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I live where the mountains meet the plains. The Plains
DharmaBum50 comments on Mar 16, 2019:
Those hills aren't all that dissimilar from The Knobs over there across the river in Indiana.
Trumps pre presidential business connections to Soleimani and Iran’s revolutionary guard are very...
DharmaBum50 comments on Jan 13, 2020:
And here's another article about it: https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2020/01/trump-should-know-about-irans-revolutionary-guard-he-did-business-with-people-linked-to-it/
Has anybody out there ever experienced hallucinations without the influence of drugs or alcohol.
DharmaBum50 comments on Jan 22, 2018:
I'm still trying to convince myself that the Mango Mussolini currently residing in our White House is an hallucination.
Are pirates just a different kind of hippie? While in college I had this old Pearson 36 footer on ...
DharmaBum50 comments on Mar 5, 2019:
If you could afford to sail and keep that boat up, then yes, you were definitely a different kind of hippie. LOL
I like to go out for breakfast when SEAFOOD OMELETs with dungeness crab, maine lobster, rock shrimp,...
DharmaBum50 comments on Aug 18, 2018:
Looks delicious--and expensive. But is that a Bloody Mary I see in the background...?
What do fellow members do for a living?
DharmaBum50 comments on Nov 21, 2017:
I used to teach English language and literature overseas, in the Middle East and Asia. After fifteen years of that, I'm back in the States as a freelance indexer. I compile those things in the back of the book where you find stuff.
Does anybody else cook with beer? My favorite lazy BBQ is my rotisserie basket over hickory chips in...
DharmaBum50 comments on May 26, 2019:
Well, let's see--grilled brats steeped in beer, beer in chili, in carbonade flamande, in beer cheese, and in beer-can chicken come to mind just offhand. Pains me to part with it, though, when I could be drinking it. Oh wait, there's plenty more where that came from.
Made some pumpkin bread a really good recipe. And easy to make. I use 2 cups of my own pumpkin ...
DharmaBum50 comments on Jan 20, 2019:
Looks tasty. I have two pumpkins from my autumn displays, and it looks like I need to use them soon. This might be one option.
Do you remember where you were when the Challenger exploded?
DharmaBum50 comments on Feb 7, 2018:
I was about four months into a new teaching job in Korea, and by the time it reached the newspapers there, the news was already a day or two old. It made me sad to read, but I was busy with teaching and adapting to a very different culture.
Anyone ever cook squirrel? I could try this. Hell, it's fried like chicken, and smothered in gravy, ...
DharmaBum50 comments on Dec 3, 2019:
Depends on where you get the squirrel. Back in NC, we put it in a traditional Brunswick Stew. Chicken and pork are the usual substitute meats.
China Is Cutting Tariffs—For Everyone Else As Trump focuses on disruption, Beijing is evidently ...
DharmaBum50 comments on Jun 19, 2019:
Soooo much winning!
We Are Not Sore Losers. We Are Resisting Fuhrer Trump's Tyranny
DharmaBum50 comments on Aug 27, 2018:
Word!
I'm getting more and more irritated at the "us & them" mentality of believers who hold themselves in...
DharmaBum50 comments on Nov 28, 2017:
Funny, I find myself succumbing to the same "Us vs. Them" mentality, except that I pity them for their blind faith and insane delusions and fantasies and "pray" (hope) that they will see the Light of Reason. It takes a great deal of effort to transcend that feeling of superiority, and I'm not sure I'm always successful. But at least I try.
Do you like this beautiful bag as much as I do?
DharmaBum50 comments on Feb 9, 2019:
That should be a wall hanging, not a bag.
Un-fucking-believable!!! 😱 🤯 Shoot Them in the Legs, Trump Suggested: Inside His Border War...
DharmaBum50 comments on Oct 2, 2019:
Underlying all this is tRump's disdain for and irritation at “the laws the way they are," as he puts it towards the end of the article. What he means is that they are inconvenient and something to be circumvented, and this was all entirely predictable not only for his fascist agenda but also for his status as a businessman who is totally used to ruling his empire as an autocrat. I cringe anytime I hear a candidate of either party campaigning on their success as businessperson.
