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Made this summer dress. August 2018
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Happy in my perfect element. June 2017
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Scenic lunch spot on the way to Mission Peak. June 2017
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There must be fifty ways to meet your lover.

Hike a new trail, Dale
Climb a new hill, Bill
I’m full of joy, Roy
Come trekkin’ with me.

I’m lookin’ for smiles, Miles
Intellectually smart, Art
Love a man with wit, Mitt
Come set yourself free.

If you are a Trump supporter, hit the back button NOW.

I find the wonder and joy in life. The infinite pleasure in the touch of a hand, the joy of tasting a juicy, ripe peach. Intense, playful, passionate and determined, I have fun every day.

I love hiking to alpine lakes surrounded by white glaciers and jagged mountain peaks. After dark, I look up and feel awed by the glowing Milky Way and billions of sparkling stars. We all need more low-level ecstasy in our lives.

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Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms out there. You're the Greatest!
LiterateHiker comments on May 11, 2019:
Thank you!
After reading the interesting post on left-handedness, I have a question: I am a left-hander. I ...
LiterateHiker comments on May 11, 2019:
Left-handers are more likely to be artists and musicians. I come from a family of six, left-handed, intelligent, hilarious musicians and artists. A creative problem-solver, I am organized and artistic. I play flute: jazz, blues and classical music. Am a lifelong Democrat, as are my siblings. On the internet, I read that lefties die sooner than right-handed people on average. Why? Here's my theory: 1. Absorbing all that **ink**, dragging our left hand over the page. 2. Being curled up in those stupid, **right-handed desks** in school. 3. The world is **set up** for right-handers. (Try driving your car with your left hand.) A case in point: Since I sew, I have expensive, left-handed pinking shears. But they cannot be sharpened, not even at the factory. All sharpeners are for right-handed shears.
65 years old, male, atheist since I was able to admit it without being chastised, living in ...
LiterateHiker comments on May 11, 2019:
Look up: 1. Atheist groups near Longmont, Colorado. 2. Meetup groups near Longmont, Colorado.
I want to know what you think... Do you believe yourself to be a good parent? And WHY?
LiterateHiker comments on May 11, 2019:
My daughter Claire, 29, writes me beautiful, loving Mother's Day and birthday cards. I save them with the date. Excerpts: Age 21: "Mom, Thank you for loving me unconditionally even through the hardest times with me. I love and appreciate you so much." Age 22: "As I'm growing, my appreciation for you has grown more. You have always taken care of my every need and been so affectionate and loving. I admire your strength, independence and intelligence. Thank you so being so patient, understanding and loving with me. You motivate me to stay fit and healthy and take care of myself. I love you, Mom. You are the BEST!" Age 24: "Thank you for your unconditional love, support and patience. You have never given up on me, and taught me the strength and drive I continue to work on every day." Age 25: "You're my inspiration and role model. You're drop dead gorgeous and beyond fit and healthy. I'm so happy you had me eat so healthy as a child. I now know how to adapt those food to my everyday life, and they are delicious. I hope as I mature, we can strengthen our relationship and friendship. I love you so much, Mom! Thank you for everything." **Photos** 1. Mother's Day gift from Claire, 23. She made this collage on her Iphone. 2. Claire, 29, and Matt's, 34, wedding in September 2018 at Lake Chelan, WA.
Things I trust more than Donald Trump.... AS partial list. Fell free to add to it.
LiterateHiker comments on May 11, 2019:
6. Ted Bundy. 7. Televised Christian pastors who scam money from donors.
I live in Georgia. This whole "heart beat bill" nonsense is upsetting me. I've been avoiding ...
LiterateHiker comments on May 11, 2019:
The draconian, Georgia anti-abortion bill infuriates me, too. It will likely be thrown out by courts. In my 20s, I wore a button: **Keep your rosaries Off my ovaries** Now I'm driving around with the bumper sticker: **Keep your theology Off my biology ** We are fighting the same battles. Vote Republicans out of office!
The world is getting crazy. Smiling has made it better for me. Try it!
LiterateHiker comments on May 11, 2019:
Have been laughing uproariously, rereading "Calypso" by David Sedaris. Hilarious!
Today I turn the cornor and finally get past the three-quarter century mark. If it was'nt raining,...
