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by 7Wannabe5
Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Polyamory Support Group
Replies: 277
Views: 50425

Re: Polyamory Support Group

Sorry for your loss :( Relationships are complex adaptive systems, so I think the points your therapist made were actually pretty good. However, as somebody who has had her own very bad couple's therapy experience, you have my empathy. OTOH, if you are no longer shacked up with ex, I think you can n...
by 7Wannabe5
Thu Oct 01, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Is humanity worth saving?
Replies: 57
Views: 6918

Re: Is humanity worth saving?

C3 plants may benefit from more CO2 in atmosphere. It is a more limiting factor for C3 plants than C4 plants. However, they do suffer more from increased heat/drought.
by 7Wannabe5
Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Protecting against dementia
Replies: 47
Views: 1861

Re: Protecting against dementia

I read someplace online where an old guy said the problem with getting old is none of your friends are young. :lol: So true. My 3 younger sisters and I have long had a mutual support society in old age plan, but we have yet to even enact Step 1 which would be the joint purchase of property in resor...
by 7Wannabe5
Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: classical_Liberal's Semi-ERE
Replies: 660
Views: 127891

Re: classical_Liberal's Semi-ERE

I used to occasionally bet on the ponies...with somebody else's money :lol:
by 7Wannabe5
Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: How to - Indoor Compost?
Replies: 31
Views: 2595

Re: How to - Indoor Compost?

One way or another you will be managing hordes of small organisms, standard variety earthworms are just among the few species that you can easily see in a handful of soil. You might try reading "Never Home Alone: From Microbes to Millipedes, Camel Crickets, and Honeybees, the Natural History of Wher...
by 7Wannabe5
Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: Why do we keep coming to these here ERE forums?
Replies: 87
Views: 23065

Re: Why do we keep coming to these here ERE forums?

Well, it is also true that I am bored with the "work 40+ hours/week at high paying tech field job" solution space, because:

a) not everybody can do it
b) I don't want to do it
by 7Wannabe5
Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: Renaissance Lifestyle/3 Strategies
Replies: 14
Views: 5980

Re: Renaissance Lifestyle/3 Strategies

I'm curious if, after many years of reflection, you still think this way? If so, how do you measure the HL? Unfortunately, my immediate response to this question was "I would, if I was currently more happy." Kind of like how you avoid the scale when you are stuck in a round rut of chub. Quantifying...
by 7Wannabe5
Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: Why do we keep coming to these here ERE forums?
Replies: 87
Views: 23065

Re: Why do we keep coming to these here ERE forums?

I was attempting humor.
by 7Wannabe5
Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Doughnut Economics
Replies: 17
Views: 860

Re: Doughnut Economics

@Campitor: I didn't express myself very well. For some reason, bottom-up vs. top-down is something I can never quite grok, likely because I am always going sideways :lol: What I was thinking about was this video on The Cynefin Framework which I found on the site associated with the "Doughnut Economi...
by 7Wannabe5
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: Why do we keep coming to these here ERE forums?
Replies: 87
Views: 23065

Re: Why do we keep coming to these here ERE forums?

There are other sites I frequent which are equally interesting, but they all pass the barrier of "read book" or "books." That's why I previously suggested that Jacob should exclude anybody who hasn't even gone to the trouble of reading his book. We don't need anymore MMM refugee riff-raff loitering ...
by 7Wannabe5
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Doughnut Economics
Replies: 17
Views: 860

Re: Doughnut Economics

@Campitor: Kate Raworth is also stone intelligent. Therefore, she knows that such a complex problem or complex of complex problems is unlikely to be solved by top-down approach designed by her or anyone else. Her role is work towards changing or developing the picture or the metaphor to make it more...
by 7Wannabe5
Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: 7Wannabe5- Take 6
Replies: 97
Views: 10585

Re: 7Wannabe5- Take 6

@fiby41: Thanks, but no thanks. I am completely burnt out on “papa care” and certainly wouldn’t choose to undertake it for “up to $15/hr.!” as gig work. The marketing paints it as playing checkers and arranging flowers, but the odds that you would wind up encountering some very sketchy situations wo...
by 7Wannabe5
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Doughnut Economics
Replies: 17
Views: 860

Re: Doughnut Economics

@Campitor: Kate Raworth does talk about going from household to city-state to nation-state to global perspective in the course of the history of economics, but I think it’s easier, or more natural, to go from household to watershed to global perspective. Therefore, I was thinking that the inner ring...
by 7Wannabe5
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Doughnut Economics
Replies: 17
Views: 860

Re: Doughnut Economics

Right. Someone said that the most important thing about any model is what is not in the model.
by 7Wannabe5
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Protecting against dementia
Replies: 47
Views: 1861

Re: Protecting against dementia

@Sclass: I feel bad for your Mom. If I had been her friend, I would have told her that the best cure for husband taking a second “wife” when you are 50 is to get yourself two more husbands ages 65 and 35. ‘Cause then when you pick up your phone and ex says “ I am flying in tomorrow. Come pick me up....
by 7Wannabe5
Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Doughnut Economics
Replies: 17
Views: 860

Doughnut Economics

The full title is "Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st Century Economist" by Kate Raworth. Although some of you 20th Century Free Market Capitalist Thinkers may not agree with much of what the author is attempting to share in this book, I found it to be a very good, very clear, conde...
by 7Wannabe5
Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: dough/pastry/pasta board?
Replies: 44
Views: 1471

Re: dough/pastry/pasta board?

You can wash parchment paper and reuse it if you don’t bake it. You could try stitching some parchment paper to a tea towel for added heft. When you bake with it, you can still reuse it several times. The parchment paper takes the place of extra flour and lubricant which also must be replaced as use...
by 7Wannabe5
Sat Sep 19, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: apocalyptic techno-optimism
Replies: 157
Views: 14381

Re: apocalyptic techno-optimism

$750 is too much. Build some lofts into the bedrooms so that they can have dual functions, and obtain another large not full residential code space (Barn/warehouse etc)that can be subdivided into studio/project space by the square foot. Then members of the co-op could just rent loft/rooms for $300/ ...
by 7Wannabe5
Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Axel Heyst's Journal
Replies: 383
Views: 57375

Re: Axel Heyst's Journal

Many meandering paths will likely create more resilience. What I am suggesting in terms of reading is analogous to J.M.Greer’s suggestions regarding revisiting archaic lines of invention.
by 7Wannabe5
Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: dough/pastry/pasta board?
Replies: 44
Views: 1471

Re: dough/pastry board?

A chipmunk died from gnawing its way through some pressed board into my 1970s camper. That glue is poison.

You could also try just using/reusing parchment paper. I do this a lot because I love how the cookies just slide and the sheets never need to be scrubbed.