In Case of Constitutional Crisis BreAK Glass
DharmaBum50 comments on Jan 16, 2019:
Sorry, no chance of that. LOL
What are your plans for ringing in the New Year?
DharmaBum50 comments on Jan 1, 2018:
Between the cops out everywhere and the atmosphere of forced gaiety at the turn of a calendar page, New Year's Eve is the one night out of the year I'm happy to be home. I got the woodstove going, opened a 15-pack of Founders IPA, and started in on cooking my traditional southern New Year's Day fare of hoppin' John and greens.
How do you do on this test?
DharmaBum50 comments on Apr 5, 2018:
$110--but if I got extra cash for the number of times I've been drunk or stoned, plus extra cash for *living* outside the US for fifteen years, I could retire.
Roasted Cauliflower Recipe - Excellent I use the recipe on Food Network's website ...
DharmaBum50 comments on Aug 10, 2019:
We're on the keto diet, so I'm always on the lookout for new cauliflower recipes (though I have to admit, I'm starting to OD on cauliflower LOL). Looks tasty, thanks for posting the link.
I found this very large pumpkin being tossed out a couple months ago - so I cut it up, baked it, ...
DharmaBum50 comments on Jan 27, 2019:
Funny, I was just fixin' to post a series of recipes I made/will be making from a big Cinderella pumpkin I had from a fall display. It was starting to go bad in a couple small spots, so I cut it up (all the rest of it was fine) and had something like ten or twelve pounds of pumpkin flesh I had to do something with. Stay tuned.
I'm presently working on my 7th book - a non-fiction work meant for people in grief and, just as ...
DharmaBum50 comments on Feb 17, 2018:
That book sounds wonderful. I really could have used it seven years ago when my wife died, but even now, I suppose I would still find it useful.
I really like farro. This Mediterranean Farro dish was super easy to make. I took a LOT of ...
DharmaBum50 comments on Aug 14, 2019:
Looks tasty. Missing my grains on the keto diet at the moment, though. (And those peppers look wonderful!)
The loathing continues.
DharmaBum50 comments on May 8, 2019:
Yep, Mr. Transparency in action.
Trolled! [m.huffpost.com]
DharmaBum50 comments on Jun 4, 2018:
Every now and then, there's a quirky socialistic type who does something right in my state. Hats off to the boy!
I am so grateful for my friends. In a world of complications, relationship drama, romantic ...
DharmaBum50 comments on Sep 28, 2019:
A timely post with the ninth anniversary of my wife's death coming up in a week or so. If it hadn't been for the friends I have scattered all over the world, I would have ended it long ago. Gratitude works wonders in getting through depression.
Lunch at my favorite Mexican restaurant! POSOLE! A pork and hominy soup with tortilla chips, lime ...
DharmaBum50 comments on Sep 9, 2018:
I LOVE posole! There are recipes and a three-part video on epicurious.com on how to make it.
Have you ever felt depressed and singled out while single on Valentine’s Day?
DharmaBum50 comments on Jan 27, 2018:
Even when my wife was alive, we never celebrated Valentine's Day. We always figured it was a BS Hallmark-manufactured holiday, so there's nothing to miss now.
Sleazy characters flock together.
DharmaBum50 comments on Nov 9, 2019:
The irony is that the evil-looking husband is keyboardist for a band that puts out some of the most insipid music on the planet, Journey.
I want to retire abroad someday. Any advice?
DharmaBum50 comments on Feb 8, 2018:
I've been looking at Ecuador, Chile, Uruguay, and Portugal--from the standpoint of both a retiree and a political refugee. I'd like to include New Zealand in that list, but there's a whole 'nother income level involved there.
You Have Hippie Soul - To me this is what being a Hippie means to me. You are free as the wind, and ...
DharmaBum50 comments on Feb 26, 2019:
There's a lot in there (once you get past the grammatical errors), so some of it applies, and some doesn't. For example, I try to be open-minded and nonjudgmental, but if you are a true free spirit, how can you NOT be judgmental of the fascist kleptocracy we are fast becoming? It is also because I am a free spirit that I object to the regimented play lists of classic rock radio that have run a lot of the Sixties music into the ground and seek out the truly innovative stuff that was characteristic of that time and that has largely avoided those lists--Velvet Underground is what comes immediately to mind, along with early Pink Floyd.