LiterateHiker comments on May 11, 2019:
Happy birthday! Remember you are loved.
215 points to go to level 6. The site notes "hidden perks" at level 6. humm, what kind I wonder ...
LiterateHiker comments on May 11, 2019:
To find out benefits of different levels: 1. Open your profile. 2. Page down to the heading, "Level" on the right. 3. Click on your underlined points. This takes you to the Levels Page. It shows how to gain points and perks of different levels.
Maybe this is a wierd question...is "coming out" as an atheist in any way similar to coming out as ...
LiterateHiker comments on May 11, 2019:
Gay people have been beaten, murdered and discriminated against in America and across the world. Their treatment is much worse than that of atheists in America. At age 13, I became an atheist when I realized the Bible is just a book of stories written by men. I confidently tell obnoxious, proselytizing Christians I am an atheist. "I'm sorry," they say. *I'm not, * I reply cheerfully. "I chose rational thought instead of magical beliefs." That shuts them up. Friends love me for who I am. The only person who rejected me for being an atheist is my Jehovah's Witness cousin.
My ex is ugly, and so are her children... except mine
LiterateHiker comments on May 11, 2019:
That's a mean thing to say.
Federal court denies Republicans' motion to stay gerrymander ruling - JURIST - News - Legal News & ...
LiterateHiker comments on May 10, 2019:
Excellent news!
Do you think it wrong to go to a massage parlor and get a Happy Ending(men or women) would you ...
LiterateHiker comments on May 10, 2019:
I would consider it cheating.
Oh boy oh boy! My daughter is daring social media haters by posting her pix toppless on ig.. ..she ...
LiterateHiker comments on May 10, 2019:
How old is your daughter? Doesn't she realize topless pictures posted on the internet never disappear? Prospective employers check candidates on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.
Has anyone else had to cut ultra religious family out of their lives?
LiterateHiker comments on May 10, 2019:
No, but my Jehovah's Witness cousin, Sarah, cut me off because I am an atheist.
Ohio GOP invents terrifying medical procedure just to hurt women Are you fucking kidding me?! ...
LiterateHiker comments on May 10, 2019:
# **Vote Republicans out of office!**
Ohio GOP invents terrifying medical procedure just to hurt women Are you fucking kidding me?! ...
LiterateHiker comments on May 10, 2019:
"Great bumper stickers!" a women said yesterday. This is heartening in conservative Wenatchee, WA. With these bumper stickers, I figuratively give the finger to Republicans: **Keep Your Theology Off My Biology ** and **Washington State Democrat **
When having a face-to-face conversation with someone, what's usually the first clue they're not ...
LiterateHiker comments on May 10, 2019:
When they look at their phone.
This writer explains why millennials ‘refuse to grow up’ in viral thread. | GOOD
LiterateHiker comments on May 10, 2019:
Many millennials are working hard with two or three part-time jobs. My daughter did that for years while getting her bachelor degree. Claire finished high school in 2008 during the worst recession since the Great Depression. At 29, Claire is a millennial. After graduating with honors (3.9 GPA) from the University of Washington, the university- with her permission- sent Claire's name and contact information to top medical recruiters. Claire still works two jobs 10-12 hours/day. At Microsoft, Claire orients employees to their health insurance options; she is paid by Evergreen Medical Center full time. Providence Hospital, where Claire formerly worked, asked Claire to do contract work at home on her computer part-time. Before they were married, Claire and Matt bought a house in 2017. Matt works for Boeing supervising the machine shop. He works long hours. With high energy, Matt loves remodeling their house. Claire, 29, and Matt, 34, were married in Sept. 2018 at Lake Chelan. They hope to start a family in two years. I feel proud of my daughter. Claire has always been a hard worker.
I am interested in opinions on this statement.
LiterateHiker comments on May 10, 2019:
I automatically do an inward eye-roll at memes and vacuous platitudes. I want proof that "the religious want to define non-believers." Just because some jackass made a meme doesn't make it true. FACT: For centuries, Christians burned non-believers at the stake. https://articles.exchristian.net/2002/10/how-many-people-have-been-killed-by.php
Look what I got today! Sexy, huh?
LiterateHiker comments on May 10, 2019:
Yesterday, the medical boot made painful red welts on my shin, ankle and top of my foot. Lovely. Gingerly pulled on a thick hiking sock. Repositioned the hard plastic, putting padding between it and my skin. Much better. Slept 10 hours last night. Think I'll mosey into the weight room.
