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Passport to Vermont Libraries
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Projects post - 2 months ago

This reading list by the Scholar and Feminist online is specifically for children of incarcerated parents and also has a link to other online resources. Libraries often have at least a book or two in their collection specifically about this (often… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I taught a beginner facebook class tonight for a few rural Vermonters all of whom are older than me and all of whom had facebook accounts. Even before class started there was a lady who was saying "Man these people, I don't care what you had for… [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Congratulations, that's a major great accomplishment. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

Here. [more]
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FanFare comment - 2 months ago

I don't know if you live near a place with weather but I live walking distance (little less than a mile) from one of the places I work. It's terrific if the weather is super sketch on the roads to know that I have the option of walking one way. I… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

If it helps, I don't even hear the "Do something about it" part of it, I just hear "This situation is suboptimal" and I'm a pleaser and so I'd aim for optimization just to be helpful/friendly. Others may be different but that's… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Direct communicators treat all conversations as calls to action - like your husband, and my own mother is the same way. Direct communicators like clear statements, clear understanding of situations, and they respond to questions with answers… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

[bunch of comments removed - please be civil and don't call other people names. This should be MeFi 101.] [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Help me learn what questions I should be asking and how to answer them! Hi, I inherited a property in tandem with my sibling that had a mortgage on it. I'm unclear exactly what the issue is here. With me it went like this.... - parent… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

IAALibrarian. IANYL, this is exactly how it works and you should totally do this. Congrats. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

I do want to set this up but I want the debt paid off first. Don't. That is anxiety talking. Pay off CC which has interest associated with it, wait on one that is 0% for now. Realistically you could probably flip that to another 0% CC… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

the gist of the article seems to be "emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, ladies" I confess the article did feel like it had a meta-aspect of men-judging-women-judging-women to it. [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Southwest has a few options including paying extra to board earlier but also there's a "families" boarding time between A group and B group if you have little kids. Info here. Most families I've seen do three across and one parent across… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Drive to Bellingham with tent and sleeping bag and get on the Alaska Marine Highway ferry and take it as far up and back as you can. Camp on the deck. Pack a backpack of ready-to-eat foods and eat once a day in the cafeteria. I do not think you can… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

so that we'd use "he" for Bruce Jenner prior to 2015, and "she" for Caitlyn Jenner from here on out. But I honestly don't know. Is there an accepted standard? The general practice is that you use the correct pronoun… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

It is hard to imagine the calculation of risk where the convenience of eating handy food outweighs potential medical harm. Your life is clearly different from the lives of other people here. There are things on MeFi that I don't… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

even then there was a lot less of a sense of people actually getting the jerk store references than I'd expected. That joke was funny! hello momnog. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

Part of it may be that you feel like being less isolated means you have to go make friends. I don't think this is the case. There are many opportunities to be out in the world which don't involve a lot of human contact but are nevertheless somewhat… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

But is this something where it always gets worse? Nope. I am a person who drinks very little and mostly doesn't do drugs and I date a guy who is a pretty regular smoker. I've had concerns about it and I share people's feedback here that… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

This is a disingenuous attempt to suppress political disagreement under the guise of interpersonal etiquette. This is my general feeling on the manner. I think the language is sloppy. Doxxing, to me, is assembling public and private… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

¸.ø¤°ˇ°·.¸ˇ°·.¸·=+♥ AskMe Post 250,000 ♥+=·¸.·°ˇ¸.·°ˇ°¤ø.¸ carry on... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

I have heard this before but I wonder if anyone here can clarify a little? What exactly is it that is the knowledge gap? There's a really poignant scene in The Wire where some of the (poor) kids from the 'hood were invited to go out to a… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

I've just been reading up about Ernie Chambers and found this amusing YouTube clip of him pretending to resign on April 1 of this year. I'm happy about this news for Nebraska but also just happy I got to learn more about him. [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

I'm a wedding officiant. I print out my ceremonies on half-sheets (with 16-18 point type) and paperclip it into pages of an actual book, usually one I've picked out that has meaning for the couple getting married. I think it looks nice to be reading… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Pics or it didn't... At the risk of overcommenting I will note that I took a few pictures. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