Generous friends with gardens rock my world! We've been helping them use up an explosion of fresh ...
DharmaBum50 comments on Apr 28, 2019:
I think it was a tomato/basil/mozzarella salad with balsamic dressing. The garden tomatoes really make that dish. (Of course, that was late last summer.)
If they made a movie of your life, who would you want to portray you?
DharmaBum50 comments on Dec 6, 2017:
We'd have to dig him up for the role, but Dennis Hopper would have been a good match. But this very same question was posed during a drinking session among old friends a ways back, and it was unanimous that Jack Nicholson would get the part.
Any atheists out there who have to live with religious people?
DharmaBum50 comments on Nov 29, 2017:
When I was dating the woman who would become my wife, we were both English teachers in South Korea and taking the opportunity while there to study Buddhism. She was a lapsed Catholic, and I was an agnostic/atheist. Our wedding was at a Buddhist temple in Seoul, and for many years thereafter, we were both Buddhists to one extent or another, she more than I, since I continued to identify as an agnostic/atheist (Buddhism being a nontheistic religion in the sense that there is no creator god in its essence). However, about a year before Kristin died of cancer, she returned to the Catholic church. She just told me one day as she was walking out the door that she was going to church. I was somewhat startled, since I'd heard her criticism of Catholicism, but I just said, "Fine, I understand. Just don't expect me to go with you." Most of the time, it proceeded like this, but it was tough when we were talking about her death and what would happen afterwards. She got upset when she asked me if we would ever see each other again, and I replied that I thought this earthly life is all there is, but what was I to do, lie? Those discussions of an afterlife were the most painful talks I've ever had, and it didn't end there. Following her death, maybe a couple years afterwards, a friend of hers told me she was disappointed I "wasn't there for her spiritually" at the end. I damn near took her head off, and we no longer speak. I mean, WTF was I supposed to have done to "be there for her spiritually" and still remain honest??
Vicente Fox 2020. [youtu.be]
DharmaBum50 comments on Sep 4, 2018:
Hell, I'd vote for him--if only for the campaign ditty and his non-tRumpness. LOL
Any of you been to Mesa Verde? Driving down there next month and looking forward to a busy road ...
DharmaBum50 comments on Jun 19, 2019:
The year I wanted to go, it was closed because of forest fires. But I did get to Canyon de Chelly in northeastern Arizona then, only 150 miles or so southwest. The ruins are amazing, as is the geology of the canyon itself.
Is there a particular spice or seasoning you just can’t do without in your meals?
DharmaBum50 comments on Jan 23, 2018:
A lot of the food I cook is hot--Cajun, Mexican, Thai, Indian, and Korean chief among the spicy cuisines I like--so I suppose it would be a hot red chile or pepper of some sort.
Just when you thought trump and the fascist republicans could not do much more to Citizens of this ...
DharmaBum50 comments on Jul 6, 2018:
Dude, I'm appropriating your zinger of a meme for my FB page. (H)
Just got a call from my 90 yr old mother. I have a very dysfunctional relationship with my family. ...
DharmaBum50 comments on Jan 6, 2018:
I had a horrible relationship with my mother all my life, but at the end of hers, she forgot about it all because of the increasing dementia. We still had some conflicts when I went to see her, but I let them slide. I figured, WTF, she's 96 and either doesn't remember or has completely revised our history, making any recitation of it pointless. I don't know how cognizant your mother is, but perhaps you should do the same.
Why is it we can not trust what the WH relates to the American people? We can't even trust the sex ...
DharmaBum50 comments on Nov 29, 2019:
The continuous assault on truth--in this case, even including something as seemingly minor as a dog's gender--is part of the descent into totalitarianism.
The "Emperor's" New Clothes! What do you think?
DharmaBum50 comments on Sep 27, 2019:
+o( +o( +o( +o( +o(
[ktla.com] Golden State Warriors visit former President Obama instead of White House during DC ...
