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    Unfortunately, that's probably true. Most places...

    Unfortunately, that's probably true. Most places I've worked in I've genuinely liked the people I was working with, so it wasn't a matter of faking it or working to be part of the culture--although I...
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    OK. I hear ya. But I'm still not ready to answer...

    OK. I hear ya. But I'm still not ready to answer the question. So, for starters, here's my About Me. https://silententry.wordpress.com/about-me/
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    Because people aren't food or beverages. And...

    Because people aren't food or beverages.

    And not all people recoil from labels. Many people do find meaning in "branding" themselves. Maybe you have the wrong audience in a bunch of simple livers...
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    I think Williamsmith is saying just the opposite,...

    I think Williamsmith is saying just the opposite, as am I. Publishers have a point of view--of course they do. That's why I used the twin examples of Mother Jones and The National Review. And...
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    I also am in the camp of trying to dissolve...

    I also am in the camp of trying to dissolve labels, or markers. Interesting topic because on the plane today I was reading (for the 2nd time) a great book by Richard Rohr, S.J. called Falling Upward,...
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    That is the interesting question. We have always...

    That is the interesting question. We have always assumed the internet to be completely open and democratic, and people like Zuckerberg have figured out a way to provide a common platform for everyone...
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    That's so pretty!!

    That's so pretty!!
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    I am seriously considering replacing my new couch...

    I am seriously considering replacing my new couch with two chairs, so I went on HOUZZ to check out pictures. ...
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    Yeah, I just looked them up and they stopped...

    Yeah, I just looked them up and they stopped publishing in 1997. But I was reading the ones that came out late 50s, early 60s.
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    As a sidebar, dry cleaning is definitely a bone...

    As a sidebar, dry cleaning is definitely a bone of contention between me and DH. He'll go around the house and scoop up anything and then he'll say,

    "Oh, by the way, I brought your sweater to the...
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    I don't know why you would need to dry clean...

    I don't know why you would need to dry clean business casual clothes. If you get 100% cotton shirts, you will have to spend time ironing, but you can definitely wash them (just not in hot water). ...
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    (I think Alan is kidding--I think he's the...

    (I think Alan is kidding--I think he's the "friend")

    That's my strategy with self-help books. This site has over 500 book summaries available by 2-page pdf, 10 minute video or 20-minute podcast. I...
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    I live by my yoga pants--I find the ones that...

    I live by my yoga pants--I find the ones that aren't skin tight all the way to the ankles. Something like this:
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    Soups: Lentil soup and bone broth are my...

    Soups: Lentil soup and bone broth are my standards.
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    Nice video! I have been given the...

    Nice video!

    I have been given the opportunity to practice comfortable minimalism in my house in VT. I'll go from being an "intern" to a "pro" as soon as I can purge the contents of the house in...
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    I feel putting pictures on a thumb drive is a...

    I feel putting pictures on a thumb drive is a fail-safe but should not be the main thing. How many people have floppy drives these days? Or VHS tapes? Once the technology is obsolete, the pictures...
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    I did something like that a few nights ago: oil,...

    I did something like that a few nights ago: oil, my own fresh-picked basil and garlic formed the basis of the sauce, but I added fresh diced tomatoes from my garden. I did toast and add pine nuts, as...
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    Oh, boy, that is so tough. Having a son who...

    Oh, boy, that is so tough. Having a son who dropped out of high school, I can identify with the frustrations of being a completely capable human being but having to dance to these types of rules.
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    Great farm boy story! That's what I'm learning...

    Great farm boy story!

    That's what I'm learning from my experience with my rural Vermont neighbors. My DH says that if you gave my next-door neighbor two pipe cleaners and a bulb he could build a...
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    I love the idea of terracing the hill!! That...

    I love the idea of terracing the hill!! That seems like so much work! Are you guys doing it yourself or getting hardscapers?


    What is the orientation of your view? (N/S/E/W)? Those iris beds...
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    I'm with you on that. I do my best to find fair...

    I'm with you on that. I do my best to find fair trade, shade-grown, Rainforest Alliance, bird-friendly coffee. And each of those attributes tacks a couple of bucks a pound to the cost. But I can't...
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    The bloody versions were Communist in nature and...

    The bloody versions were Communist in nature and completely different than Democratic socialism. I haven't seen any bolshevik takeovers in Scandinavia or other countries where healthcare is provided...
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    Thanks for sharing the nice-a-thon! So good to...

    Thanks for sharing the nice-a-thon! So good to hear!
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    I often think that way when I see ads for...

    I often think that way when I see ads for high-end pocketbooks. In this case, bae has a point: it's almost a museum collection of a type of craftsmanship of days gone by. While I agree that it's...
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    Thanks for all the encouragement. Linda,...

    Thanks for all the encouragement.

    Linda, thanks so much for the support--I am so glad things have worked out for you health wise. I'm sorry you were forced to downsize.. but it sounds like it is...
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