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Good point.

Posted by No Vested Interest | Wed Jul 31, 2013, 04:40 PM (0 replies)

I think that fact is reflected in his demeanor.

Nothing elitist about him.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Tue Jul 30, 2013, 05:38 PM (1 replies)

Great fan of Road Scholar here

Wonderful learning and visiting opportunities in the US and throughout the world.

Many at very reasonable prices, considering all meals and entrance fees included.
The participants are (mostly) interesting and fun as well, because, like you, they're curious and adaptable, and want to be there.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Tue Jul 30, 2013, 01:52 PM (1 replies)

Fair enough, Denn. You're on your way.

After all, all of us are really "on our way". Always.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Tue Jul 30, 2013, 12:57 PM (0 replies)

Not an electrical engineer here, but trying to be practical while comfortable-

Just remember that anything that heats or provides heat is costly to use; curtail excess usage as much as possible;

That includes adjusting household temps when occupants are out of the home. - Turn down (sometimes turn off) heat a few degrees or more when leaving; when you return turn up heat gradually - a degree or two at a time until you're at or near desired setting.
Reverse for AC - turn up temps a few (or more) degrees when leaving, then adjust a degree or two at a time until at desired temp.

Keep throws - (small blankets)- available near where you watch TV or otherwise lounge in place.

Yes, turn out lights when leaving a room, but always provide enough light when moving throughout the house, to avoid falls, especially if older.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Mon Jul 29, 2013, 05:21 PM (0 replies)

It's good, often helpful - to be passionate about something, but

more important to have a mission in life to carry you through.

I was encouraged to write a mission statement for myself by a life coach/psychologist I was seeing a few years ago.
It was most helpful in having me formalize in writing my thoughts about what is most important to me and how I will go about seeing it through.

A mission statement gives focus to our everyday living and plans.
It can be changed and adapted as needed, for our life circumstances can and do change, and we have to meet life where we are and where the rest of world and the times are.

Your passions(s) can and should fit within your overall life mission.

What do you think?
Posted by No Vested Interest | Mon Jul 29, 2013, 04:37 PM (1 replies)

I noticed that and backed off. nt

Posted by No Vested Interest | Mon Jul 29, 2013, 01:33 PM (0 replies)

I'm with you on your opinion of EWTN and Arroyo (he of the unfortunate permanent

smirk).

I enjoyed watching parts of the Pope's visits to Brazil, broadcast live by EWTN.

However, I did not always appreciate the narrative provided by EWTN's analysts.
Those narratives provided by Vatican Radio were well done, balanced, professional, while those by the EWTN hosts, both lay and clerical, seemed to be skirting the issues FRancis laid out, and referring back to Benedict and John Paul II.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Mon Jul 29, 2013, 01:15 PM (0 replies)

Not all are on the third of the month, for a number of years now.

I applied at age 62, and for a number of years now, my direct deposit has always been on about the 17th of the month.
They were encouraging direct deposit even a number of years ago, so mine has always been received that way.

Now all routine government payments ( I hate the word entitlements, but will use it here for clarification of the type of payments I'm referring to) are either by direct deposit or payments deposited onto a type of card similar to a debit card.

My daughter, who receives SSI, received a check by mail until May of this year. Now she has been issued a debit-type card which is "refilled" on the third of the month, as you say, unless holiday or weekend, when it may be issued earlier.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Sun Jul 28, 2013, 01:32 AM (0 replies)

Thanks! You can do it, too!

It's known as googling.
There's not much you can't find out with a few words googled.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Sun Jul 28, 2013, 01:11 AM (0 replies)
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