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  1. I dunno. I have been in I've-lost-count-how-many airports on three continents in the past month and a half and did not once empty my pockets beyond taking out coins. 🤷‍♀️ But yes, he should be prepared to empty his pockets. And I forgot to mention earlier that he shouldn't worry if he is chosen for additional screening - it happens, it's usually random, and is no reason to fret.
  2. If he has never flown and he and/or you are very nervous about making sure he doesn't have a problem getting through security and to his gate, you can get a pass to accompany him to the gate. He won't have to take off a belt if it doesn't have metal in it. He won't have to take off glasses. He won't have to empty his pockets unless he has coins or something else that will set off the detector. I completely understand that the whole airport experience can be nervous-making for someone who isn't accustomed to it, but it is pretty straight-forward. He should arrive early so he doesn't need to stress about missing his flight if in case there is a back up at security or he loses his way. Everything will be fine. 🙂
  3. I think zealotry rather than hatred was the more likely motivator. Regardless, it is another sad day for humanity.
  4. While you may just separately be musing about vaccination rates in South America, just to clarify: Most recent asylum seekers are from Central America, which is part of North America. The idea that Central America is part of South America rather than North America is pretty widespread in the US. Then again, apparently the idea that Central America is part of Mexico and that everyone speaks "Mexican" is pretty widespread too. 😅
  5. Will the showers be zero entry? It doesn't look like it from the photo but maybe you mentioned it and I missed it. If that isn't part of the plan, I encourage you to reconsider. Zero entry showers make it so much easier for people with reduced mobility, particularly if they are in wheelchairs.
  6. How about a nice sketchbook? And maybe some Derwent Inktense pencils or Caran d'Ache Neocolor II crayons to go with it? I like these because I can both sketch and paint with them. I also love having a waterbrush to use with these. You can have all sorts of fun playing with a waterbrush. I like to use it with Stabilo Point 88 fine markers or soluble ink fountain pens as well. Oh, and I absolutely love having a Pentel brush pen. I like the urbansketchers site to check out what people are doing and what they are doing it with. 😉 Lots of ideas there. Since you like books and you are artistic, have you ever thought of making your own books? A class might be fun, or some bookmaking supplies (you don't need a lot of stuff). Then you could sketch in your very own sketchbook, which is pretty neat. 🙂 There are loads of books to learn how to make books.
  7. bibiche


    His friends are reporting that he went to proselytize and are calling him a martyr. 🙄 Let's hope he didn't transmit any diseases in his entirely selfish "mission." And I hope his fate dissuades rather than encourages others. Tosser.
  8. The label is "Charles Shaw" and originally it cost $1.99, hence Two Buck Chuck (Chuck being a nickname for Charles).
  9. There hasn't been a state-sponsored execution by hanging in Mississippi since 1940 (see here). The only "public hangings" in Mississippi in Hyde-Smith's lifetime have been lynchings. She and everyone else knew what she was saying.
  10. Yes, too bad there's nothing that can be done about guns in this country. Thoughts and prayers!
  11. We found this book helpful: What to Do When You Grumble Too Much
  12. Of course. There are also loving parents whose children were stolen from them in other countries and essentially sold to Americans who were told that they were saving them. I know some of these parents. And there are doubtless parents who loved their children but gave them up in the hope that they would have a better life in an adoptive family.
  13. Don't be ridiculous: white Christians cannot be terrorists! That's just for Muslims and other minorities. Duh. :001_rolleyes:
  14. .Ahnu makes hiking shoes that should meet your requirements. Have you looked at Mephistos? They have a wide toe box and good support.
  15. Don't forget to check the bed bug registry before booking:
  16. The only place my underwire ever sets off the alarm is a small airport in Central America that has a weird mixture of overzealous and disinterested security (eg I can reliably count on an alarm and a feel-up, but the water bottle I forget to empty will go through without a second glance, and then they might try to confiscate the strings on my instrument :001_rolleyes: ). I wouldn't change out a preferred bra on the extremely small chance that it will set off the alarm. DO check the measurements of carry-ons, though, as the dimensions seem to get smaller and smaller.
  17. Thanks for this, Amira. I hadn't made these in forever and DS never had, so we had a fun time making them yesterday. :)
  18. For Victoria, I'd recommend the biography by Cecil Woodham-Smith.
  19. How was he caught sleeping if he wakes up when someone comes in? Do they have cameras? I would absolutely recommend quitting in this situation.
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