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    What I canít believe is how much it costs to buy the things parents NEED now a days. Anything extra is just that. I wonder how we made it through in the 70/80ís with our kids. And we had only 2!
    The more kids we have the fewer Ďneedsí we seem to have. Our next kid will be lucky to have clothes for a couple years.

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    What I canít believe is how much it costs to buy the things parents NEED now a days. Anything extra is just that. I wonder how we made it through in the 70/80ís with our kids. And we had only 2!
    The more kids we have the fewer Ďneedsí we seem to have. Our next kid will be lucky to have clothes for a couple years.
    Thatís very true. My hats off to all the parents who are doing what they can with what they have.
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    We raised three kids on one income. The kids need came first, wants second and us last, but it was worth it. Both their mother and I had been latch key children. We ,knew how much of a difference it makes in a child's life to come home to a kiss and a cuddle instead of an empty house, and the sacrifices we willingly made were well worth it.

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    I feel pretty blessed that my wife stays at home but itís still a rollercoaster.

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    So, other than fountain pens, pencils, paper...you know - what the other threads are for, what other interests do you have! My list, as I have gotten older, cough cough, seems to be going back to stuff of my younger days.
    1. Slide Rules...love my K&E slide rules.
    2. Compasses...yeah, the old style and not the new GPS stuff.
    3. Pocket Knives...the Swiss Army Knives.
    4. Bullseye target shooting in 22lr rifle, next would be long range shooting in 22lr at over 200 plus yards.
    Photography
    Astronomy
    Birds
    Reading - so many books, so little time
    Slide Rules (first K & E was a tip for shoveling snow in 1970)
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    Great looking slide rule there! And a K&E no less. My collection is up to around 30 different K&Eís. Some Postís, and others. I have my very first one that I got back in Puerto Rico, when my dad was stationed at Ramey AFB.
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    Mine are (in no particular order): poetry (I write it), the Japanese Heian period, Ukiyo-e, Edward Gorey, mysteries, science-fiction, true crime (Reddit: Unresolved Mysteries), Victorian and Tutor history, Lord Peter Wimsey, WWI history (particularly of the homefront) and the Interwar years (because of the interest in Lord Peter Wimsey). Many other things.
    Ukiyo-e...so, you like or collect the prints or do you do the whole process, ie woodblocking, printing etc.
    I write poems based on the prints. Do you know what ekphrasis is? I often write poems based on other works of art (you can see some of them online at the Louisiana Poetry Project under Denise M. Rogers). I'd love to have an original woodblock print, but alas, I do not have the funds for that.
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    Mine are (in no particular order): poetry (I write it), the Japanese Heian period, Ukiyo-e, Edward Gorey, mysteries, science-fiction, true crime (Reddit: Unresolved Mysteries), Victorian and Tutor history, Lord Peter Wimsey, WWI history (particularly of the homefront) and the Interwar years (because of the interest in Lord Peter Wimsey). Many other things.
    Ukiyo-e...so, you like or collect the prints or do you do the whole process, ie woodblocking, printing etc.
    I write poems based on the prints. Do you know what ekphrasis is? I often write poems based on other works of art (you can see some of them online at the Louisiana Poetry Project under Denise M. Rogers). I'd love to have an original woodblock print, but alas, I do not have the funds for that.
    Ekphrasis, no, I never heard of that style of poetry before. I am more familiar with haiku. I like the haiku because it is shorter and to the point. They make great 3 minute read and reflect.
    The Ukiyo-e I am familiar with because in school we did the Speedball block printing. The speedball being easier to work with and cheaper cost, etc.
    You should check out David Bull on YouTube. He is good. Lives in Japan.
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    Speedball. Block printing. Ahhh, memories. Many of them painful!

    (I am about to attempt printing on plexiglass or CDs.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor Kenshin View Post
    Speedball. Block printing. Ahhh, memories. Many of them painful!

    (I am about to attempt printing on plexiglass or CDs.)
    Painful...Iím sorry...lol.
    I guess I have been very lucky in that respect. Not even a scratch.
    Hope all goes well on the printing.
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    Reading...any one thing or you have broad interest???
    Bird...watching?? Which is cool. I love watching humming birds!
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    Bird...watching?? Which is cool. I love watching humming birds!
    My reading interests are broad. Modern and Victorian fiction, history, archaeology, pictorial art, architecture, palaeontology and a few other things.

    I feed the local songbirds and I have a family of Herring Gulls which come for their bread every day. I'm generally interested in ornithology.
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    Reading...any one thing or you have broad interest???
    Bird...watching?? Which is cool. I love watching humming birds!
    My reading interests are broad. Modern and Victorian fiction, history, archaeology, pictorial art, architecture, palaeontology and a few other things.

    I feed the local songbirds and I have a family of Herring Gulls which come for their bread every day. I'm generally interested in ornithology.
    When I was in Dallas a couple of weeks ago went to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. They have a nice paleontology section. I like the trilobites myself.
    0.5mm vs 0.7mm graphite sizes is much like 9mm vs 45acp...they both work if you know what you are doing. - me

    Looking for Caran d'Ache Type 55 2mm set and Rotation .7 pencils.

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    Watches, video games, mechanical keyboards, audiophile gear, my dog-o, cars, books, technology in general, ...

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    There has only been one video game to catch my attention. I even went out and bought the game, the box to play it. Halo was the game. I heard they even planed a movie. Still waiting on that. Thanks
    0.5mm vs 0.7mm graphite sizes is much like 9mm vs 45acp...they both work if you know what you are doing. - me

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    Latin-currently in private classes with a PhD Latinist

    Medieval history, music, liturgy.

    Recently replaced some of my pre-cross-country-move aquariums and am keeping four lovely specimens of Jikin. A fish breeding line considered a National Treasure of Nagoya Prefecture, Japan.

    Masters swimmer.

    Zero Dark 30 rower.

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    Life is so big and juicy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by VertOlive View Post
    Latin-currently in private classes with a PhD Latinist

    Medieval history, music, liturgy.

    Recently replaced some of my pre-cross-country-move aquariums and am keeping four lovely specimens of Jikin. A fish breeding line considered a National Treasure of Nagoya Prefecture, Japan.

    Masters swimmer.

    Zero Dark 30 rower.

    Extensive reader of non-fiction, topics ranging far and wide.

    Life is so big and juicy!
    Goldfish and Koi. Love them, I have kept Red Cap Orandaís. I like the way they look. I didnít know I was treating them so well, until I saw fry all over the tank. Five in a 55 gallon tank was good.
    A Zero Dark 30 rower??? No ideal on that one. Lol
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    "A Zero Dark 30 rower???" = "Zero Dark 30" is an offhand military term used to refer to being up before dawn breaks. A lot of PT (Physical Training) in the military takes place at Zero Dark 30. VertOlive may be a single sculler that works out at the break of dawn.
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    " VertOlive may be a single sculler that works out at the break of dawn."

    Yep, you pegged it. But here in the High Plains, the only water is inside the rowing machine!
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