July 19th, 2018


Emotional Intimacy Question: Family

Folks have mentioned an interest in questions and conversations that make them think. So I've decided to offer more of those. I'm starting with this list.

23. How close and warm is your family? Do you feel your childhood was happier than most other people’s?

* Quite close and warm with my partner and parents.  Not so much with other relatives.

* Yes.  I'm almost the only person I know with two reasonably functional parents.  We may have had our ups and downs -- all families do -- but we stuck it out and stuck by each other.

Climate Change in Charts

These charts show the changes in climate.  You can see that central Illinois used to be Zone 5b and is now 6a.  >_<

By the way, ignore the government and use charts from the Arbor Day Foundation.  The government wants to avoid getting nagged by irate citizens.  The Arbor Day Foundation wants people to plant trees that will live in their yard.  I noticed the changes years before the ADF shifted their map, but ADF outpaced the government by more years.