DharmaBum50 comments on Jan 27, 2019:
I couldn't give a shit about basketball, but I might start following this team.
Art of the day. What do you see?
DharmaBum50 comments on Jul 11, 2019:
An idealized rendition of meditation--minus the aching legs and monkey mind.
Reality The GOP after Trump THE GOP AFTER TRUMP [huffingtonpost.com]
DharmaBum50 comments on Jan 21, 2019:
I certainly hope the article is right. But I remember the ones I read before the 2016 election declaring the GOP dead if it couldn't come up with anyone better than tRump, so I'll believe it when I see it.
"Kirschenmaennchen" Recipe - a real Franconian tradition 8 Kaiser rolls (these are the best to ...
DharmaBum50 comments on Jun 14, 2018:
I don't really care much for sweets, but that looks delicious! You wouldn't happen to have a recipe for Mohnkuchen, would you?
Since the people in this group don't like Trump I was thinking you wouldn't mind a chance to annoy ...
DharmaBum50 comments on May 23, 2019:
Up to 66% non-supporting at 2:38 EST.
He's a whiney snowflake..
DharmaBum50 comments on Jul 25, 2019:
He's the worst snowflake of all!
Good Morning my Hippie Friends. I'm mourning the loss of my Sassy, my dog and protector for 11 ...
DharmaBum50 comments on Jul 28, 2019:
My sincere condolences. Losing a canine companion can be as painful as losing a human one--in some ways, perhaps even more painful.
Are you a curiosity in the workplace or a pariah?
DharmaBum50 comments on Apr 8, 2018:
I'm self-employed and work alone at home. Yet I manage to be both a curiosity *and* a pariah in my home office.
Why Trump won ...
DharmaBum50 comments on Jun 13, 2019:
And the woman who wrote the emails couldn't be bothered to campaign in swing states that she ended up losing by very slim margins.
Best fictional TV show that features Atheism?
DharmaBum50 comments on Jan 26, 2018:
I don't watch any mainstream TV per se, but the Netflix series "Godless" has been pretty good so far. Frank Griffin's monologue in the third episode (I think) that gives the series its name is awesome.
Loving what everyone is posting! I did not see this one yet on here and it just made me laugh so ...
DharmaBum50 comments on Jun 5, 2019:
You beat me to it!
Finally got a damn Instapot. Seemed kinda culty so I resisted for a long time (people just won't ...
DharmaBum50 comments on Aug 27, 2019:
I'm still holding off on an Instant Pot, but seeing other people's success stories with them will probably lead me to end up buying one. My main reason for not doing so thus far has been my indecision about what size to get--I'd like to try canning with it, but I've heard varying information about that. At any rate, I'm more likely to get an Instant Pot of some sort before I get a smartphone. LOL
I've often wondered:
DharmaBum50 comments on Apr 2, 2019:
I can't remember the last time I ate at Mickey D's, so I will be immune to the takeover.
Going to Black Label Society concert next week.. can't wait. Anyone seen them? Love Zac Wylde's ...
DharmaBum50 comments on Feb 3, 2018:
Enjoy! Going with my friend Gary to hear the Black Angels (second time in a year!) in Louisville next month.
Atheism and mortality.
DharmaBum50 comments on Apr 20, 2018:
First off, my condolences on the loss of your father. As for your question, when my wife died in 2010, I was finding that Buddhism--a religion I've flirted with after having lived in Asia for a while--wasn't helping me much with the grief because the loss I was feeling was related to my feelings of attachment. I asked in a Buddhist blog how it was possible to love someone for 22 years and remain in a state of nonattachment. The reply was something on the order of "Honor the love, experience the grief, and acknowledge that impermanence is an integral part of our lives." That didn't really answer my question, didn't even come close, but in the long run, it helped me a lot in dealing with the grief.
This is so well put
DharmaBum50 comments on Feb 25, 2018:
Well put! It's a succinct verbalization of this picture, which is one of the saddest and at the same time most bizarre scenes I've ever seen portrayed. The only good part is that the lion seems not to be one of Don Jr.'s hunting trophies.
Hello! New to this group, I live in southern Indiana and definitely feel the squeeze of the belt! ...
