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Paul’s Daily Half-Dozen for August 25, 2018

About how many hours a day do you typically sleep?

Which food most tempts you to overeat?

If you were to retire, what would you do to keep your mind from losing its edge?

Can you see yourself planting all your flowerbeds with the same species and same color of flower — assuming you had a few flowerbeds?

The smell of a newborn, the smell of leather, or the smell of your best friend?

What is the single best thing about society today?

14 thoughts on “Paul’s Daily Half-Dozen for August 25, 2018”

  1. About how many hours a day do you typically sleep? Usually 9-10 hours.

    Which food most tempts you to overeat? – Blackberries 😀

    If you were to retire, what would you do to keep your mind from losing its edge? – By living with people/daily interact with people who have a different mindset from me.

    Can you see yourself planting all your flowerbeds with the same species and same color of flower — assuming you had a few flowerbeds? Yes 😀 Though not to the point that it would look artificial.

    The smell of a newborn, the smell of leather, or the smell of your best friend? – Newborn. I don’t like the smell of leather, let alone my best friend 😛

    What is the single best thing about society today? – We have a greater quality of life than ever before.

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  2. About how many hours a day do you typically sleep? 6-8 hours. During the school year, 4-7, with a few all-nighters sprinkled in. It’s pretty bad, I know

    Which food most tempts you to overeat? Anything with cheese

    If you were to retire, what would you do to keep your mind from losing its edge? Draw/paint, go on long walks. I would also adopt many, many dogs

    Can you see yourself planting all your flowerbeds with the same species and same color of flower — assuming you had a few flowerbeds? If I were to have flowerbeds, I would probably use them to grow vegetables, like tomatoes or lemons. I don’t like flowers.

    The smell of a newborn, the smell of leather, or the smell of your best friend? Smell of leather

    What is the single best thing about society today? I’d need a long time to think about that, but I had to answer off the top of my head, I’d say is the fact that we continue to have faith in institutions that have let us down. That probably the only thing keeping us alive right now.

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  3. i need (need need need) nine hours…i maybe get nine sometimes–in bits & pieces. i wake up a lot. then i have to get up at sunrise to let my poultry out & then i nap. sometimes i get to bed at a decent hour…most times not. short answer: i don’t know.

    i usually overeat well-prepared savory foods. entrees & such. like i eat a good meal, but i can’t stop eating it because it is so fucking good.

    my retirement plan is to buy a trailer & travel the country telling fortunes…i might also have a dancing dog.

    i plant everything & anything. i like a big messy garden that attracts birds & bugs. i prefer perennials because they come back. i like things that come back. and i like it if it is also edible or medicinal.

    mmmm…babies. definitely babies.

    the desire & passion to change what is broken & help those who need help.

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    1. The fascinating thing about the desire and passion to help those who need help is that there is evidence that sort of behavior is deeply engraved in our DNA — indeed, there is a fossil from about 1.8 million years ago of a Homo erectus who apparently was sorely injured and then nursed back to health. At least, he was fed while he lay too injured to get food for himself.

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  4. About how many hours a day do you typically sleep?
    0 – 10 or anywhere in between.

    Which food most tempts you to overeat?
    chocolote – yum! And strawberries

    If you were to retire, what would you do to keep your mind from losing its edge?
    I am in that blissful state. I blog, read, have long lunches with friends, go on the occasional road trip, sleep in, nap, craft in whatever genre takes my fancy – atm it’s crochet

    Can you see yourself planting all your flowerbeds with the same species and same color of flower — assuming you had a few flowerbeds?
    masses of different flowers and colours. I have a couple of dozen rose bushes.

    The smell of a newborn, the smell of leather, or the smell of your best friend?
    newborn mammals of any species

    What is the single best thing about society today?

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      1. Yes and no. I often have sleepless or restless nights at the full moon. Have done for decades. The napping – is a new luxury. In the past it was a rare stolen necessity

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