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Mar 3
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I’m a big fan of McDormand and have definitely thought about living extended times during retirement as a nomad. Read more

Mar 2
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Café Bustelo is a great, everyday coffee if you like your coffee dark. So yeah, cool I guess (I don’t own a K-Cup machine, so others will have to review that part).

Café Bustelo is a great, everyday coffee if you like your coffee dark. So yeah, cool I guess (I don’t own a K-Cup

Mar 1
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Texas chili has very little tomato sauce in it (really old-school recipes I’ve seen have none at all). The color comes from the dried red New Mexico, guajillo, or pasilla chiles used.

Feb 25
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Heh, it’s hard for Texans to be “restrained” when talking about chili, BBQ, or Tex-Mex. 😂

Feb 24
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We can agree to disagree on the taste thing. But everyone gets to like what they like, amirite? 😁 And the baking soda hack looks interesting, I’m gonna try it out.

Feb 24
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Mmmm...I’m making this the next time I roast Brussels sprouts or broccoli!

Feb 24
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OK, being a known Claire Lower fan-boy, I’m not going to criticize the idea of beans in chili (native Texan here, so I have opinions about a good Bowl of Red). But I will say that good beans, like pintos, should be cooked and served separately for people to add to their chili as they wish. This is as much for the Read more

Feb 24
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Ummm...the “inventor” of the Internet was DARPA. Though if you’re looking for a person, I guess you could pick Vinton Cerf and Bob Kahn who invented the TCP/IP protocols. Read more

Ummm...the “inventor” of the Internet was DARPA. Though if you’re looking for a person, I guess you could pick Vinton

Feb 24
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I was gonna say that they should investigate an Episcopal church, since many of our parishes are “all the catholic pageantry, but none of the guilt.” But even very welcoming Episcopal churches could be nervous about this (perfectly legitimate and harmless) line of work. Read more

Feb 24
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Except that every Spanish-speaking person of Hispanic origin I know finds “Latinx” to be (at the very least) a silly, Gringo invention. And many of them also find it to be disrespectful of their language and culture. So maybe not the best example.

Feb 24
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That last section, “It’s also more inclusive” is precisely the problem, of course. Conservatives don’t want to include people they don’t approve of...

Feb 23
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Elizabeth, we were right there with you up in the northern suburbs of Dallas. My pool had 2-3 in. of ice on it by Tue the 16th. One of my neighbors took a picture of himself standing in the middle of his pool. Yeah, I know, #FirstWorldProblems. Read more

Feb 22
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Damn, the job market is just over all weird as f*ck these days. Even positions for experienced people are loaded up with unrealistic requirements for the pay being offered. And it seems like every employer wants to go the contract-to-hire “kick the tires for 6-12 months before you buy” route. Read more

Feb 21
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As a Texan, I’d say you’re spot-on. “I got mine, screw you” is the mantra of the Republican Party.

Feb 20
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Some people join local gov’t because they genuinely want to serve. But there’s a substantial portion that are attracted to it because they’re snarky, selfish, power hungry assholes. It’s like HOA Boards writ large. 

Feb 19
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Not discounting your personal experience at all, but that falls in the category of anecdotal evidence. I’m pushing back on this because I have a college-level background in Human Development and had to endure two semesters of Statistical Analysis and Experimental Design at the graduate level. There’s simply no valid Read more

Feb 17
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To add some add’l info, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) is indeed a non-profit org. But it reports to the state legislature and was created by Texas state gov’t. And who runs the state legislature ? The Texas Republican Party. Same party the governor is a member of, who is complaining about ERCOT... Read more

Feb 17
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Northern suburbs of Dallas: Power went out 3:30AM Mon., was out for 18 hrs. Got one hour of electricity, then out again. Tue. morning at sunrise it was 0°F at my house. Power on and off throughout the day. Don’t think any house water pipes froze. Today, Wed., we’re getting about 3-4 hrs of power with 45-60 min Read more