl - lots of things to...

    Thanks for posting, Zoe Girl - lots of things to discuss in that article.

    I agree with ANM about "Making yourself the kind of person someone else wants to have a relationship with." I don't feel I...
  16. Ikea, recycling furniture, and "Peak stuff"

    Ikea has started a program for people to repair/recycle/re-use their Ikea furniture.

    This article, Ikea Wants You To Stop Throwing Away Your Ikea Furniture, has some interesting ideas, including...
  17. I never have. I just scrub them out and put them...

    I never have. I just scrub them out and put them in the sun to dry, no bleach or anything.
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    Lessisbest, thank you for posting the link to...

    Lessisbest, thank you for posting the link to that article! I drink a lot of tea, and had never heard of potential toxicity (especially in rooibos.)
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    I agree with what Miss Cellane said. Set your...

    I agree with what Miss Cellane said.
    Set your goals, whether you want to travel, get a degree, start a business, retire in 10 years... then make all your decisions based on whether they are going...
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    I took a $100 dollar per month reduction in my...

    I took a $100 dollar per month reduction in my pension so that my DD will get $500 per month, for life, after my death.
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    I need to preface this by saying I'm not a...

    I need to preface this by saying I'm not a financial person - every year I throw all my papers in a box and give them to our trusty tax guy to work out. My idea of budgeting is shopping at Goodwill...
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    I used to love Earl Grey but I became very...

    I used to love Earl Grey but I became very sensitive to caffeine. I haven't found a decaffeinated Earl Grey that has a rich tea taste. I sometimes drink a rooibos "Earl Grey", but it isn't the same....
  23. I think people equate socialism with higher...

    I think people equate socialism with higher taxes, and that puts them off. Many people are wary of giving the government more power, which is what is implied in socialism.

    And I do think the...
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    How inspiring! 68 items - fantastic! While I...

    How inspiring! 68 items - fantastic!

    While I have simplified the clothes I actually wear, I have yet to downsize my wardrobe to reflect that. I'm still under the "I might need that someday!"...
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    Hi water goddess, I think FB can be a good way...

    Hi water goddess,

    I think FB can be a good way to stay current with family and a few close friends. I didn't understand the nature of the beast when I first signed up and now I have a lot of...
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