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Michael Ann Dobbs
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May 7
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Elizabeth Warren’s think tank/lawyers seem to think that student loan forgiveness doesn’t require congressional approval. I figured Biden’s keeping that in his pocket in case he hits too much obstruction. It’ll jolt the economy nicely at 10,000 and a lot and 50. If Georgia hadn’t gone Dem and they were fighting for Read more

May 7
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Tabletop Role Playing Games are like Dungeons and Dragons with figurines and sometimes maps or terrain pieces and the like. But they can be science fiction based, or like gothic horror or something if that’s more interesting! You can check out Tabletop WitchCRAFT on youtube (my kid’s favorite) or design your own 3d Read more

May 4
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My mother’s hobby is decorating/building dollhouses. She’s actually really good — she made a practice beach house and sold it at a charity auction for several hundred dollars. Read more

May 3
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That’s what I was thinking! Looking to move and a couple places have balconies and this would fit on a fire-escape sized balcony and in my tiny Brooklyn apartment (folded up). Read more

Apr 21
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Isn’t this where you stock up on all the comic books/short novels and tell the kid that as long as I don’t hear you after eight you can stay up as late as you want, but if I come in here I’m taking away (whatever). Read more

Apr 21
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Isn’t this where you stock up on all the comic books/short novels and tell the kid that as long as I don’t hear you after eight you can stay up as late as you want, but if I come in here I’m taking away (whatever). Read more

Apr 21
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I know several families who had nanny’s when their kids were little and the babies/toddlers were on a 10-10 sleep schedule. The parents loved getting out of the house with no craziness. Kids would just wake up with the nanny there. Parents had hours after work to actually hang out with the kids.  Really easy to travel Read more

Apr 21
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Or, and hear me out on this one Sam, you buy a cargo bike. I’ve got a Yuba and it can carry 440 lbs. Its steel frame is sturdy (if heavy), its slightly smaller wheels keep the cargo (my five-year-old) carefully balanced. And I use (free!) Fresh Direct bags and some cargo nets to carry everything. Read more

Apr 9
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One of the things that happens with scripts written “on spec” especially for effects heavy shoots is that the entire script may not exist until shooting is underway, while whole sections have been locked down as the visual effects artists get to work. A whole 10 minute sequence on film may read “Batman and Superman Read more

Apr 8
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We use timers for that. Five minutes before we need to leave and when we need to leave.   Today my kid ended up waiting for me!

Mar 12
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Just did the Easter Basket shopping! In the past I’ve definitely done sunglasses, stickers and chalk. Last year I got my daughter a flower press! Read more

Mar 12
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I had to double check, but Caroline hasn’t done Strictly Ballroom yet! We definitely her take on that one. (And also the original Japanese Shall We Dance.)

Mar 8
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Using  jar for dressing is also one of the best ways to get a young toddler (18 months +) involved in cooking.  Use a plastic screw-top jar, fill it up and hand it over. Kids love to shake them!

Mar 8
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Getting companies to pay workers fairly is something a high tax rate can contribute to! In the days before the idea that a corporation existed only to create dividends, a high enough top tax rate could actually encourage CEOs (and others) to pay themselves less, so they could actually have more take home pay. And then Read more

Mar 8
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Or it’s insurance (we went so far, we will go all the way if you make us).  People are going to be wondering about who said that FOR DECADES. 

Mar 7
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Is it clear that Vision transferred his memories of West View to White Vision? I thought he just unlocked his brain tissue memories. Read more

Feb 25
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Yep, made a couple of student loan payments at the beginning of the pandemic, thinking it was a good way to pay down the principle while not accruing interest. Then realized that as long as the money was paid before interest accrued it DIDN’T MATTER if it was monthly. Read more