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    Beckyliz, sorry to read this. Hope he is...

    Beckyliz, sorry to read this. Hope he is eligible for Medicaid so that you have some help. Good luck!
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    Thanks for sharing that video, jp. What a...

    Thanks for sharing that video, jp.
    What a remarkable family! Would like to revisit them, and, especially, to see how their lives - all three of them - change over time.
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    Before Russia ever set up missiles in Cuba, the...

    Before Russia ever set up missiles in Cuba, the US had thousands of warheads in Europe capable of easily reaching Russia. The final threat was our placing nuclear missiles in Turkey in 1961.
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    Lessons Ian McEwan

    Lessons
    Ian McEwan
  5. Thread: Oberlin Episode

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    This, in brief, is what it's about....

    This, in brief, is what it's about.
    https://www.gradesaver.com/the-bonfire-of-the-vanities

    I read it twice and saw the film also. No one can skewer pompous folks in whatever bubble they occupy...
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    Originally Posted by flowerseverywhere View Post...

    Originally Posted by flowerseverywhere View Post


    My husband is in a clinical trial in a major cancer center. His MD was presenting to the FDA last week. The trial has been so successful they are...
  7. Thread: Cancer

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    Will be thinking of the two of you and hoping for...

    Will be thinking of the two of you and hoping for his recovery.
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    +1 Love the sound effects too!

    +1
    Love the sound effects too!
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    Rove denies saying this, but The National says he...

    Rove denies saying this, but The National says he did.
    https://pitchfork.com/news/karl-rove-reviews-the-nationals-rove-referencing-walk-it-back/

    I'll believe The National.
    Enjoy!
  10. Really enjoyed series and am happy to learn there...

    Really enjoyed series and am happy to learn there will be more!
  11. Thread: Costco shoppers

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    Agree. Rx savings more than pay for membership

    Agree. Rx savings more than pay for membership
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    I've heard serious pundits opining that Biden is...

    I've heard serious pundits opining that Biden is holding a place for the best candidate the Dems can run in the primary. Biden declares his candidacy, blocking VP Harris from running until the...
  13. Thread: Roe v Wade

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    +1

    +1
  14. Thread: Fk this crap

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    JP, precisely. Never safe. Always essential for...

    JP, precisely. Never safe. Always essential for everyday folks.

    I grew up in NYC as had my parents before me. Everyone I knew used NYC Transit. How else would you get anywhere living in any of...
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    Thanks, Tybee. I wish I had Denver's power of...

    Thanks, Tybee. I wish I had Denver's power of expression. I wish his had been enough to persuade the powerful.
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    The only things I still am deeply attached to at...

    The only things I still am deeply attached to at 72 are those my mother made. On these last moves, I began letting many of them go. I agree with you that moving long distances, especially to...
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    Going down hills as well. Was grateful this...

    Going down hills as well. Was grateful this winter to be driving down a treacherously icy hill with a standard shift.
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    Razz, she was interviewed by Ezra Klein recently....

    Razz, she was interviewed by Ezra Klein recently. The audio and transcript are here:
    https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/11/podcasts/transcript-ezra-klein-interviews-johann-hari.html

    I really...
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    Regarding photos: We moved three times in ten...

    Regarding photos: We moved three times in ten years, downsizing each time. The first time we moved boxes of photos in their dated envelopes. The second time, we went through every envelope and...
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    Billy Strings:...

    Billy Strings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFEZOjtrwls[/QUOTE]

    Wow! So much talent!
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    Having a happy reunion with the work of Doris...

    Having a happy reunion with the work of Doris Lessing. Her stories have aged well for me.
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    [QUOTE=razz;403196]30 years ago NASA upon request...

    [QUOTE=razz;403196]30 years ago NASA upon request from Carl Sagan to turn Voyager 1 around and take one last picture of earth as it left on a long voyage. Carl and his wife, Anne Druyan, developed...
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    Thanks, Razz and Jane.

    Thanks, Razz and Jane.
  24. Thread: Thich Nhat Hanh

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    I had the good fortune to sit two retreats with...

    I had the good fortune to sit two retreats with him in upstate New York. Both times, a good percentage of the retreatants were American veterans of the Vietnam War. Many of them found blessed...
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    Likewise and likewise, and creating what we call...

    Likewise and likewise, and creating what we call in our house "medleys of leftovers."
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