So, I work in a retail pharmacy. Today I met a new customer who just took the cake on the weirdest ...
LiterateHiker comments on May 10, 2019:
Demented ravings of a lunatic. Back away slowly. He may have a gun.
I ❤️ NY! New York moves to release Trump’s tax returns and reduce his pardon powers. ...
LiterateHiker comments on May 10, 2019:
Thank you, New York!
Ice cream, frozen yogurt, or Frozen Custard? What's your pleasure
LiterateHiker comments on May 10, 2019:
Cold treats don't tempt me. But I am a sucker for a moist, decadent dark chocolate cookie. I buy just one. Portion control.
Sarah Sanders set a record! yay!! She hasn’t held a Press Conference in 58 days, a modern ...
LiterateHiker comments on May 10, 2019:
Please explain: 1. What record did Sarah Sanders set? 2. She has not held **what** in 58 days?
Being totally honest, what's the craziest thought you've had today?
LiterateHiker comments on May 10, 2019:
*"This medical boot hurts my leg!"* I thought wildly. Tore it off madly. Red welts and bruises on my shin, ankle and foot. Gingerly pulled on a thick hiking sock. Padded between my skin and hard plastic. Much better.
Do you blush easily?
LiterateHiker comments on May 10, 2019:
The last time I remember blushing was in 1990 when I was in labor. "This doctor is too handsome," I told the nurse quietly. "I don't want him looking between my legs! I want a woman doctor to deliver my baby." Of course, she immediately told the male doctor. To my embarrassment, I heard them laughing outside my room. *Blush. * They called in a wonderful female doctor. I loved her.
Rant... I'm getting fairly sick of posters who post a link or idea and them tell others to discuss ...
LiterateHiker comments on May 10, 2019:
Your rant will not make people change their habits. Since I don't like saccharine memes and platitudes, I ignore them. Easy to do. **Platitude** (dictionary.com) noun 1.a flat, dull, or trite remark, especially one uttered as if it were fresh or profound.
What's the one thing that would make you stay in a hot tub forever?
LiterateHiker comments on May 10, 2019:
Dropping an electrical charge into the hot tub.
I am in the damn hospital again, dammit. Since Saturday. Gastroparesis again. I’m really excited ...
LiterateHiker comments on May 9, 2019:
Sending you mental rainbows of healing and peace.
Bad Cops Charged After Good Cop Reported Video of Them Torturing Handcuffed Teen
LiterateHiker comments on May 9, 2019:
Despicable. These cruel, violent cops need to be thrown in prison, and stripped of their right to be police officers for the rest of their lives.
Anybody have trouble with this site when they first signed up?
LiterateHiker comments on May 9, 2019:
Agnostic.com has been updating this website. It has been glitchy over the past three months. My Level dropped 800 points for three or four days. I contacted Agnostic.com and it was fixed. **To contact Agnostic.com** 1. Hover your cursor over the tab, "Learn" at the top of this page. 2. Click on "About Us." Page down to the bottom. 3. Click on "Contact." You can send them an email describing the problem. Ask for help.
Hard to think of stuff to say. I don't like having to make posts to get points but here I am. ...
LiterateHiker comments on May 9, 2019:
To get ideas, I suggest you read posts under headings on the right: Health & Happiness Love & Relationships, etc. Good luck.
Look what I got today! Sexy, huh?
LiterateHiker comments on May 9, 2019:
It's hard to drive with this boot! It's too big and clumsy. The bottom of this boot is slippery. Dangerous.
Okay, I admit it, I joined the group to check out the "free t-shirt" offer. I noticed the offer ...
LiterateHiker comments on May 8, 2019:
You get a FREE T-shirt from Agnostic.com when you reach Level 8. Agnostic.com pays for the shipping.
Trump’s State Tax Returns May Soon Be in House Democrats’ Hands "The New York Senate has ...
LiterateHiker comments on May 8, 2019:
Excellent news.
Look what I got today! Sexy, huh?
LiterateHiker comments on May 8, 2019:
I can lift weights for the upper body from a seated position. Also do abdominal exercises. With the machines: calf raises, calf crunches, one leg presses, etc. I'll stay strong.
