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  • From Elizabeth on TL;DR

    TLDR is used to summarize something too long for people to read. For example, the the TLDR for Trump’s NYT interview is : “Holy Shit. he really has no idea about anything .” People often append TLDR to a thing they post on Facebook. Or someone could say, “Can I get a TLDR?” to ask you to tell them the salient points of a long article or email or whatever.

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    • From jupiterj on TL;DR

      Interesting. This is helpful because Aaron Foley was probably using it like that in his article on Detroit. He said he was attempting a TL;DR regarding the city and its bankruptcy and its spirit.

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  • From David on TL;DR

    My mom has the same finger issue (as do I). She recently had surgery and now her finger is straighter and bendable still. If you have a hand guy telling you it may be a lost cause, might want to get a second opinion. Just FYI.
    David J

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    • From jupiterj on TL;DR

      I haven’t talked to him since this began happening. And it’s very sporadic. He was referring to the uDpuytren’s contracture that he diagnosed me as having. The finger may be connected to this.

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  • From David on oops

    Test

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  • From jupiterj on Fakebook

    You’re right of course. Letter writing whether business or personal also has never had an affect included. So in the course of doing your work I can easily see how you would approach it that way. Good point.

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  • From Cindy Cosway on Fakebook

    I spend a majority of my communicating with clients via email. I do my best to be as clear & gentle as possible when requesting information. It amazes me how some folks just write quickly with what they need, not understanding how clipped & sometimes rude the request can appear to the recipient. I think it’s vital to understand that it’s not only important to be gentle with your written words when communicating, but also understand the recipient will react differently based on what is going on in their world at the moment they read it. I think email is a good tool for work, but only in addition to meeting the clients in person & speaking with them on the phone. If they have an in-person sense of who they are working with, it does much to soften the image & message sent via email. The social media aspect is just an extension of this thought, in my opinion. I am much more appreciative of the poster that takes the reader into consideration.

    Just my opinion.

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  • From David on sunday morning nerd talk

    I saw the article about the authorities not carrying the overdose counter active. Ignorance is apparently blissful for some and an ego feeder for others. The top cop in that article seems to think he knows everything about addiction because his officers see it on a daily basis….from a police/authority standpoint. Maybe he should access local professionals or scholars educated and experienced in the issue so he can best serve the public. Or maybe I should mind my own business considering it’s (their state/local political/addiction issue) not in my immediate environment. =^)

    Thanks for the DVD (I almost typed video!)

    David J

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    • From jupiterj on sunday morning nerd talk

      Thanks for commenting. Like I said in my blog, I have read about other epidemic situations, but in the other case I read about, the health care workers were more resigned to reviving people. This article does mention fatigue (burnout) on an ongoing mess. It certainly is a mess.

      I’m glad you got the DVD. I love you!

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  • From Cindy Cosway on two more days of vacation for jupe

    #TicksSuck . (stupid pun moment) Our dog was bitten by a tick that transmitted a bacterial infection to him that has rendered him completely blind. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ehrlichiosis_(canine). We take him for a follow up visit to the Animal Eye Institute on Friday, but our expectations are low. I’ll probably post something on Friday when we know more. Poor old dog. The ticks are really high in numbers right now & carry a variety of nasty diseases. I love living in the woods, but I’m not a fan of ALL of God’s creatures.

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    • From jupiterj on two more days of vacation for jupe

      Sorry to hear about your dog. My brother’s dog was diagnosed with Lime’s disease but has not presented symptoms. They vaccinate her annually and give her meds that kill any ticks that bite her. What a mess with the ticks, eh? We are finding one or two a day. Eileen kills them with cellophane tape by putting them on the tape, folding it, and suffocating them.

