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Language fluency.....

we hear it often. "Oh she ( even worse I ) am fluent in such and such a tongue." I'm on Duolingo now, preparing for Ponta Delgada and Lisbon, and even...
9300Nov 19Nov 19Feb 14

Snowflake micro aggression triggers...

Went to a film last night sponsored by our "Camden Conference", which like our NPR (National Proletarian Radio), claims fair and unbiased provision of...
164130Nov 15Nov 1810 hrs ago

Epigenetics as in traumata....

First it was suck it up. Move on. Get over it. Then slowly we learned that if not addressed properly, unresolved issues as sequellae to trauma (war, r...
148130Nov 12Nov 142 hrs ago

Meeting EU friends in Lisbon....

Surprised how EU folks seem to like the place. Moreso the South, actually. Really not as exciting as other parts of the EU. Exciting isn't always a to...
12060Nov 12Nov 122 hrs ago

Undiagnosed illneses......

Millions world wide---tens of thousands in the EU and USA alone. After extensive medical and laboratory investigations, having seen many competent nur...
225100Oct 13Nov 112 hrs ago

Coimbra....Fado....

Lisboa...nao sejas Francesa, tu es Portuguesa, tu es so P'ra nos! Memrise and Duolingo---great platforms. Aa....
10700Nov 11Nov 1110 hrs ago

OH, Demon, Alcohol.

From time to time here, where almost all posts are largely in good taste, if pointed, one does see the rare quite inappropriate blog. Profanity, too d...
19360Nov 8Nov 1039 mins ago

Portugal.....

Perhaps a little overly cautious in life. Love most of the EU, but in looking for a place to spend winters, as is my wont, trying to maximize pluses,...
13070Nov 10Nov 102 hrs ago

Patience....

not exactly a love fest of it on these introduction sites. The whole format both speeds things up enormously compared to the alternatives, and allows...
11520Oct 17Oct 282 hrs ago

Dumbbbbbbbbbbbbing down, at least of the USA.....

If you get a chance, and your English is good, read some of president Lincoln's writing, and the letters of simple civil war soldiers, many of whom, l...
172130Oct 24Oct 242 hrs ago

Scammers, final posting.

Well, because I blocked access to the sale items, and put hold on check till proved fraudulent, didn't loose anything over a counterfeit official chec...
11200Oct 22Oct 222 hrs ago

Different species......

We have all wondered. Just how do they do it? I watch the ospreys and bad eagles swoop down here on the coast from a 40 meter high tree top nest, skim...
8300Oct 15Oct 152 hrs ago

Scammed.....

Bank check no good. Was cautious so no loss to me, but really feel violated. Working with authorities to see if we can catch the crumbs. Feeling is t...
15100Oct 14Oct 142 hrs ago

LVNV murderer.....

No using his name as he would like us all to do so. Every one is scrambling to find explanatory dirt on this crumb, focusing on Mental Health. Dead en...
14820Oct 8Oct 92 hrs ago

Scammers, Cont'd....

Think the deal may actually go down. But moved the 3000GT in front of boat so no pick up before deal is consummated to my satisfaction. Consummated to...
12700Oct 8Oct 8Feb 17

Scammers, continued.

Well the check for the boat was good---in fact it was for much more than my asking price. Turns out though, buyer expected me to arrange shipping with...
14700Oct 7Oct 72 hrs ago

LVNV...

The real tragedy, ongoing, long time, is how this latest carnage displays, in bas relief, the severe shortcomings of our legislative system/process. S...
10200Oct 3Oct 32 hrs ago

Trends among scammers....

Sociopaths learn early to look for certain weaknesses in others. One of the strongest is a desire to follow and to please. Have bought and sold used s...
13900Oct 1Oct 12 hrs ago

Places.....triggering sometimes tearful memories.

Bravo, as copilot, and I did a road trip to one of my almas mater in Amherst, Mass. this weekend. Decades since I studied there, and was struck at ho...
15100Sep 25Sep 252 hrs ago

PC vs iPad. Which platform do you sophisticated CS bloggers prefer?

Two hundred dollar cheapskate HP PC was on the Fritz. Windows 10. Luckily had time left on Walmart 2 year extended warrantee. Sent it in and hoping t...
14730Sep 20Sep 202 hrs ago

Cyber girl kaputt...