Look at this girl and tell me how old or "(young ,) "is she
LiterateHiker comments on May 8, 2019:
Fishing for a compliment?
"Grow up," they told me; "No thank you," i replied. Good morning friends, and welcome to another...
LiterateHiker comments on May 8, 2019:
What does is mean for you to be an adult? **What is Adulthood? 20 Defining Characteristics of a True Adult** http://www.marcandangel.com/2007/08/17/what-is-adulthood-20-defining-characteristics-of-a-true-adult/
One strange food combo that you like to eat... For breakfast, I just had: I just ate a bowl ...
LiterateHiker comments on May 8, 2019:
"I didn't know you can do that!" I said in my 20s, watching Patricia pour two types of cereal into her bowl. We looked at each other and laughed. 1. Chunky peanut butter spread on a banana. 2. Medjool dates stuffed with roasted almonds.
Is it possible to be an atheist and a Buddhist ? Buddhist philosophy rarely reference to the ...
LiterateHiker comments on May 8, 2019:
Since age 13, I have been an atheist. At 18, I found a slender book in the University of Michigan bookstore, ** "Tao Te Ching" by Lao Tsu**. I love: The highest good is like water. Water gives life to the ten thousand things and does not strive. It flows in places men reject and so is like the Tao. In dwelling, be close to the land. In meditation, go deep in the heart. In dealing with others, be gentle and kind. In speech, be true. In ruling, be just. In business, be competent. In action, watch the timing. No fight: No blame. From “Tao Te Ching,” written in the sixth century B.C. by Lao Tsu.
Florida woman pulls alligator from her yoga pants during traffic stop - The Washington Post
LiterateHiker comments on May 8, 2019:
I doubt a man would put an alligator in his pants.
Anybody love homemade smoothies? I use kale, spinach leaves, 2 5oz cups blueberry yogurt, 6oz frozen...
LiterateHiker comments on May 8, 2019:
Sounds great! **Protein-Banana-Berry Smoothie** I freeze bananas, individually wrapped, for smoothies. **Put into a blender** 1 cup orange juice 1/2 cup cold water 1/2 cup nonfat Greek yogurt 1 scoop nonfat, vanilla whey protein powder = 20 grams protein. 1 ripe banana, broken into chunks Dash salt 1 teaspoon almond butter 1/2 cup frozen blueberries or mixed berries. A squeeze of fresh lemon juice, optional. This brightens the flavor. 1 tsp. honey or sugar, optional. Blend on high until smooth. Makes two servings. NUTRITIONAL ANALYSIS (for the entire recipe): Calories 565; Protein 55 g; Sodium 180 mg; Calcium 225 g; Carbs. 122.8 g; Sugars 87.8 g; Fat 2.2 g; Sodium 224 mg; Potassium 978 mg.
On average, how many text messages do you send in a day?
LiterateHiker comments on May 8, 2019:
When my boyfriend texts, we can stir up a sext storm.
When is it okay to say "I love you"?
LiterateHiker comments on May 7, 2019:
I dodged a bullet. Every single day, Nick dropped by hungry without calling first. He prowled in the kitchen, looking for something to eat. Raised to be a gracious hostess, I made him a protein smoothie or fed him dinner. Suddenly I was cooking for two. This was a big imposition. "You are a great cook!" Nick said. He insisted he knew how to cook. But when he promised to make dinner, instead he brought fast food that I don't eat. "When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time," Maya Angelou said. After 2-3 weeks, I dumped Nick because of serious problems with sex and communication.
This could be filed under health and safety or just funny but seriously people, people are traveling...
LiterateHiker comments on May 7, 2019:
Hey, bicycle riders are not dumb fucks! Many are fit and healthy. Bicycles do not pollute like motorized vehicles. My boyfriend, Bill, 55, is a medical doctor. He's on the left. On Saturday, they rode 90 miles with 3,900 feet of elevation gain. These men are in their 50s and 60s. Bill is training for a 100-mile bicycle race on May 11. He competes in 4-5 bicycle races each year. And lifts weights. *What a body!!* "I want to keep my muscles so you are attracted to me," Bill said.
Maine is returning slowly to life. It makes me happy.
LiterateHiker comments on May 7, 2019:
When did Maine die?
If life had no off button (I.E, you didn't die of old age, just remained middle-aged until ...
