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    All the Burlington-area members of my family...

    All the Burlington-area members of my family would normally be going to my son's house for Thanksgiving, but we decided not to do that this year, so he and his wife and two kids will be spending...
  2. I think you guys are overanalyzing the Golden...

    I think you guys are overanalyzing the Golden Rule.
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    Leftover night: a little meatloaf, a little...

    Leftover night: a little meatloaf, a little salmon, a little baked ham, and mushroom barley soup.
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    That sounds like three perfect days! You really...

    That sounds like three perfect days! You really packed in a LOT!!
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    Doppelgangers

    I'm starting this whole thread because the news is reporting that Biden is considering Janet Yellen as Treasury Secretary. Janet Yellen is my Scottish MIL's doppelgänger. They could be twins. I've...
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    Most of my books are Amazon, but I've started to...

    Most of my books are Amazon, but I've started to rein in my one-click trigger finger. I often get Amazon kindle books free or very cheap, though, through Kindle Unlimited.

    If it's not Amazon or...
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    I don't think Sr. Joan's admonition was...

    I don't think Sr. Joan's admonition was hysteria--I think it was a very well-reasoned appeal to be ever-vigilant. That slipping off the path can creep up on any group of citizens and become a...
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    Just started Flying Blind: One Man's Adventures...

    Just started Flying Blind: One Man's Adventures Battling Buckthorn, Making Peace with Authority, and Creating a Home for Endangered Bats by Don Mitchell. Entertaining so far.
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    Smoked salmon/lox is one of my very favorites. If...

    Smoked salmon/lox is one of my very favorites. If I were being executed, I'd probably ask for lox & bagels with capers and red onions as my last meal.
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    Step inside any airport and see how servers have...

    Step inside any airport and see how servers have been replaced by iPads.
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    But do you ascribe that unreasonable belief to...

    But do you ascribe that unreasonable belief to any reasonable people? Yes, a ton of Republicans believe the election was stolen, and I have to believe that some of them, including my husband, are...
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    I just broached the topic of politics for the...

    I just broached the topic of politics for the first time since the election since it's a very sensitive topic in our household. I asked DH, with the disclaimer, "I don't want to get into a political...
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    We took a trip to Lowe's this afternoon and...

    We took a trip to Lowe's this afternoon and stopped at our favorite fish market, which is across the street, so we're having fresh salmon in a honey balsamic reduction sauce, fingerling potatoes and...
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    Disclaimer: I am not a cook, nor do I claim to be...

    Disclaimer: I am not a cook, nor do I claim to be one, nor do I play one on TV... but what I've learned through 68 Thanksgivings and through osmosis from DH The Chef, so here's what think.

    If...
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    Since Andrew Yang is the big proponent of the...

    Since Andrew Yang is the big proponent of the UBI, here is how he explained it, as well as the rationale.

    Basically, everyone gets it. It's not welfare, and it's not a supplement. It's just a...
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    Having been in the pharmaceutical industry for 30...

    Having been in the pharmaceutical industry for 30 years, it's head-spinning to me how quickly these vaccines are getting approved. Yes, it's probably better than nothing, but I'm with bae. My comfort...
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    Enjoying time with grandchildren and providing...

    Enjoying time with grandchildren and providing them with your wisdom and presence is certainly a worthy calling. I've talked about the role my elderly great-aunt had in my life when she took me in...
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    haha! Thanks, herbgeek!

    haha! Thanks, herbgeek!
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    I think I'm with you. One of my sons is just like...

    I think I'm with you. One of my sons is just like my DH--that is to say, extremely gregarious and outgoing. He's convinced that I'm a misanthrope, simply because I say things like, "I LOVE it when my...
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    Interesting: so is the stimulus meant to...

    Interesting: so is the stimulus meant to circulate money back into the economy or to make people more secure individually? I personally don't see any reason not to save it if you can. It will...
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    I think I was using "ivory tower" as a metaphor...

    I think I was using "ivory tower" as a metaphor for anyone who can migrate to work-at-home full time--there is probably a lot of overlap between that group and the conventional "ivory tower" (high...
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    Maybe my own feelings about my houses came from...

    Maybe my own feelings about my houses came from my experience at the beach house in CT. I was so upset with my mother who sold it after my aunt died. DH and I had actually tried to scrape together...
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    I get your point, happystuff. That is a good...

    I get your point, happystuff. That is a good example--it's obvious that remote work, remote learning, and remote medicine are going to be business-as-usual. We all who can work, learn and visit...
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    Yes, I do. I guess it comes through. :). It...

    Yes, I do. I guess it comes through. :). It even comes through in my favorite books, i.e., House of Sand and Fog for instance. Hmm... I don't know why, exactly. I'm going to have to think about...
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    This is not a serious problem in my family (yet)...

    This is not a serious problem in my family (yet) with regards to what DH and I dole out for the kids, but we do get wind of feelings now and then. I know that at least 2 of my kids don't like us...
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