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Coffee could literally be a lifesaver

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Randall Smith Nov 18, 2015. 1 Reply


Coffee and Blood Pressure?

Started by Dyslexic's DOG. Last reply by Michael Penn Apr 19, 2015. 8 Replies

We have a strange family which differ in response to coffee.My daughter thrives on coffee, as all through university, in both degrees she picked up, the other students always remember her as the girl…Continue

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BC Canada Largely Non-Religious

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan Apr 5, 2015. 3 Replies

New poll shows British Columbia largely non-religiousIn April 2013, the…Continue

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Comment by Plinius on April 13, 2016 at 8:05am

Just being happy with what I have, not wanting things around that confuse me or interrupt what I am doing, is just fine. I have a cell phone in my car but only because I sometimes can't find my way home, even on familiar streets. My son-in-law asked if he could install a GPS unit on my car and I most gratefully said yes. I have never used the cell phone they gave me. 

I like my house the way it is arranged ... hadn't been rearranged in 40 years. I like my garden, weed and all, with all the lovely things that happen out there. I don't want a phone there because it would interrupt my meditation/gardening.

All my furniture was purchased in the 1960s. Even most of my electrical appliances were bought before 1974, except the washer, drying, dishwasher, and hot water heater. 

I'm 78, everything I have is all I want or need. Even my old car should hold up for the rest of my journey. All my clothes were purchased when I was 50 pounds heavier. I guess I do need to update my wardrobe ... but those old things are so comfortable. 

There is one thing I can't do without and I replace every few years, my computer. Everything about it is just a miracle. I have a built in dictionary, maps, spelling and grammar checks, photo albums, camera, weather reports, mail, calendar, word processor, statistical analysis program, music, videos, books, kindle, and daily contact with those who matter to me. I even have a delete and block button. I don't have to tolerate nonsense. I wish I had that feature for dealing with family

I'm rather sure this was your text, Randall. I've used it without your permission because there was no time and I needed a small reading text. So I copied it for lessons and all the students talked about what a nice person wrote it and how they would like to know someone like that. So love for you from a group of Dutch/German/Surinam, etc. elderly students in Rotterdam. 

Comment by Randall Smith on April 13, 2016 at 7:15am

I hear you, "Qiana". I'm a loner, too, but try to be sociable.

By the way, I bought a "new" percolater at Salv. Army ( I hesitate to admit), and tried it for the first time this morning. Not bad.

Comment by Randall Smith on April 12, 2016 at 7:17am

I live outside a small town of 1500 (Rossville, IN). Coffee shops come and go--more go than come. I once tried to participate--to socialize with my fellow Hoosiers, shooting the fat (as they say) with other retirees and farmers, mostly the latter. Boooring. The clientelle is conservative, religious, and ignorant, my polar opposites.  Too bad. I'd like to engage in some meaningful conversation while drinking a cuppa joe. This site is the only alternative. At least I have coffee.

Comment by Randall Smith on April 4, 2016 at 6:35am

Spring, around here, has taken a U-turn. Cold and extremely windy--up to 70mph gusts. Glad I had an old catalpa tree removed before it fell on the house. I saw where a tree fell on a car killing two people. It always makes me wonder what "believers" think or say: "God's will"? Crazy.

Anyway, despite achy joints, I'm glad I don't have to go to school on this dreary Monday morning. It's nice being retired! Enjoy your day. 

Comment by Randall Smith on March 29, 2016 at 7:43am

Good morning! After a great omelet and coffee, I'm at the computer looking out the window and watching a robin build a nest in a nearby tree. She's a busy one. Ah, Spring!

Comment by Plinius on March 24, 2016 at 10:05am

Congrats Randy, I hope there is a good year waiting for you.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on March 24, 2016 at 7:44am

Happy B-day Randy. Enjoy the day.

Comment by Randall Smith on March 24, 2016 at 7:40am

I'm a "birthday boy" today (73). My dad would have been 98 tomorrow (he died last Sept). First time ever I haven't had to "share" birthdays. Nothing special happening today. Just another day in the life. And happy to be alive and healthy. Buenos dias.

Comment by Randall Smith on March 16, 2016 at 6:58am

Good "hump" day to one and all, the 16th of March. It was "pi" day on the 14th, then the "Ides of March". Tomorrow is St. Pat's Day, then a nieces birthday. Busy week full of special "days". I celebrated today with a fresh pot of coffee (perked), and an omelet with bacon. I don't care if it's bad or good for me. Once a week won't kill me, hopefully. Ciao.

Comment by Randall Smith on March 8, 2016 at 7:22am

I recently drove to and from the Florida panhandle (Mexico Beach), taking 2 days each way (from Indiana). The first thing I did on my way down was to buy a cup of McDonald's coffee. I really hate McDs, but I like their coffee. So I rip them off by taking my empty cup with me and stopping frequently at other McDs for a refill. I've never been charged. From here to there and back, and even while there (for a week), I used my cup to get free coffee, probably 10 cups worth, at least. I use their restrooms, too. Tee hee.


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