LiterateHiker comments on May 7, 2019:
I agree that assisted suicide should be an option for terminally-ill people. My great aunts and great-grandmother lived into their 100s, strong, slender, mentally sharp, active and living alone. I take after them. My great-grandmother asked for a push mower for her 90th birthday. "I want the exercise," she said. Dad gave her a push mower. She lived to 106. Hope to be hiking into my 90s. I can always downshift to easier, shorter hikes. I want to enjoy nature my entire life.
Our beauty lies in the amount of love we have in us.
LiterateHiker comments on May 7, 2019:
"You are glowing!" a woman said when I introduced myself last Sunday. "I can almost see your aura." "Thank you," I replied. "That's my loving kindness showing." It was nice of her to say. Her aura comment was a bit too hippy-dippy for me. I took in the good and let the rest go.
Took me long enough. I was beginning to think it wasn't ever gonna happen.
LiterateHiker comments on May 7, 2019:
Congratulations! I'm at 136,000 and some change. Feels like it will take years to reach Level 9.
when YOUR child is vulnerable to hatred - [washingtonian.com]
LiterateHiker comments on May 7, 2019:
A harrowing tale, well written and insightful. Thank you for posting this. I did not realize "alt-right" leaders actively recruit depressed boys and young men. "Alt-right" is used to sugarcoat and normalize Nazis, KKK, sexist, women haters, racists, bigots, white supremacists and other angry, violent groups.
All of my hard work and determination has finally paid off! I graduated with my bachelors in biology...
LiterateHiker comments on May 7, 2019:
Congratulations!
We all like to think that we have an open mind, but I would like to place a question, which is. How ...
LiterateHiker comments on May 7, 2019:
**10 Tips on How to be More Open-Minded** https://www.technobezz.com/10-tips-open-minded/
Funniest thing i saw on the road this past weekend while driving my brother ...
LiterateHiker comments on May 7, 2019:
Post a photo or video, please. Or describe in detail what happened.
How Can We Create Inclusive Community? I've struggled with finding a sense of community in most of ...
LiterateHiker comments on May 7, 2019:
Why would you want an echo chamber? After moving to Republican-dominated, Christian Eastern Washington, I made friends with like-minded people. My friends range from Christian to atheist. They don't hassle me about religion.
I went out hiking with my brother yesterday on the Bruce Trail up by Forks of the Credit. It was a ...
LiterateHiker comments on May 7, 2019:
Please post photos of your hike. Would love to see the waterfall and enjoy nature.
What would you do if you had the fattest kid in the world? Whose fault is it? [facebook.com]
LiterateHiker comments on May 6, 2019:
Must be a metabolic or thyroid disorder. Couldn't be one of our kids.
Nearly Half Of Donald Trump's 2020 Campaign Contributions This Year Came From Female Donors
LiterateHiker comments on May 6, 2019:
Hard to believe. It is self-defeating for women to vote Republican.
What is happening? This forum is getting as intolerant, unsophisticated and aggressive as many of ...
LiterateHiker comments on May 6, 2019:
I report and block people who personally attack me. Trumpsters and sexist jerks. Also block mean guys who lash out at me when I say, "We live too far apart to develop a relationship." As a passionate hiker, I want to stay near my beloved mountains. And my daughter. Photos: 1. Beautiful Spider Meadows, WA. 2. Climbing Mt. Fremont with Mt. Rainier behind me, WA. 3. Minotaur Lake, WA 4. Olympic Mountains from the top of Mt. Townsend, WA 5. Sunset sets the cliffs afire: first gold, then red. Necklace Valley, WA.
Hey, Alexa: Stop recording me - The Washington Post
LiterateHiker comments on May 6, 2019:
On my computer, I put a piece of blue painter's tape over the camera lens.
Do you miss the Golden Age of disc jockeys?
LiterateHiker comments on May 6, 2019:
No. Egocentric guys, most often.
I live in a very Christian and republican area. I'd love to meet a group of like minded people in my...
LiterateHiker comments on May 6, 2019:
I live in Christian, Republican-dominated Eastern Washington. As a Democrat, environmentalist, feminist and hiker, I joined: 1. Women's hiking group 2. Library book club 3. Democrats of North Central Washington 4. Citizens for Peace 5. Anytime Fitness
NRA says they're running out of money
LiterateHiker comments on May 6, 2019:
Excellent news! I hope the NRA goes bankrupt and closes down. The NRA has influenced politicians for too long.