DharmaBum50 comments on Jul 12, 2018:
Welcome from Berea, KY!
A part of a giant storm system that came through
DharmaBum50 comments on Apr 9, 2018:
Dramatic!
What books do you keep coming back to? The ones you have to re-read periodically and recommend to ...
DharmaBum50 comments on Apr 9, 2018:
*Look Homeward Angel* and *You Can't Go Home Again* by Thomas Wolfe, *The Sea of Fertility* tetralogy of Yukio Mishima, and Richard Ford's short story collection *Rock Springs* are what come to mind right now. I'm sure there are more.
[yahoo.com] Trump impeachment is something Chief Justice Roberts is dreading. He doesn't want it ...
DharmaBum50 comments on Oct 4, 2019:
What it's about is holding a public official to account for actively subverting the document he took an oath to uphold and protect. Do your fucking job!
Loads of Mini 45er's. OMGoodness they multiply at an alarming rate.
DharmaBum50 comments on Feb 27, 2019:
MAGAts everywhere!
If you had to get a song lyric tattooed on your body, what would you choose?
DharmaBum50 comments on Feb 19, 2018:
And I'm the world's forgotten boy The one who's searchin', searchin' to destroy (Iggy Pop)
A few memes I’ve collected:
DharmaBum50 comments on Jul 31, 2019:
I especially like the first one.
I'm curious. Are there any mosques in the bible belt?
DharmaBum50 comments on Apr 24, 2019:
I know there are several of them in both Louisville and Lexington, Kentucky.
Margarita Cupcakes Recipe [browneyedbaker.com]
DharmaBum50 comments on Aug 18, 2018:
I don't have much of a sweet tooth, but I might make an exception for these....
Forced into going to church as a child
DharmaBum50 comments on Jan 28, 2018:
I grew up in the South during the 50s and 60s and was forced to attend church. It's just what parents did in that region at that time. I never bought into it and felt like an ass having to kneel down and pray to an Invisible But Omnipresent Sky-Daddy at the same time I was hearing that I was being ridiculous to speculate that there might be life on other planets. My Sunday School teachers hated having me in class because I asked too many questions they couldn't answer. "You have to have faith" never cut it as an explanation to me. But when I graduated from high school and left for college, I never set foot in a church again, except as a tourist or a wedding/funeral visitor. When my parents asked me if I was still going, they were surprised to hear that I never believed in any of it. I told them they hadn't been listening or paying attention--politely, of course, using "sir" and "ma'am" as I had been raised. :-)
Comfort Foods... Tonight my comfort food choice was grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup. What ...
DharmaBum50 comments on Feb 26, 2019:
Chili and various Southern comfort foods--shrimp & grits, good fried chicken, good mac & cheese come to mind. Oooh, and BBQed pulled pork!
Hahaha!!!! Ok so I finally took the leap & put my humble self on Bumble. I'm still trying to figure ...
DharmaBum50 comments on Aug 22, 2018:
I'm a Luddite, had to look that one up. Is "swipe" a new term for "hit on"? At any rate, good luck with that!
This defines idiot to a T.
DharmaBum50 comments on Jan 16, 2019:
Oh shit, I'm howlin'!!! ROFLMAO
Drumpf warned of violence in the streets if he is impeached. Likely it will be like no other seen in...
DharmaBum50 comments on Sep 3, 2018:
The 15-pack of Founders All-Day IPA I drank the night he was "elected" would be nothing compared to what I'd drink the day of his impeachment. Totally different mood, though! (party) (B) (B) (B)
Midlife crisis?? If you are old enough to have had one, what was yours? Was it positive? Negative? ...
DharmaBum50 comments on Jan 26, 2018:
I'm not sure if all of the life/career shifts I had beginning in my thirties qualify as "crises," but if they do, I've had several. After spinning my wheels for a decade on several dead-end jobs as a result of a useless masters degree in German literature, I went and got a much more employable second masters in TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) and headed off to Korea at the age of 35. It was there I met my wife (another American teacher), and we spent the next fifteen years teaching in various parts of Asia. When I was 50, we returned stateside and took up freelance careers in different aspects of the publishing industry. Sometimes I think the reverse culture shock I experienced upon my return was more severe than the shock I had anywhere I lived in Asia, but it probably doesn't qualify as a "crisis." And now in my sixties--kind of a stretch to say this still qualifies as "midlife" (LOL)--I am having to deal with being single again after the death of my wife in 2010. In some ways, I am still floundering from that crisis, but I am trying hard to find and enjoy the positive aspects of my sudden solitude.
