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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...
12500Nov 19Nov 19Jun 16

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...
201130Nov 15Nov 18Jun 16

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...
169130Nov 12Nov 14Jun 13

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...
15060Nov 12Nov 125 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...
259100Oct 2017Nov 1120 hrs ago

Coimbra....Fado....

Lisboa...nao sejas Francesa, tu es Portuguesa, tu es so P'ra nos! Memrise and Duolingo---great platforms. Aa....
13600Nov 11Nov 11Jun 12

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...
21960Nov 8Nov 10Jun 13

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,...
16470Nov 10Nov 1015 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...
14720Oct 2017Oct 2819 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...
206130Oct 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...
14300Oct 22Oct 22Jun 12

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...
11700Oct 2017Oct 2017Jun 9

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...
17300Oct 2017Oct 2017Jun 11

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...
17420Oct 2017Oct 201722 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...
15500Oct 2017Oct 20178 hrs ago

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...
18600Oct 2017Oct 2017Jun 14

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...
12500Oct 2017Oct 2017Jun 16

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...
18000Oct 2017Oct 201718 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...
17800Sep 2017Sep 201718 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...
18930Sep 2017Sep 2017Jun 10

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...
18200Sep 2017Sep 2017Jun 14

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...
16210Sep 2017Sep 201723 hrs ago

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...
508400Sep 2017Sep 201716 hrs ago

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...
23460Sep 2017Sep 2017Jun 12

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...
13100Sep 2017Sep 2017May 28

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...
17340Aug 2017Aug 201720 hrs ago

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...
16420Aug 2017Aug 20172 hrs ago

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...
18630Aug 2017Aug 201714 hrs ago

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...
16570Aug 2017Aug 2017Jun 16

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...
19860Aug 2017Aug 2017Jun 15

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...
12000Aug 2017Aug 2017Jun 14

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...
555460Aug 2017Aug 201722 hrs ago

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...
12400Aug 2017Aug 2017Jun 11

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...
20230Aug 2017Aug 2017Jun 12

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...
21260Aug 2017Aug 2017Jun 6

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...
24370Jul 2017Aug 2017Jun 14

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...
15320Aug 2017Aug 2017Jun 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...
297100Aug 2017Aug 2017Jun 15

Brazilian hard wood twin bunk beds.....

Buyer arriving today. Tearful memories. They all (mostly) grow up sooner or later. Aa....
17720Aug 2017Aug 2017Jun 16

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,...
193110Aug 2017Aug 2017Jun 14

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...
20370Aug 2017Aug 2017Jun 16

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...
21880Aug 2017Aug 2017Jun 17

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