This is for gardeners! I was going to ask you about the state of your garden tools, especialkly the...
LiterateHiker comments on May 6, 2019:
I sharpen clippers and shears with a small sharpening stone. Makes a huge difference.
Who here has dealt with depression from a firsthand experience?
LiterateHiker comments on May 6, 2019:
My gregarious, bipolar brother is a genius with a photographic memory. Lee tried committing suicide three times; the first time at age 16. Lee refuses medication. "I'm so smart, I can figure out my problems," he boasted. My mother's fear was burying Lee next to my father.
Should we respect other people's beliefs? I'm not asking whether people should have the right to ...
LiterateHiker comments on May 6, 2019:
Nazis, racists, bigots, enviornment destroyers, mean, cruel, sexist people, liars and haters get no respect from me.
Yesterday was my birthday. I am proud to say I turned 53. I went hiking for the first time in many ...
LiterateHiker comments on May 6, 2019:
Happy birthday!
For Gammar People
LiterateHiker comments on May 5, 2019:
It's spelled "**grammar**," not "gammar."
Would you rather spend eternity exploring the ocean or space?
LiterateHiker comments on May 5, 2019:
Mountains, music and literature.
Liberal megadonors plan $100 million swing-state blitz to beat Trump
LiterateHiker comments on May 5, 2019:
Hope the Orange Cheeto is in prison by 2021.
Christian Mom: Wives Who Refuse Sex Should Get Over It Since It Won’t Take Long | Hemant Mehta | ...
LiterateHiker comments on May 5, 2019:
"Submit to your husband," evangelical Christians preach. It's rape.
Trump says Robert Mueller should not testify to Congress
LiterateHiker comments on May 5, 2019:
Here's the flip side of my sign. People laughed and said they loved it.
Longest serving Republican switches parties because of trump. Thank you, Sir! Thank you! We need ...
LiterateHiker comments on May 5, 2019:
Wonderful. Thank you for posting this.We all need good news.
I'm a middle school Science teacher. I have to say that I HATE it when my students claim they are ...
LiterateHiker comments on May 5, 2019:
Stop judging your students so harshly. Middle schoolers have enough problems without you criticizing them. Age 13 was long considered the age of reason. At 13, I became an atheist when I realized the Bible is just a book of stories written by men. I chose rational thought instead of magical beliefs. Also read about rational philosophers Descartes and Spinoza in World Book Encyclopedias at home. As a science teacher, you should support rational thinking.
I am with my family for the weekend, for my younger brother's graduation. Today they planed to go ...
LiterateHiker comments on May 5, 2019:
It's cruel of them to freeze you out because you are an atheist. Shame on them. It's not your fault.
‪Asshole gives them out like candy. Tiger Woods is expected to visit the White House next week, ...
LiterateHiker comments on May 5, 2019:
Trump only gives awards to seem lordly and in charge. Fail.
What's something popular you've tried to enjoy but just don't. For me, it's Breaking Bad.
LiterateHiker comments on May 5, 2019:
I love humor writer Dave Barry's take on fishing: "Fishing is very similar to golf because in both sports you hold a long skinny thing while nothing happens for days at a time." From the hilarious book, "Dave Barry Turns 40."
Do you consider the Star Wars franchise to be must-see entertainment, a total waste of time, or ...
LiterateHiker comments on May 4, 2019:
I liked the first three Star Wars movies. After that, I lost interest.
What's something popular you've tried to enjoy but just don't. For me, it's Breaking Bad.
LiterateHiker comments on May 4, 2019:
I don't watch television. Never bought a TV. "You are culturally deprived," my boyfriend said and bought me a Samsung smart TV in 2014. I just watch movies on Netflix. Never drink soda pop. "Soda pop is just chemicals and sugar," I taught my daughter. For over 35 years, I have not eaten hamburger, preserved meats, processed foods, deep fried or fast food. I don't follow sports teams. Baseball is severely boring. A boyfriend once took me to watch a Seattle Mariners (name?) baseball game. The highlight was watching the clamshell roof open and close.
Federal judge allows Trump emoluments suit to advance - JURIST - News - Legal News & Commentary
LiterateHiker comments on May 4, 2019:
Excellent news!