What do you look forward to getting out of bed for every morning?
DharmaBum50 comments on Apr 8, 2018:
At my age, I'm happy I wake up at all. But once I realize that I've lived to see another day, I fix a French press full of coffee, and weather permitting, sit out on the back porch and enjoy the view into the woods. Then I go chat with my newfound girlfriend on Facebook.
Trying out the meal prepping diet:
DharmaBum50 comments on Aug 20, 2019:
Only one beer? You need bigger containers! :-)
Just for shits and giggles, I went to a christian discussion page and was laughing at all the ...
DharmaBum50 comments on Jan 2, 2018:
Welcome! I see you're in LA. Be happy you have to go online to hear this nonsense. I'm in Kentucky--home of the Creation "Museum" and Ark Encounter theme park--and all I have to do is go to the supermarket.
Hi All, I was raised in Kentucky, part of that "lovely bible belt." We were First Baptist and ...
DharmaBum50 comments on Jul 12, 2018:
I moved to Kentucky from North Carolina, kinda from the religious frying pan into the fire, so I totally understand. Welcome.
One time my wife wanted to drive to Dallas for a funnel cake. Dallas is not a 15 minute drive. ...
DharmaBum50 comments on Apr 14, 2019:
Anything to avoid a parking hassle!
What a great concert!
DharmaBum50 comments on Jun 22, 2019:
My kind of music! Stooges and MC5!
I can see the resemblance
DharmaBum50 comments on Aug 20, 2019:
More than just a passing resemblance!
A recent Happy 73rd for this lady Cher. Say what you want about her but I've always admired her ...
DharmaBum50 comments on May 27, 2019:
Me too, but I think Iggy Pop is playing the drums for my march. LOL
Do you skirt around the issue of out right saying you’re an atheist when people start talking ...
DharmaBum50 comments on Jan 21, 2018:
Most people know where I stand, so the issue doesn't come up very often. However, when it does, I cut right to the chase just to minimize the BS.
Travails of the ark
DharmaBum50 comments on May 25, 2019:
How exquisitely....
Million Dollar Idea: A smoke detector with a "Just Burning Food" setting.
DharmaBum50 comments on Feb 27, 2018:
Excellent idea! I like to cook blackened catfish and have to disable the alarm every time.
In my quest to eat somewhat more healthy foods I came across this recipe for chorizo using ground ...
DharmaBum50 comments on Apr 17, 2019:
Looks like a pretty decent recipe for chorizo, and I have some turkey in the fridge I might repurpose for it. If you like it kicked up a notch, ancho chile isn't really all that much spicier than premixed chili powder. I will probably switch out the chili powder for guajillo.
Please sign this open letter in defending womens' health and rights. 4 million patients would lose ...
DharmaBum50 comments on Feb 27, 2019:
Signed.
This is a man who definitely knows what Trump's ass tastes like. The submissive, exalting nature of ...
DharmaBum50 comments on Jul 5, 2018:
Adios, motherfucker!
anybody in the line of fire of the "bomb cyclone"moving up the east coast?
DharmaBum50 comments on Jan 3, 2018:
I think I'm good in Kentucky. But I'm wondering about my folks back home in NC.
Happy Mayday my fellow hippies! Today and tomorrow are moving days for me and Dan. Using my SUV ...
DharmaBum50 comments on May 1, 2019:
Happy Labor Day (in the rest of the world)!
Yup makes sense
DharmaBum50 comments on Sep 30, 2019:
That's a tough one. Hold on while I have another beer and try to figure it out.
50 Years of the Dead. What are your favorite Dead tunes? Feel free to post from Youtube.
DharmaBum50 comments on Jan 26, 2019:
Hard to choose, but "I Know You Rider" has always been one of my faves. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SndpZo1lVA
Take your parade and shove it.
