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  1. Haven't been on the Board really in a while, but stopping in to say that I'll be there (with husband and 3 kids). See you all soon!
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    Laws That Keep Me From Drinking

    Just so we are all clear, in NY, a state of iniquity if there ever was one, while they have revised the laws so that you can buy booze on weekends, except for beer, YOU HAVE TO GO TO ANOTHER STORE. That's right. Wine (and liquor) is not sold in supermarkets in NY. This is why there is a "wine shop" just about every block in the city. Similarly, most villages have at least 1 and sometimes 2 wine stores. (Also, stores don't generally open until 11, but I think that is less blue law and more hangover driven).
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    Single parent advice?

    1. Cleaner FTW. Seriously. Do not pass go. Do not collect $200. Pay the cleaner, tomorrow preferably. Worth every penny. 2. Cleaner =/ tidier. Your son can have basic tidying responsibility. This doesn't mean deep cleaning the bathroom but it does mean making the bed and basic kitchen cleanliness. 3. You know what, tutor/nanny FTW. My children are younger (8 and 4) but I will probably have FT help as long as I can afford it. If you CAN afford it, having another adult around is a GOOD THING, whether or not your child is embarrassed by presence of said adult. A 13 yo is embarrassed by all things. It is an inexorable part of being adolescent. That shouldn't stop you. I mean, if nothing else, said nanny is if nothing else a chauffeur. 13 year olds are ridiculous AND THEY CANT HELP IT. It's part of their charm. I bet through your university you could find an undergrad looking for some extra cash that could fill this role and be a really positive addition to your family for a couple of years. I am all about all the help. Raising children IS HARD. Don't feel pressured to do it alone. BUT don't feel pressured to get married just to provide this. Best of luck.
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    2018 Reading Self-Challenge

    I did. Given that I have a four year old son, I couldn't emotionally take it. I've set it aside for now but will come back to it.
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    2018 Reading Self-Challenge

    1. The Rift by Nina Allen: Unreliable narrator about the fall out when someone who has been missing for decades returns, claiming to have stepped through a portal to an alien world. 2. Under the Volcano by Malcom Lowry: 20th Century Classic. Planning on reading 5 from Modern Library list that I have never read this year. 3. The 101 Dalamations by Dodie Smith: Childhood classic. 4. Cast In Deception by Michelle Sagara: Complete YA guilty pleasure 5. Persepolis Rising by James A. Corey: No summary needed on this board 6. Grant by Ron Chernow: Biography of the general and president. Highly recommend. 7. Provenance by Ann Leckie 8. River of Teeth by Sarah Gailey - love me some hops. 9. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: CS Lewis. childhood classic. 10. Misty of Chincoteague: Marguerite Henry, Childhood classic. 11. Death on the Nile - Christie 12. Taste of Marrow - Gailey 13. The Westing Game (I forgot how good it is - kids adored it. They made me read pretty much until I had no voice. Interestingly my husband didn't like it, but read it - it's way, way, way ahead of its time). 14. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd - Christie 15. Murder on the Links - Christie 16. Down Among the Sticks and Bones - McGuire 17. Gnomon - Harkness 18. The Last Days of Night - Moore 19. The Invasion - O'Guilin 20. Girl of Ink and Stars 21. An Argumentation of Historians - Taylor 22. Dark Queen - Hunter 23. Death in the Clouds - Christie 24. The Collapsing Empire - Scalzi 25. Cards on the Table - Christie 26. The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August - North 27. Starless - Carey 28. Quiet - Cain Currently reading: The Dark is Rising, The Traitor Baru Cormorant (trying again, doing better), Spinning Silver, Revenant Gun. Next up, Space Opera, a biography to be identified.
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    Should snake owners be forced to publicly register?

    Actually you just won the thread. Should just close down because further comments are futile.
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    Should snake owners be forced to publicly register?

    If it could be considered an invasive species if escaped, yes. (Though you shouldn't have it as a pet in the first place if that's the case).
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    2018 Reading Self-Challenge

    1. The Rift by Nina Allen: Unreliable narrator about the fall out when someone who has been missing for decades returns, claiming to have stepped through a portal to an alien world. 2. Under the Volcano by Malcom Lowry: 20th Century Classic. Planning on reading 5 from Modern Library list that I have never read this year. 3. The 101 Dalamations by Dodie Smith: Childhood classic. 4. Cast In Deception by Michelle Sagara: Complete YA guilty pleasure 5. Persepolis Rising by James A. Corey: No summary needed on this board 6. Grant by Ron Chernow: Biography of the general and president. Highly recommend. 7. Provenance by Ann Leckie 8. River of Teeth by Sarah Gailey - love me some hops. 9. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: CS Lewis. childhood classic. 10. Misty of Chincoteague: Marguerite Henry, Childhood classic. 11. Death on the Nile - Christie 12. Taste of Marrow - Gailey 13. The Westing Game (I forgot how good it is - kids adored it. They made me read pretty much until I had no voice. Interestingly my husband didn't like it, but read it - it's way, way, way ahead of its time). 14. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd - Christie 15. Murder on the Links - Christie 16. Down Among the Sticks and Bones - McGuire 17. Gnomon - Harkness 18. The Last Days of Night - Moore 19. The Invasion - O'Guilin 20. Girl of Ink and Stars 21. An Argumentation of Historians - Taylor 22. Dark Queen - Hunter 23. Death in the Clouds - Christie 24. The Collapsing Empire - Scalzi 25. Cards on the Table - Christie 26. The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August - North Currently reading: Tom Sawyer, Treasure Island, Starless, Quiet. Next Up: Revenant Gun
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    2018 Reading Self-Challenge

    I have read none of his other works. I really enjoyed Gnomon. It's a clever book. It has a "Message", which I usually hate, but I thought that the puzzle and the structure were so interesting in and of themselves (and the "characters" such as they are, so compelling), that I really didn't mind.
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    US Politics: Sit Up Straight and Show Some Respect

    New York is absolutely mobilizing. City councilpersons are collecting supplies. They have had to stop accepting them because they are overwhelmed. Volunteers are sorting as we speak. There are urgent appeals for Spanish speaking temporary foster parents. My firm is partnering with Lawyers for Good Governance to create and man a hotline and resource networks to try to match parents with children. We are also partnering with Kids in Need of Defense to make sure that each of these children not only has a guardian ad litem but an attorney to represent his or her interests in court. As mentioned above, in lots of cases the parents have been deported and the kids are here and we have NO WAY to find the parents. None. This is a tragedy on an epic scale. And we are all complicit. I speak no Spanish, but I will be volunteering for the hotline. A couple of hours of my time a day is nothing to me but could be EVERYTHING for someone else. I have links for NY based programs if any interest.
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    US Politics: Sit Up Straight and Show Some Respect

    She is utterly and entirely morally bankrupt.
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    2018 Reading Self-Challenge

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    World Cup 2018: Celebratin' Your Nation.

    You May try to take over the WC, but your team is about as Sterling as Brexit on a Johnson.
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    2018 World Cup - Get a Team to Support Here!!!!

    Fellow Colombia supporter!!!! We shall escape the true group of death for domination!
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    World Cup 2018: Celebratin' Your Nation.

    JRToken Which, btw, may be the best name ever.
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