Against cheerfulness: Practising the Greek virtues of wisdom and courage is one thing. But being ...
LiterateHiker comments on May 4, 2019:
While volunteering at two nursing homes, I learned: 1. Cheerful people make more friends. Everyone wants to be their roommate. 2. Positive people heal faster. With a positive attitude in physical therapy, they recover and go home with a walker or crutches. 3. Negative people have more post-surgery complications than positive people. It's well-documented. Negative people are more likely to give up, and wind up in a nursing home.
Cheerfulness cannot be compulsory, whatever the T-shirts say | Aeon Essays
LiterateHiker comments on May 4, 2019:
I noticed this while volunteering at two nursing homes: Cheerful people make more friends. Everyone wants to be their roommate. Positive people heal faster, and have fewer post-surgery complications than negative people. It's well-documented.
Food Brands Owned by Monsanto
LiterateHiker comments on May 4, 2019:
Good thing I don't eat processed foods.
Do not dissolve your responsibility of make sense of your coments please.
LiterateHiker comments on May 4, 2019:
It's spelled "comments." Here's a comet:
Against cheerfulness: Practising the Greek virtues of wisdom and courage is one thing. But being ...
LiterateHiker comments on May 4, 2019:
I don't like saccharine memes, either.
So from disgusting hovel, my house is starting to look a lot better. My ex left three kids (adults ...
LiterateHiker comments on May 4, 2019:
Looks great! Don't let your kids trash the place again.
I need to hear some good news. Tell me something positive in your life right now.
LiterateHiker comments on May 4, 2019:
To my surprise and delight, my daughter called me yesterday. Claire usually texts.
California bill: President Trump won't appear on ballot unless he releases tax returns
LiterateHiker comments on May 4, 2019:
Love it!
What do you want, do you really, really want?
LiterateHiker comments on May 4, 2019:
My broken toe to heal quickly so I can go hiking.
No one wants a person half full. Bring your A game or don't bring it at all.
LiterateHiker comments on May 4, 2019:
Exactly. **Man Wants Me to Rescue Him** I rejected a man who is deeply depressed and wants me to rescue him. Gary appears to have dependent personality disorder. Gary wanted me to make him happy, get up off the couch and hike. Although he claims to love hiking, he hasn't hiked in years. Gary asked me to move in with him during our first (and only) meet. Yikes. The last straw was when he posted two hiking photos I took of Minotaur Lake and surrounding mountains on his photography website. He posted my photos without my permission or crediting me as the photographer. I was appalled. "It is unethical to pass off my photos as your own," I said." My intentions were honorable," he replied. What is honorable about plagiarism? Gary's ego is so fragile, he immediately canceled his Facebook profile, Fitness Singles membership and photography website. Apparently, he put all of his emotional eggs in one basket.
What is the longest amount of time you have ever gone without sleep?
LiterateHiker comments on May 4, 2019:
Driving between Seattle and Michigan, I drove for 24 hours before stopping to sleep. This was in my 20s. I would not do that now.
What is the longest amount of time you have ever gone without sleep?
LiterateHiker comments on May 4, 2019:
With a newborn, I was in a constant state of sleep deprivation for six months. When Claire was three weeks old, I created a quiz for the pediatrician. She laughed and posted it in the exam room. **New Mother Quiz** **1. Why am I doing laundry in the middle of the night?** a. All of my nursing bras are wet. b. My baby has pooped and peed through 36 onsies and 20 receiving blankets. c. I'm so tired, I don't know whether it's day or night. d. All of the above. **2. Why am I so hungry and tired?** a. The minute I sit down to eat, my baby demands to be fed. b. I have been nursing my baby every two hours, 24/7. c. There's no point in trying to sleep. d. All of the above. **3. Why can't I think of any more questions?**
The person who has never really attempted to ask himself or herself the basic questions of ...
LiterateHiker comments on May 4, 2019:
That's your opinion. Enjoying your judgmental position? To grow and mature, I don't need to ask your list of questions. **The Marks of Maturity** (Psychology Today) https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/artificial-maturity/201211/the-marks-maturity
I can see clearly now..... It is a shame that I had to wait so long to have my cataracts removed....
