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    Everyone I work with thinks I'm an extreme...

    Everyone I work with thinks I'm an extreme extrovert. They are shocked when I tell them I spend the majority of my free time alone reading.
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    I'm 80% through "Japanese Philosophy," by Blocker...

    I'm 80% through "Japanese Philosophy," by Blocker and Starling, a short, but very dense, history of Japanese thought from Jomon times through Buddhism and Confucianism entering via China, to...
  3. Thread: tooth paste

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    That looks neither sparkly nor fun.

    That looks neither sparkly nor fun.
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    I'm going back a little to the beginning of this...

    I'm going back a little to the beginning of this conversation, so sorry. "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" was the original catch phrase. We decided to ignore the "reduce," but it's the most important of the...
  5. Thread: old music

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    Some albums from my youth that I find myself...

    Some albums from my youth that I find myself recently revisiting:

    Police - Synchronicity
    Mari Boine Persen - Gula Gula
    XTC - Black Sea
    Kate Bush - The Sensual World
    Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan -...
  6. Thread: Roma Invicta

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    I'm not completely sure that I understand the...

    I'm not completely sure that I understand the meme's purpose - I'm sure many men and women think about the Roman Empire (Mary Beard is a salient example of a woman scholar who probably thinks about...
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    Though I agree that musical tastes tend to lean...

    Though I agree that musical tastes tend to lean heavily towards the generational, I have to say I've always liked the music of the 60s far more than music of the 70s, 80s and 90s. I was not even...
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    I would like to know how many of those have sold....

    I would like to know how many of those have sold. On second thought, perhaps I don't want to know. Wow. :0!
  9. Thank you everyone for your responses and some of...

    Thank you everyone for your responses and some of the details behind the longer history of the forum. It has an interesting backstory.

    It also makes sense that the forum means something a little...
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    I think I would have made a great Canadian, but...

    I think I would have made a great Canadian, but the stork landed a few hundred miles too short.

    Still, I've read a lot about the history of the US, I've read the constitution, visited the...
  11. What does "Simple Living" mean in the forum's title?

    Hello - I couldn't decide on a forum to post this very general question in, so I thought, "ah! Open forum!" Sorry if I chose poorly.

    I'm just curious on the history of philosophy of this forum....
  12. Thread: new music

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    From Mexico, Lila Downs: ...

    From Mexico, Lila Downs:

    https://youtu.be/Ot-JnuliZLA
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    And another one - this is the one she's "famous"...

    And another one - this is the one she's "famous" for because it appeared at the end of a popular anime film

    https://youtu.be/lHWVOfC41L4
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    Yes, The Internet has made it very easy to find...

    Yes, The Internet has made it very easy to find music that once, years ago now, would have taken a trip to another country to find.

    On to Japan: I've followed Tsuji Ayano (つじあやの) for years now....
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    I've been reading too much recently, but I've...

    I've been reading too much recently, but I've rediscovered fiction after years away. Here are a few of the books I've read in the past few months:

    Silence by Shusaku Endo
    The Watcher and Other...
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    I think it was one of the Apollo 8 Astronauts,...

    I think it was one of the Apollo 8 Astronauts, the first group of humans to orbit the moon, who on the way back home said that he was shocked that he could cover up the entire Earth with his thumb....
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    Next, a Slovakian band called Hrdza: ...

    Next, a Slovakian band called Hrdza:


    https://youtu.be/ZALtzTmPz-E
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    I listen to pretty much anything, from opera to...

    I listen to pretty much anything, from opera to death metal and everything in between. My most recent discovery is raucous Slavic folk-rock.

    First, a traditional Russian song by Otava Yo:

    ...
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    Welcome! I'm glad that you're slowly conquering...

    Welcome! I'm glad that you're slowly conquering your debt. I had learned that lesson in the past myself. At least you didn't reach the level of an old friend of mine, who racked up 6 figure debt...
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    Starting around 2017, I've slowly made my way...

    Starting around 2017, I've slowly made my way through every book in the "American Presidents" series and I just finished the 31st book on FDR. Yes, he was the 32nd president, but Grover Cleveland's...
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    I've known plenty of Democrats who have owned...

    I've known plenty of Democrats who have owned guns and plenty of Republicans who haven't. Party stereotypes get old. I don't know the coverage of this particular poll, but many such polls cover such...
  22. I was the last adult that I knew to get a...

    I was the last adult that I knew to get a smartphone of any kind. I waited so long that I became a local legend. People said "I know a guy who doesn't have a mobile at all" and people would...
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    I haven't read a physical newspaper in years....

    I haven't read a physical newspaper in years. Whenever I see one, I'm shocked by how small it looks. Pretty soon they'll be the size of magazines. The local newspapers here were bought out by...
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    I think many people put on a convincing happy...

    I think many people put on a convincing happy face for others. I've noticed that some people seem to have a stigma about not seeming endlessly happy around other people. This can make others feel...
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    This probably doesn't qualify for this thread,...

    This probably doesn't qualify for this thread, but I'm addicted to Fentiman's Curiosity Cola, so I've been drinking that throughout the holiday season.
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