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To paraphrase another crooked president, let me make something perfectly clear: If you are a Trump supporter, do not bother sending a PM to me.

I lived on the north coast of California for 40 years. In those four decades, I rarely lived out of hearing range of the ocean. I could not see it, but I could hear it. On calm days, it was a subtle undertone; if you have ever held a seashell to your ear, you know what I mean. On days of extreme wind, it was a booming roar, assertive and powerful. Sometimes, the wind was not even local, but it still pushed waves from far out at sea, huge waves, big enough to lift tree trunks and throw them to the beach.

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So some asshole in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil tried to use my debit card for $1200 and got my card ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Mar 28, 2019:
Someone in California (I live in Missouri) charged over $50 on one of my department store credit card--a pair of capri pants and some tops. Luckily, the store took care of it. I s'pose I was lucky.
Confessions of A Son of the South: Part I As a native white southerner born, raised, and ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Mar 28, 2019:
We know this, or I do.
Am I wrong? I have seen a member recently posting pictures of young women, always scantily dressed. ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Mar 28, 2019:
If he is a member of this group, it sounds as if he is using it to scope out women.
As a parental father figure,Old Testament God does not appear to like children very much (or uses ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Mar 26, 2019:
The Jews did use Yahweh as a role model: Deuteronomy 21:18-21 New International Version (NIV) A Rebellious Son 18 If someone has a stubborn and rebellious son who does not obey his father and mother and will not listen to them when they discipline him, 19 his father and mother shall take hold of him and bring him to the elders at the gate of his town. 20 They shall say to the elders, “This son of ours is stubborn and rebellious. He will not obey us. He is a glutton and a drunkard.” 21 Then all the men of his town are to stone him to death. You must purge the evil from among you. All Israel will hear of it and be afraid.
Climate Change Claims Its First Mammal Extinction - Scientific American Blog Network
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Mar 26, 2019:
The first of many, I fear.
A 3 hour round trip along one of the highways to and from town helping a friend to remove newly ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Mar 24, 2019:
Lots of 'possums and armadillos on the side of the road here in summer, but nothing like the devastation you describe. It is horrible to know how animals suffer.
"In Homer, magic has been abolished. It is practically nonexistent in the Iliad and the Odyssey. The...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Mar 21, 2019:
Um, what about Circe? Religion is magic; prayer is religious magic. Greek priests conducted rituals and offered sacrifices to the gods. If turning a statue into a real woman is not magic, what is? And in Homer's works, men were free and fearless? Did Hamilton read the same works that I did? Agamemnon sacrificed his daughter, Iphigenia, for a fair wind to Troy. Odysseus was prevented from returning home for ten years for pissing off Poseidon. The gods chose their sides and fought for either the Trojans or the Achaeans (technically, they were not yet "Greeks"). Gods might have inhabited Olympus, but they consistently fought among themselves. Most humans wound up in the Asphodel Fields, a few made it to the Elysian Fields or the Isles of the Blessed, and the really bad ones were sent to Tartarus. People would not speak Hades' name aloud so as not to call attention to themselves. The universe was religiously magic. There is a reason why Hamilton is not studied in schools.
I'd bring my own..stones
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Mar 19, 2019:
Pandering to his illiterate base.
Where's your uterus?
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Mar 17, 2019:
When god says, "Thou shalt have no more erections," then you shall have no more erections. When god says, "Thou shalt go bald," forget about Rogaine and combovers. When god says, "I am sending you a massive heart attack and thou shalt die," Then forget about going to the hospital--even more so the triple bypass. On the other hand, when god said, "Thou art stupid," you accepted it. Go figure.
In the beginning God separated? That may have been the original beginning of the first creation ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Mar 11, 2019:
Every creation myth that I have read has had the same basic elements; the originals were oral trads and lost to time. Jung said the commonalities--archetypes--are embedded in our psyches. Dispersionists say that they were spread from a central civilization (none has been found) and carried with immigrants. There are other theories that can account for some archetypes, but not all. While the Hebrew Scriptures are largely a book myth, they are right about at least one thing: there is nothing new under the sun.
I'm confused, what did Omar say that was anti-Semetic? Bibi is a turd-wacker that is corrupt and ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Mar 10, 2019:
I am not anti-Semitic but I do not support Israel. Many--if not most--people support Israel because they see the Jews as the "chosen people," but there are no chosen people. Other support Israel because of the atrocities of WW II. Displacing the Palestinians was wrong, and as the saying goes, two wrongs do not make a right. We should move all people of European descent out of the US and give it back to the Native Americans.
