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    I do love internet rabbit holes. I was reading...

    I do love internet rabbit holes.

    I was reading Ezra Klein's latest essay in the NYTimes: "I DIdn't Want it to be True, but the Medium Really is the Message." The...
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    Well, I do my best to stick to natives.. I'll say...

    Well, I do my best to stick to natives.. I'll say that. I have native asters, milkweed, bluestem grasses, rudbeckia, echinacea. My one digression is balloon flower--I have a small patch of that.
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    When it comes to geopolitics with plants, I'm an...

    When it comes to geopolitics with plants, I'm an isolationist. I stick with native plants, which means I don't have to make tough decisions about accepting/reecting plants of Chinese or Russian...
  4. Thread: August Purge

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    Yes, you sound like you have what we had last...

    Yes, you sound like you have what we had last year. There was a nest in the compost and a nest in dead wood (see picture). I only got stung twice when I disrupted the compost pile, but the "Bee...
  5. Thread: Gas prices

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    How does that translate to mpg? How does that...

    How does that translate to mpg? How does that compare to price of gas? My hybrid gets 50mpg, and I fill my car up once a month ($30) or sometimes twice. What are your costs per mile?
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    There are a lot of manufactured home communities...

    There are a lot of manufactured home communities up here in Vermont. Our neighbor's brother raised his family in one and he's probably lived in it for about 30 years. I never heard him complain about...
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    Very nice! Beautiful fenced-in yard and it looks...

    Very nice! Beautiful fenced-in yard and it looks like it's pretty move-in ready. Nice views! I understand that it would be stressful trying to get to work in the winter--I wonder if you could find...
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    Same has happened to me!! One of my best friends...

    Same has happened to me!! One of my best friends my freshman year at college--we kept in touch for a few years and then lost touch. She entered the convent at one point but gave it up because she...
  9. According to my reliable Google source: "If...

    According to my reliable Google source:

    "If you are already anticipating the next chapter in the Netflix series, feel free to relax because the new season will be amongst us in November 2022. The...
  10. I'm a Crown fan. I also blew through all the...

    I'm a Crown fan. I also blew through all the seasons. I agree with iris lilies' take on Claire Foy and Gillian Anderson, and the actress who played Margaret. My girl crush is on Olivia Coleman. I've...
  11. Like Jeppy, I keep a budget and I track my...

    Like Jeppy, I keep a budget and I track my expenditures almost to the penny, so if I see something out of whack, I either cut back on something else, or the next month try to even it out. I am fine...
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    I see Thomas Friedman, who I respect, is calling...

    I see Thomas Friedman, who I respect, is calling Pelosi's trip "reckless and irresponsible" and that nothing good could come of it.
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    Yes, I just finished it! Very interesting...

    Yes, I just finished it! Very interesting insights. Thanks for the recommendation!
  14. Thread: Whiney Whine

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    In that list I posted of affordable towns in NH,...

    In that list I posted of affordable towns in NH, Keene is in the county you're targeting. Is that too far northwest for you? Also, how far are you willing to travel for shopping, etc. I am in a...
  15. Thread: Whiney Whine

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    Do you have any particular towns or cities you're...

    Do you have any particular towns or cities you're attracted to in the "Live Free Or Die" state?

    Here's a list of affordable cities according to home prices to income ratios
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    Fantastic suggestions! Thank you! She...

    Fantastic suggestions! Thank you!



    She doesn't want constant, cloying attention along the lines of "Can I get you_____?" every 15 minutes. She said if she wants something she'll ask for it. I...
  17. I have to say, my biggest minimalist inspiration...

    I have to say, my biggest minimalist inspiration are the Nearings! They had one bowl and one pair of chopsticks each. When people visited, Scott and Helen asked them to bring a stone, which they used...
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    Andrew Dice Clay's comedy album is literally the...

    Andrew Dice Clay's comedy album is literally the only record album I confiscated from my kids when my they were growing up.
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    The Andrew Dice Clays of political discourse are...

    The Andrew Dice Clays of political discourse are all over the place. (I originally was going to say the Chris Farleys of political discourse--meaning pundits like Limbaugh are only good for making...
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    Good for her!

    Good for her!
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    I'm such a fan of minestrone these days. It's...

    I'm such a fan of minestrone these days. It's such an easy way to use summer vegetables. I made a batch last night and gave some to my daughter and some to my neighbor. 30 minutes from heating up...
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    Thank you. Regarding pushing, I'm the queen of...

    Thank you.

    Regarding pushing, I'm the queen of not listening to the doctors. I had one son born on the delivery table extension with no one there because I just felt like pushing, whether the...
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    Advice for birth partner (me)

    My daughter is having her baby any time now. Two days past due date. I am a designated birth partner, along with her husband.

    She wants me there mainly to guide her through relaxing breathing...
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    Wow, Gaetz's rant is certainly mean and nasty. ...

    Wow, Gaetz's rant is certainly mean and nasty.

    I have observed that on Facebook, where I have both liberal and conservative friends that post, my conservative friends are much, much more likely to...
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    Yes, but we can benefit from their wisdom without...

    Yes, but we can benefit from their wisdom without sacrificing some of the progress we've made. Their wisdom can point us in the direction of a "sharing" mentality rather than a "devouring" mentality.
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