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  • From Mark on on to grayling

    Talk with Leigh about glasses when we get up to Grayling. I think she has about three different ones. One for reading, one for playing piano and one for everything else. I could be wrong about that. Of course, she also has cataracts which makes everything less than optimal. I’m hoping she will take care of that before we lose our health insurance…

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  • From Cindy Cosway on books in the mail

    I had to switch from single vision glasses to progressive lenses late last year. There are 3 tiers to look out of depending on close reading, arm’s length or distance. It was certainly an adjustment. But I do find that after 6 months or so, I am tilting my head less & simply moving my eyes to the part of the lens I need for the task at hand. I hope you adjust to yours quickly!

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    • From jupiterj on books in the mail

      I admit that I have been taking my glasses off for reading and computer work. But they do help with anything more than a few feet away, so driving is definitely improved.

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  • From David on vacation begins in earnest

    I have a subscription to the New Yorker magazine that runs out in 2018. There are multiple back issues lying around you are welcome to read or take if you like. First united Methodist is where the kids went to pre school. It’s right over by Riverside Community College and the Presbyterian church we got married in (not to far from where we lived in Riverside and currently about 15 miles away) so you should be able to get some time in on the organ if you choose. See you tonight.
    David J

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  • From Cindy Cosway on lining up music for today's rehearsal

    Have fun with the California branch of the fam!

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  • From Matthew Locke on 42

    Happy Anniversary! Great photos <3

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  • From Cindy Cosway on 42

    Congrats!! Y’all are fortunate to have each other. A great pair of people. :)

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  • From Elizabeth on 42

    Happy anniversary! I love you!

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  • From Mark on 42

    Happy Anniversary!

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  • From David on 42

    Happy 42 guys! Wishing you many more.
    David j

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  • From Cindy Cosway on jupe gets his brains back and continues to love the experience of sound

    I love hearing the joy in your text about the Pasi Organ! An instrument to be loved & appreciated the way it should. Delightful.

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  • From Elizabeth on relaxing at mark's

    Thanks for sharing the recording. Even as a bootleg, pretty listenable. It sounded like a fun program. Love you!

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    • From jupiterj on relaxing at mark's

      I love you, too! My teacher, Ray Ferguson, used to say he preferred not to be recorded. He liked the idea that his music just kept floating away into the ether.

      For my part, I figured out that recording is itself an art and not one that interests me that much. If people want to record me, fine, as long as I don’t have to listen to it.

      It has crossed my mind to hire Jonathon Fegel to help me with recording sometime (at church). Mark says we should serious consider permanently installing a good recording set up.

      We just purchased a new sound system. I know it’s set up to eventually house video taping the service. But I don’t know much about the system other than it’s working very well right now and is very unobtrusive. Both Jen and I were speaking into microphones at the recital.

      It was fun doing that recital and also doing the commentary.

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  • From jupiterj on martini time blog two days in a row

    You’re right. I should have done an AGO mailing. It would help me if Paul didn’t do blind emails on those things. Don’t we all know each other’s email anyway via the directory? Anyway, this was totally my responsibility. I did send out a press release to the Sentinel (which they seemed to have ignored entirely) and post it on Facelessbook. I know that most of our members don’t connect to Facebook. Brian Carder was there so somehow he found out, probably from Facebook. Linda Fulton was there as well. It was good concert and I’m sorry you didn’t have the option to attend. I try not to pay too much attention to that sort of thing. I did miss you but figured I can’t always attend your recitals and the same has to be true for you. I’ll do better about this next time.

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  • From Rhonda Edgington on martini time blog two days in a row

    Did I miss your opening concert on the organ? I thought it was later in the month… I’m sorry if so! I kept meaning to look somewhere and check the date, because I didn’t have it written down anywhere. It would have been tricky for me anyway, I had a practice hike for the AT with the group from church I’m going with in a week (did I mention this? nutty little mid-life try at something completely different…) Anyway, next time, you should tell the local AGO folks about this. Email Paul or I, and we will send something out. People besides me are interested too, and this organization is pretty much pointless (in my opinion), if at the least we aren’t aware of what’s going on locally and supporting each other. I’d have been there, if I’d have known and could have made it work! Glad you felt like it went well.

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