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  1. My Response Re Environmental/Other Activism - Aug 23 2016

    by , 03-22-2017 at 05:06 PM
    I live on a budget so tight I'm always behind, and at 55, I'm well passed my "green" stage. I make my own castile soap, from almonds, pretty natural, cost--other than labor? $5 or so, and I haven't had to make any in months:

    I use it for shampoo, body wash, laundry. I don't shave my legs or anything else, I cut my own hair, and I eat a whole lot of greens. Even my bread isn't bread: It's called Manna bread: rye sprouts and purified water, that's it. And I eat fruit; ...

    Updated Yesterday at 03:08 PM by BranchMonkey

    Categories
    Perspectives , Life
  2. Someone Wrote Asking Me To Contribute - Sept 11th What do I remember... 9 13 2016

    by , 03-22-2017 at 04:21 PM
    I was in college the third time around; I believe it was my third college "try", one I would finally give up for good.


    I had recently noticed a neighbor whose name I would later find out was A.J., struggling to maneuver a ramp, from his front door, using a standard walker with tennis balls added, cut in half and placed over the bottom rubber tips to make him less likely to tip over.


    It was about two weeks before 9/11. I was leaving to catch ...
  3. What Do You Like To Study? Written on Sept 3 2016

    by , 03-22-2017 at 04:10 PM
    I enjoy studying certain tests, and also people and how they respond to what they get on the tests, whether it's a number that signifies intelligence, or a description, or imagery... I especially enjoy what comes naturally to me, always has--seeing the flaws in the questions asked, limits of what others call "demographics", who's always missing (older, ill, maimed--I grew up with so many in these "categories", and I am two or three out of three for these).

    ...
  4. News That Is Hard To Bear - Sept 15 2016

    by , 03-22-2017 at 04:04 PM
    This past weekend we moved to our new apartment. It's perfect for us.
    My mind, however, is split--not only because I don't do moves well, but because a young woman whom [my husband] and I cared for very much, whom we mentored and knew as more than just an acquaintance, was murdered.


    When [my husband] told me she was missing, I knew she was dead. I understood that I would either get or not get verification, but she was gone, and I held that in the back of my mind, ...
  5. Tired of Online Dating - Oct 2016

    by , 03-22-2017 at 03:26 PM
    I agree about the awkward, tiresome online dating or any other kind of "getting to know strangers" by having a blurb and photo: both chosen/frozen.

    In person, we can observe how the other responds to something unexpected such as a meal being delivered late or missing what was ordered, or to a sudden thunderstorm, or any number of real-life, here/now experiences that would draw out a spontaneous reaction or response; it is the same with the other observing us. ...

    Updated Yesterday at 03:16 PM by BranchMonkey

    Categories
    Friendship , Life
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