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    The random nature of these appointments is...

    The random nature of these appointments is maddening.


    A few minutes ago I read on Nextdoor that a local hospital is giving Covid shots to those in our ZIP Code. I called, reached a human who...
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    The current finish of your dresser isn’t one that...

    The current finish of your dresser isn’t one that I would like, so painting it would only be better in my book. I rather like the trifold mirror.Hi finishes in lacquer are wet being done with...
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    Haha,I’m sure these college professors werent the...

    Haha,I’m sure these college professors werent the only ones to do it. They were a little different from the occasional prank though because they were a little prank factory of their own, a team of...
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    Academic “ research”

    I don’t know how many of you listen to Joe Rogan, but I find him entertaining and refreshingly realistic and articulate as Everyman.

    This podcast, also broadcast on YouTube, shows Joe’s interview...
  5. More walks less meeting is funny! I used to...

    More walks less meeting is funny!

    I used to volunteer to take minutes at meetings at work because that forced me to keep my mind from wandering. Our meetings were full of extroverts (PR guy,...
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    Haha everyone in my neighborhood wanted him!...

    Haha everyone in my neighborhood wanted him! That’s why he quit his job working for a plant company Many years ago and into business for himself fixing a People’s old house is because all of our...
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    I can write for hours about hobby groups,...

    I can write for hours about hobby groups, organizations, how they operate, their goals and activity, etc., I’m on the board and an officer in several and it’s what interests me.

    I sat through a 2...
  8. It’s a wonderful story about simplicity and...

    It’s a wonderful story about simplicity and simple living, thats for sure.

    When ideals and goals align with our achievements, that seems like a great place to be.

    I would not advocate to many...
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    I just had leek and lentil soup! Love leeks.

    I just had leek and lentil soup! Love leeks.
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    I know, exactly! I have been telling him that...

    I know, exactly!

    I have been telling him that I expect him to quit the condo work after mid March because by then it will be gardening season and I don’t want to interfere with his garden work....
  11. That IS a lovely way to put it. I used to...

    That IS a lovely way to put it.

    I used to tell people who commented that we had no mortgage that they, too, could be mortgage free if they were willing to live in an unfinished construction zone...
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    I will carry permanent resentment toward the...

    I will carry permanent resentment toward the person on the board of directors (who by the way is supposed to be sophisticated in working with volunteers and such) for bringing the sex trafficking...
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    And I see almost everything as an exercise in...

    And I see almost everything as an exercise in values these days. Maybe it is the place in life where we are.
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    A little of Ayn Rand goes a long ways and those...

    A little of Ayn Rand goes a long ways and those novels of hers are excrement.


    But not surprisingly, I identify somewhat with some parts of libertarian ideals, sometimes. :-)
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    As I elaborate below, do-gooding on the basis of...

    As I elaborate below, do-gooding on the basis of differing values is the problem.

    When I join organization A with goals to benefit organization A, I want to work to benefit Organization A. I do...
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    I do mean it as less than complimentary because...

    I do mean it as less than complimentary because their efforts remind me of herd activity, group-think, going back to high school where THE group activity was rah rah rah ing for our team. I didn’t...
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    I am spending ridiculous amounts of time chasing...

    I am spending ridiculous amounts of time chasing down a way to get these French Coolie shades that I have fallen for made into a light fixture. The historic lighting place in town said they couldn’t...
  18. Dude, I have no trouble being judgmental. :~)

    Dude, I have no trouble being judgmental. :~)
  19. Omg is there a Reddit simple living group!!!??? ...

    Omg is there a Reddit simple living group!!!???


    Of course there is. I should’ve known. There’s a reddit group for everything.

    I recently left another personal finance group for sheer WTFery...
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    You have hit on something here. It is The New...

    You have hit on something here.

    It is The New People in my neighborhood who seem to be anxiously quivering to “help” and I find that—jarring. It jars me out of my tidy world of boundaries where...
  21. I think George Parker has assigned an overly...

    I think George Parker has assigned an overly negative connotation to “modest” as in modest goals. We are all talking about the same thing. This is what unites us here, the pursuit of simplicity...
  22. Oh right! I love the idea of modest goals or...

    Oh right! I love the idea of modest goals or modest expectations as I see them. That is how we achieve contentment in simplicity, by reaching for do-able, reasonable things and being satisfied with...
  23. I might qualify as a “non trump Republican.”...

    I might qualify as a “non trump Republican.” Please show me where I said the Jan. 6 debacle is “no big deal.”

    Your continued characterizations of my point of view are wrong.

    I don’t think the...
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    hmm, ok I will take that under advisement. I...

    hmm, ok I will take that under advisement. I doubt that I will ever mask up like a surgeon to wash chicken and avoid microscopic bacteria, but I will be more mindful of it. Thank you.
  25. Of course people choose what to post. Sure. I...

    Of course people choose what to post. Sure.

    I re-read your post as you requested and still get the same message from it. Maybe I am wrong.

    Are you saying this: Trump supporters are keeping...
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