DharmaBum50 comments on Aug 17, 2018:
"I want a parade like the one in France." Hey, come on, I think that's a great idea!
Happy Hippie Sunday Free Spirits! Grey and cloudy -snow coming? Another inside day. Blitzed on ...
DharmaBum50 comments on Feb 24, 2019:
That big yellow thing popped out through the clouds briefly this morning, but it has now clouded over again. At least I know it's still there. It's windy as hell, but at least it's not raining, so I won't have to make use of that ark 90 miles north of me after all. Temperatures will be dropping all day, so I can see a fire in the woodstove later on. Meanwhile, I guess I'll cook up some Lebanese food for dinner and continue with my decluttering project. Oh yeah, I always honor the Day of the Lord with a Bloody Mary brunch....
If you had to pick just one day to attend what would you choose? For more on Woodstock memories ...
DharmaBum50 comments on Aug 16, 2019:
As much as I'd love to see Hendrix, I'd have to suffer through Joe Cocker on the 17th. So the 16th it is, with The Who, Jefferson Airplane, Joplin, and the Dead.
I hate to be the bearer of bad news... 02-23-40 08-16-19
DharmaBum50 comments on Aug 17, 2019:
Bummer. *Easy Rider* is one of my fave movies of all time, and he was great in it.
Soup of the Day
DharmaBum50 comments on Feb 20, 2019:
Maker's Mark, please--chilled, sans croutons.
All in all you're just a prick with no wall. Please if you like this meme feel free to join ...
DharmaBum50 comments on Apr 28, 2019:
That's brilliant!
Any Long Distance Relationship Stories?
DharmaBum50 comments on Nov 28, 2017:
When my late wife and I were married, we were teachers in South Korea. She taught at a university in Seoul, and I was in charge of a language program run by a steel company in Pohang, a city on the east coast. I was single during the week and married on the weekends, as we took turns making the five-hour train trip. When she was down my way, we would hike on Nam-san (South Mountain) in Kyongju, site of the ancient Buddhist Shila Dynasty. In Seoul, we would party around. I was quite happy with this arrangement, but we eventually moved on to another country, another teaching environment--and the realities of marriage.
Just saying hi-been moving this week and end of next week. Be back Sunday.
DharmaBum50 comments on Apr 28, 2019:
Hope it's going well. I'm in a moving situation this weekend, too, except I'm not the one doing the moving..
Has anyone tried out a Unitarian Church? I’ve always been curious about my local one, but I’m ...
DharmaBum50 comments on Nov 13, 2019:
I briefly attended a UU church in the next town north from me in an attempt to connect with some relatively like-minded folks. I met all sorts there, Buddhists, Christians, atheists, conservatives, liberals, a transgender woman, etc. Nobody disrespected my atheism, but nobody really "clicked" with me, either, so I stopped going. I ended up wondering why an atheist would be attending a church anyway, even if they insist on calling it a "fellowship."
What a way to start the mornming: I set a pot of potatoes to boil and forgot about them until the ...
DharmaBum50 comments on Aug 18, 2018:
I never do *anything* before coffee. That said, I once almost burned the house down after having had several cups. Turned on the wrong burner, and there was a plastic cutting board sitting on it. By the time I noticed and extinguished it (I think I'd gone into the office to visit this very site while the burner heated LOL), the flames were several feet high. So I guess that's proof even coffee doesn't cure spaciness.
Capitalism is so ugly A bunch of 25 grapes sold for 11000$, Someone pays 11000$ for a bunch of...
DharmaBum50 comments on Jul 20, 2019:
It gets worse. Shizuoka melons have gone for as much as $45,000 and routinely go for $200 apiece at the supermarket. It's an aspect of the Japanese gift-giving culture. https://www.businessinsider.com/japanese-melons-cost-price-so-expensive-japan-2019-6 Fortunately, fruit meant for actual consumption is much cheaper, as I learned from my time teaching there. On the other hand, CEO pay there isn't nearly as outrageous as the US's, as seen in the graph below.

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