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    anyone a travel minimalist?

    When I was looking to move cross county a few years ago, about all I packed on my trips was a change of t-shirts and underwear in my purse. I'm too cheap to check bags. I recently replaced my $3 suitcase (purchased at a church sale) with a $3 suitcase purchase at Goodwill. This one has wheels!
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    Live Standards Radio Stations

    I just rediscovered a Denver radio station (EZ1430, formerly KEZW) that plays music from about the 40s through the 80s. They'd had the same format since 1981, then a few years ago switched to a "cruisin' oldies" format, then switched to sports, and finally went back to the old standards format...
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    Garden plans this year?

    So how's the canning coming? :D
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    Coronavirus: What Vintage Skills Can Help Prepare for a Potential Pandemic?

    One of my nearby coworkers went on a coughing jag. I LEFT. (OK, it was near the end of the day and I didn't have any work.)
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    So trivial, yet it really ticks you off.

    When Youtube thinks you want to hear one version after another of the theme to Howell's Moving Castle. And some of those versions, lacking practice or straining the artist, bring back visceral memories of suffering through piano lessons.
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    Coronavirus: What Vintage Skills Can Help Prepare for a Potential Pandemic?

    An article in Nature says, "...2019-nCoV is vulnerable to oxidation..." and recommends rinsing with a hydrogen peroxide solution before dental work. I'm not a chemist, but I'm thinking big doses of vitamin c--an antioxidant--probably aren't a good idea now unless you have scurvy.
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    Okay your nerds and nerdettes... what gear ya runnin'?

    A Macbook Pro from mid-2010. My only complaint about it is that it's hard to find files. I recently recycled my PC laptop. It didn't work with Windows 10 and I got tired of waiting on a million updates on the rare occasion I used it.
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    Coronavirus: What Vintage Skills Can Help Prepare for a Potential Pandemic?

    An iodine solution was found in studies to kill most SARS and MERS (different types of coronaviruses).
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    What are you snacking on?

    We have "secret pals" at work during busy season--it's like secret Santa. My secret pal wanted healthier snacks, so I made her healthier "chex mix" (nuts & seeds with Worcestershire, butter, etc.), a yogurt-almond butter dip and a sliced apple, and this week, strawberry gummies (with actual...
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    Coronavirus: What Vintage Skills Can Help Prepare for a Potential Pandemic?

    Regardless of what portion of the market the bottom 80% or 90% own, that portion may be of great importance to them. As for the top 10% or 20%, they won't be inclined to sell shares at a loss to remodel their house, buy a new boat or lease a new car. Not good if you make a living remodeling...
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    Coronavirus: What Vintage Skills Can Help Prepare for a Potential Pandemic?

    Over half of Americans own stocks, directly or in retirement funds including pensions. https://news.gallup.com/poll/266807/percentage-americans-owns-stock.aspx
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    Coronavirus: What Vintage Skills Can Help Prepare for a Potential Pandemic?

    The downturn in sales reflects sales in China, where multiple brands of beer are having sales slumps because fewer people are going out. https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/corona-beer-fear-coronavirus/
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    Coronavirus: What Vintage Skills Can Help Prepare for a Potential Pandemic?

    There was a partner exactly like that at my former employer--right down to the haircut and expression. In 45 years, at some 25 jobs, she was the only person like that I ever encountered. Maybe it was just the people I was around, but pulling rank in a persnickety manner was something I rarely...
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    Coronavirus: What Vintage Skills Can Help Prepare for a Potential Pandemic?

    Back on topic, sunlight is a good disinfectant and helps us make vitamin D (necessary for your immune system and other functions), though we don't know how effective it is against coronavirus. This article says to dry your clothes outdoors if you're concerned about harmful bacteria in general...
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