Don’t you hate people who use big words just to make themselves look perspicacious?
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Mar 9, 2019:
So incredibly ostentatious! It lessens my sanguine temperament.
Hello everybody. Hope you are all having a great weekend! I personally just marathoning tv shows ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Mar 9, 2019:
Grading research papers.
The art institute of Pittsburgh, a school I'd worked at for 12+ years, just shut down today. While ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Mar 9, 2019:
I am truly sorry that you had this experience. I teach for three schools online; one is local, but two are long distance. I find I make less money--and receive less respect from the administration--from the local school than from the long distance online schools. This is sad as I have been an adjunct at the local school for 16 years as compared to eight years for one of my schools and more than five for the other. I do not see the demise of online schools; they are shifting to meet the needs of students and to be credible. At my local school, the online registration is second only to the seated main campus; there are several branch campuses. Schools for profit are needing to do the biggest shifts than the non-profit schools.
The Nonsense Politics of PragerU - YouTube
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Mar 9, 2019:
Thank you for posting this! I have seen PragerU videos advertised in my feed on Facebook and tried to watch a couple--they seemed to be rewriting history. However, I did not bother to Google the "school." Now, I see my first instincts were right! Poppycock and hogwash.
Well, hello everyone, nice to meet you all.
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Mar 8, 2019:
Have we met previously? (Grin.)
Here is the list i know of: young, child, offspring, children, white, british, high, christian......
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Mar 7, 2019:
I have never had this happen and I suspect, as other have said, it is a glitch.
I got into a fb discussion with someone and this is his argument. The "existence" of a god is ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Mar 6, 2019:
Say what?
It's almost as if one is participating in society.
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Mar 6, 2019:
WAY too logical. "They" will not get it.
Repubs mocking gun safety concerns.
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Mar 6, 2019:
This proves the statement "basket of deplorables."
More than three dozen canines at a doggie day care in Ohio posed for a photograph that looks like it...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Mar 5, 2019:
I want a dog.
[dailykos.com] A Florida man calls pregnant women "host bodies" and he is the incoming speaker of...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Mar 2, 2019:
In The Oresteia, the Greeks decided that a woman had no relation to the children she bore: the man deposited a tiny human inside th womb and the woman was simply an incubator. This idea continued for a LONG time. Obviously, it still exists.
Sorry I didn't post this on the original post. I was speaking of using tapping as a remedy for ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Mar 1, 2019:
Interesting. I have done those tapping exercises without knowing why, but they seemed to help.
Why are people so hostile towards President Donald Trump? This question was asked on Quora, and ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Feb 26, 2019:
To sum up why I am hostile toward Trumpass: he is a scumbag.
New partner after a long time relationship finished?
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Feb 26, 2019:
I was married for 25 years. After that, I had a relationship with a younger man for seven years. I have been single now for 13 years. I have had short term relationships in the interim and a couple of the men wanted to get married or live together. No.
Who else is tired of winter?
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Feb 23, 2019:
Past tired!
Is causing the death of another ever justified?
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Feb 23, 2019:
Yes.
How do you handle being ambushed by Jesus freaks while having lunch. I was out with work colleagues ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Feb 23, 2019:
I kinda like it when they "attack" me--they always shut up first.
A regular grammar nazi here
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Feb 23, 2019:
I hope that they tap me to star.
Giving homes to the homeless is cheaper than leaving them on the streets - Vox
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Feb 23, 2019:
Our country is not known for being logical--especially since the present bunch of jackasses took over.
Eight Ole Miss players kneel during anthem in response to Confederacy rally
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Feb 23, 2019:
Good for them! Before reading the article, I did not know if they were kneeling in support of the rally; I am glad that they were against it.
Question: Have you dated someone who was outside your comfort zone in terms of things like age, ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Feb 19, 2019:
Not anyone outside of my "comfort" zone--I did meet a guy who listed his profession as "legal" on his profile. He was not a cop or a lawyer, but a bailbondsman and a bounty hunter. He was scary. We did not meet again. It takes a lot to get my out of my comfort zone.
Is there any particular favorite activity listed in someone's profile that is a deal breaker for ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Feb 15, 2019:
I have been on a motorcycle several times in my life but will never be on one again, so motorcycles are not appealing. An avid interest in sports is anathema. NASCAR is Dante's ninth level of hell. Addendum on bikes: It isn't just the safety factor, but the culture of so many "bikers." They tend to look alike from their attire to their carefully trimmed white goatees. They tend radiate an air of "I'm special: I have a bike." Men who have boats also tend to radiate the same air.