What am I not thinking about? Exit strategy. While I would also be on Team Don't Do This, you're a grown-up and can make your own decisions. However, having someone with a problem and a possible issue with being able to support himself… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

He seems nice to me, you are jealous of his big fedora. dersins, go eat some cake or something. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

The big thing for me is to make more different parts of my life into pleasant events. So that means that if there was a thing I'd fancy up if I were with another person, I try to fancy it up anyhow. Suggestions - Make a real dinner with courses… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

You're straight up modding entirely from the perspective and in defense of the kind of guys who make those comments. It's not encouraging. I think that's of crappy thing to say to and about cortex. LRs comment should have been deleted, I… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

I've set up my account over at the Open Library and am crafting various inappropriate comments to be deleted. Bless your heart for being so considerate and worrying that I might feel lonely without constant weird… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

if you're going to move to St. Louis, you need to know that it ain't in Kentucky. Amusingly, they live in St. Louis now and are moving to Louisville. That misread didn't even really occur to me until I wrote out the ceremony and somebody… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

I don't know where you live but perhaps this is also a possibility? My mother lives alone. She has the local police call her, every day, for a welfare check. This is basically what they do. They call every day at a specific time and if you do not… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

You don't have to tell him you don't like him in order to create boundaries and letting him know that whatever thing you're doing does not include him. I am also someone who has a hard time with this and I think part of it is being a geek and… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Not disagreeing overall with this, but I'd make a message very clear "You are not going to litigate this issue in this thread which is about something else" and not "Your viewpoints aren't okay" which is going to be a non-starter… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

Ways of coping with and limiting this sensation. I am like this a little. When my anxiety is higher I have a really hard time crossing the street. It makes me nutty. What helps me is managing my anxiety as a stress/health concern (which… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

would it be cool for me to post a brief run down of that whole chain of events, just so that if the debate team tries to bring this up again, there's at least something to point to without having to re-explain it all once again? You could… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

From a MeFite who would prefer to remain anonymous:My wife is ugly. She knows it and I know it, but we've never talked about it. It's that hard. Until I met her, fell in love with her, and married her, I never really understood what a burden… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

This is great, please put it on the Wiki when you are done with it. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

When I get this way (and I do, often) I'm usually a little oversubscribed and pushing it off on other people rather than myself. I am a busy person and like my life but also want to have a social life and friends and a partner and see my family… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

And I guess I should respect that. Yes, you should. He has expressly made it clear (through deflection) that this is not an avenue he wants to discuss with you. But at the same, I feel like if I know this big thing, I will think… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Don't know if this is up your alley but when I was there I tracked down the Buffalo Soldiers Museum which was really worth a visit. Accessible on public transpo. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

If it were mine, I'd crow crazy vines all up the 20' walls and turn it into a bird sanctuary (if you don't have bears to worry about) and make it a sort of patio/deck/grill area and have a pulldown movie screen to show movies at night. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

In what context would I hear the word "tramp" used to mean "slut"? In the article that everyone was discussing? [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

You need a buddy, someone who can come in and say "miss lynnster, this Bing Crosby album is MOLDY, I will put this in my car for later..." and then at some point drive away with your things. I do this for my sister. All the computers she thinks hse… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

I took medicine and it fixed most of my shit. And then I decided maybe I wasn't that afraid to die. I mean dying wouldn't be my choice, I would not enjoy that, but it beats living in constant fear of maybe contracting something that would eventually… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

I like this sort of song. I'm not sure if the songs have to be positive but these are some that I liked. They can be a bit ... spare. - Weightless Again - Handsome Family. - Naked as We Came - Iron & Wine - Pocketful of Money - Jens… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

And ... a librarian removed it. That's just awesome icing on the awesome cake. I've actually thrown away books too. Do you understand what a librarian does? Do you understand that MetaFilter isn't a library? Do you understand that people… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

I also have a solid rule of not eating to allow me to drink more.... I also do not eat any snacks while at the bar. Are you tracking calories or just doing back-of-envelope stuff? Because I like to drink, occasionally, but basically can't… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

I just want to know why some people are so insistent on dismissing other people's experiences, that's all. I think there are a bunch of personality traits that don't get as much attention as others. We talk about sympathy and empathy and… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

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