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These two pics of me and a friend were taken at 34 years apart. We're a lot less flexible these days but we're still making glorious noise together.

I’m afraid I don’t have another 30 year sabbatical in me.

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Trying REALLY hard to not let some people suck the joy out of making music.

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“Do you take this woman to be your lawful wedded wife, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death do you part?” the pastor asks.

“Hell yeah,” I say as I gun the engine on my dirt bike and start a sick burnout

Swearing, godlessness 

I take a lot of shit from my family and in-laws for my wife and kids being "lapsed Catholics". In all honest I can't take any of the credit for this. All credit belongs to the creepy old men running the Catholic church for driving them away.

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polycule? nah. gonna join a molecule. looking for an exciting halogen or non-metal to react with, but open to alkali types too if we feel the chemistry

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#OtD 22 May 1623 English military forces met with Powhatan leaders for a peace parley. A rich doctor, John Pott, poisoned their wine, killing 200 Powhatan, then troops opened fire on survivors killing 50 more. Pott later became governor of Virginia

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Alito shows no understanding of pregnancy. "All consideration for medical complexity is gone in the Alito draft, which cares very much for the 'unborn human' and very little for the live human it grows in."
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2022/05/roe-overturn-high-risk-pregnancy-late-abortion/629921/

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@johnpavan My wife is a birder in Chicago where we live. It’s amazing how many different species she comes across in an urban area. Evidently birds, like people, are drawn to the lights and diversity of big cities. The people in the bird-watching community are pretty cool, too.

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uspol, guns 

every night in the US is like

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Cary Grant's birth name is:

No cheating. This is a 1 day poll. Check back for the correct answer. Boost for more replies, please.

My mom is trying to install. She’s texting me asking what a router is. Gonna be a long afternoon 🤦🏻‍♂️

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Someone said “Will Smith slapping Chris Rock stayed in the news cycle longer than 10 people getting slaughtered at a supermarket.”

I said “Standard procedure. When it’s nothing to do with whiteness, they make it about whiteness. When it’s everything to do with whiteness, they do everything they can to distance the incident from whiteness.”

I find the gentle thunder showers we’ve been having to be very relaxing. Is it me or are they all too rare anymore?

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I'd like a recommendation for an Android phone for a mother with dementia. Large display. Large keyboard. No requirement for any special camera and no other bells or whistles.

I'd like to be able to lock the device down: a couple of icons on home screen, the rest gone.

Email is getting too complicated, so I think WhatsApp will be much easier.

Anybody with similar challenges? I'd love to hear from you, also by email. Thank you!

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bigshoulders.city is a Mastodon instance for Chicagoans current, former, and future. Its name comes from Carl Sandburg, who once compared ships pulling out to “mastodons, arising from lethargic sleep.” Our goal for bigshoulders.city is to build a community of friends and neighbors across the Windy City. Toot your pho place recommendations, meet-up ideas, pothole gripes, creative dibs, and cross-town baseball taunts—whatever you want, as long it abides by our short and sweet content policy.