Dear CS pals. The Aa cyber girl is ill. Letters # 13 & 14 out. So please just supply these for texts where appropriate till repair effected. Thaks uch...
14900Sep 13Sep 13Feb 17

Medications in Psychiatry...

So much is not widely known about these agents. Back in the 50's, when we could do little more than lock patients up on back wards of 2,000 resident s...
14310Sep 8Sep 9Feb 14

Signs and symptoms of depression...

sure, many are familiar with the more striking ones. Sleep and appetite changes, lack of concentration/energy, mood down, increased anger (esp. in kid...
483400Sep 5Sep 8Feb 15

Les Glaneurs...

Documentary from Zeitgeist Productions by French filmmaker Agnes Varda. Sort of blew me away. We have all seen the pathetic scenes of dump salvage wor...
21760Sep 6Sep 8Feb 16

Good bye Walter Becker.

Steely Dan gave us an alternative to the tedious 3 major chord usual modern music. Pentatonic scales sound ok, but a guitarist familiar with the modes...
11300Sep 4Sep 4Feb 16

Organized charities.....

over the years, there have been reports of shamelessly high (20 to 35%), administrative costs of the money these take in from generous, caring donors...
13940Aug 31Aug 31Feb 17

Public access to our littoral areas.....

including river and ocean beaches, are mostly gone. The land was either sold outright, or abutting property owners have encroached it away, often unde...
14320Aug 31Aug 31Feb 14

Roll, Bravo, roll over.....

Sure, I've seen a rare cat do a few simple learned tricks on command, one even learned to squat and unload on the toilet, but let's face it, by compa...
15430Aug 30Aug 30Feb 15

Alt-left liberal media types....

interviewing styles. Sure, all reporters are under time constraints, so they often tend to interrupt to keep things going. But I've noticed that lefti...
14570Aug 29Aug 29Feb 15

On the water....

Normally, esp. when the girls were younger and not away at school, and mom and dad were still an item, we'd take some time to sail north for family v...
16460Aug 27Aug 2821 hrs ago

The Big Lie....

title of latest book by conservative subcontinental writer Dinesh Desousa. Who hasn't heard the near constant drone of those on the alt-left and their...
9900Aug 28Aug 28Feb 15

Fake news, fake science.....

Who hasn't heard it a million times? "Studies show"---global warming is real and man made. Children in homosexual unions are as normally adjusted as t...
497460Aug 23Aug 27Feb 17

Uppers.....

and downers. In the USA, and now a growing number of other places, the alt-left is pushing to erase history by taking down, sometimes forcibly and vio...
11000Aug 25Aug 25Feb 15

Fake news BBC....PRIESTS allegedly fathering children...

...liberal pandering never in short supply with editorial support from the vastly overpaid higher ups at the new Bush House. Today we hear that an Iri...
17630Aug 22Aug 22Feb 15

Solar eclipse.....

joining family tomorrow on Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park to enjoy this rare 2 minute astrophysical phenomenon. But I also marvel at the a...
18060Aug 20Aug 22Feb 15

Women, through the ages....

Watching a series of lectures produced by The Teaching Co., as part of their Great Courses Series. College level presentations, for the most part, on...
21670Jul 20Aug 20Feb 10

The ongoing saga of the rental units....

OK, statistically, my sample size is tiny. So my whine here is anecdotal. But I'm wondering if other changes in civility, honesty, responsibility, ab...
13320Aug 20Aug 20Feb 15

Can President Trump, following all the

many executive orders of his affirmative action predecesor, B Hussein O,, pull for service evaluation, the broadcast licenses of so-called public medi...
257100Aug 19Aug 20Feb 17

Brazilian hard wood twin bunk beds.....

Buyer arriving today. Tearful memories. They all (mostly) grow up sooner or later. Aa....
14020Aug 12Aug 121 hrs ago

30+ meter white pine dying,

leaning precariously toward the Aa palace, and in coastal high winds, dropped large dead branches, which meant a new front roof. Blessing in disguise,...
162110Aug 11Aug 11Feb 16

Family.....

Important for many, especially if they are grounded and fun. But many of us have few close family. You see all sorts of preferences for characteristic...
17670Aug 8Aug 9Feb 15

Speed "dating".......

The awesome, award winning, Camden Public Library, just a bit down the coast from the world renouned, vastly expansive, large servant staff assisted b...
18180Aug 7Aug 723 hrs ago

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