LiterateHiker comments on May 4, 2019:
With cataract surgery at 50, I was awake and sedated. The weirdest thing was watching and hearing a needle make a **squinchy sound** as it was inserted into my eyeball. I didn't feel any pain due to the anesthetic. The memory makes me shudder. "The damage was caused in childhood," my eye surgeon said. "Growing up on a lake in Michigan, you had all that reflected light, swimming and sailing." We never wore sunglasses, hats or sunscreen. My mother was a tanorexic.
I can see clearly now..... It is a shame that I had to wait so long to have my cataracts removed....
LiterateHiker comments on May 4, 2019:
Love how your heart soars with the beauty of the great outdoors! Beautifully written. My artist ex-husband, Terry, had horrible vision. He suffered with coke-bottle glasses through school until he got contacts at age 19. We joked that our children would have scabs for eyes. Gallows humor. After our divorce, we remained friends. I drove Terry to his cataract surgery. Like you, he had Lasik surgery, too. Terry cried tears of joy when his vision was clear for the first time in his life. "On the hills, I can see individual trees for the first time!" Terry said. "It's like being on acid." Our daughter, Claire, inherited Terry's near-blindness. Claire wore glasses through elementary school. She got contacts in middle school. In her 20s, Claire's vision deteriorated and she could no longer wear contacts. Claire was embarrassed by her thick glasses. In 2017, Claire, 27, found an experienced eye surgeon in Seattle with a new, groundbreaking, laser eye surgery machine. Claire passed three criteria required for the new surgery (her lens were thick enough, etc). Her father paid for it. ***My brave girl!*** After eye surgery, Claire's eyes were bandaged. We waited anxiously. "Mom, my eyesight is improving every hour!" Claire cried. We were all thrilled. Now Claire's eyesight is perfect. Neither she nor her father need glasses or contacts. It's a modern miracle. Photos: 1. Claire's eight birthday party. The man cutting the cake is my former boyfriend. Claire wanted a "moon cake." I made a moon with frosting. 2. Me and Claire, 27, 2017.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER WE DIE? It may be a profound question for many but the answer is quite simple....
LiterateHiker comments on May 4, 2019:
Organ donor followed by cremation. In my will, I asked for my ashes to be spread in my beloved Cascade Mountains. I don't care if my daughter drives to Stevens Pass, walks six feet into the woods, dumps the ashes and leaves. My married daughter Claire, 29, will receive $100,000 from my life insurance policy. In my will, I asked that it be used for her house or college expenses.
How many people have recently lost friends because they were on the wrong side of the political ...
LiterateHiker comments on May 4, 2019:
No, but a cousin who is a Jehovah's Witness rejected me because I'm an atheist.
Between pessimism and optimism is being.
LiterateHiker comments on May 4, 2019:
As a lifelong optimist, l exist. (*pinches self to check*) **Being** (dictionary.com) noun 1. the fact of existing; existence (as opposed to nonexistence). 2. conscious, mortal existence; life: *Our being is as an instantaneous flash of light in the midst of eternal night.* 3. substance or nature: *of such a being as to arouse fear.* 4. something that exists: *inanimate beings.* 5. a living thing: *strange, exotic beings that live in the depths of the sea.*
Has anyone seen an article about how many shooting there have been since tRump took office? We need ...
LiterateHiker comments on May 3, 2019:
Look it up on the internet.
My ficus bosai is loding its leaves. I have had it for about 3 monthd and it has just steadily been ...
LiterateHiker comments on May 3, 2019:
It needs high humidity. That's why I never grow Ficus. Damn things needs a greenhouse with misters.

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Happy in my perfect element. June 2017
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Feeling warm in the snow! March 2018.
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Scenic lunch spot on the way to Mission Peak. June 2017
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"Fit is the new sexy," Shape magazine says. I'm finally "in." September 2017
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Hiyo Silver! Away! October 2016
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Let it snow! February 2018
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You can see a dime in the back pocket. August 2017.
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Great views and howling wind at the summit. Leaning into the wind. April 2018
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I'm a rockstar! Won the 1st Scholarship Rockstar award. I'm 2nd from left. Volunteer college mentors, May 2018
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Glowing after a run. August 2016
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French twist for daughter' wedding. Sept. 2018
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Look what was in my mailbox! October 2018.
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Daughter Claire's wedding at Lake Chelan. Made my dress. Sept. 2018.
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First bathroom selfie. July 2019
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A short hike with young women I previously mentored. June 2018
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