I just had a mind blowing conversation with my fundamental christian mother. We discussed the bible,...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Feb 15, 2019:
My 72 year old Southern Baptist sister has gotten much more liberal with age--and two bouts with cancer. When she told me that evolution had to have taken place, I nearly fell over. When she said that IF god existed (and she was quick to say that she believed "it" did) that NO ONE understood what "it" was, I did fall over. Her faith gives her comfort and she hurts no one; she does not try to convert people. Let her have her faith.
Sports store to close after removing all Nike gear in Kaepernick protest - SFGate
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Feb 13, 2019:
Boo. Hoo.
News flash: male ego threatened by intelligent women [curiousmindmagazine.com]
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Feb 13, 2019:
Oh yeah, like I didn't know that! I will say, though, SOME male egos.
Can you be a close friends with someone who once your lover??? I'm on thin ice, folks.... I can't...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Feb 13, 2019:
Only if both parties are mature. And speaking from experience, yes.
When you admire something about another woman tell her! Get into the habit of Lifting each other ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Feb 12, 2019:
One of the best compliments I ever received was from an ancient woman telling me how good I looked but added that I needed a touch color around my neck. Another was when a total stranger approached me, hugged me, and said, "You are beautiful inside and out." (She had observed me interacting with an elderly man.) These types of interactions have spurred me to vocally admire things about other women. They have always been well received. While there has always been a sisterhood, we have also been taught for centuries not to trust other women, especially pretty ones! We need to hold each other up: we need to admire, love, and strengthen one another.
Just wondering....at what stage of insanity did man place himself above woman? And is that the ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Feb 12, 2019:
Marija Gimbutas claims that early societies were matriarchal, but it is impossible to prove. It is interesting to note, though, that the Greek play The Oresteia signals a definite shift. I won't go into detail on the action, but Orestes kills his mother, Clytemnestra, and the Furies are sent to hound him. He makes a plea to the gods and the first murder trial in literature takes place. Orestes is found innocent of killing a relative because it is "proven" that a woman is not related to the children she bears; she is an incubator for a tiny being implanted in her by a man. Myth often contains a kernel of truth/fact, and this myth signals a huge paradigm shift, which (no doubt) took place long before Aeschylus made it into a play.
What we need are world life role models that women can see and aspire to be and that men can accept ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Feb 11, 2019:
Yes. As a teacher, I aware that I am a role model for my students. Now that I am online, it is less tangible, but when I was in the classroom, it was much more "visible."
Worst acting in the history of acting. Acting United States Attorney General Matthew George ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Feb 9, 2019:
The guy is a cross between Lex Luthor and a demented Mr. Clean.
There are moments in life that are so stark and stunning in their depiction that they serve as ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Feb 9, 2019:
No parent or grandparent should outlive a child but it is a reality. My oldest son is homeless in California (I am in Missouri) and I have not heard from him in three years. I am sure that he is still alive, but I tried to reconcile the likely possibility that I will outlive him. The uncertainly of not knowing any circumstances of his life nags at me daily. He made the decisions that took him to that spot, but that knowledge is no consolation.
What are you doing this Saturday night?
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Feb 9, 2019:
Grading discussion boards and trying to arrange blocks for a quilt while listening to the original Star Trek.
For those of you who thought Nancy wasn’t respectful enough:
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Feb 8, 2019:
How short their memories are! Of course, they would rationalize Ryan's behavior as acceptable.
Here's the prologue to The Dark He stood on the rim and looked out at the world, and the world ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Feb 8, 2019:
The writer needs to learn how to punctuate correctly and the difference between a plural word vs a possessive word.
So, bad night. Went to the gym early (I haven't been out at 0500 in ages!) Came home, checked ag.com...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Feb 8, 2019:
I get these calls on a regular basis, and I always answer them. A hurried, concerned voice tells me that "they" have been trying to contact me and this is the LAST chance to get a reduced interest rate on my credit card. Yes, OF COURSE I want to speak with a representative. A paraphrase of one such conversation: Me: Is this about getting a new account or is it about my present account? Him: Your present account. Me: Which one? The Visa or the Mastercard? Him: Which one do you have? Me: You tell me--you said it is a present account. You are the company with whom I have the account, right? Him: Yes. It is is the Visa account. Me: I don't have a Visa account. Him: Well, we can lower the interest on the Visa account. Me: Hey, idiot, I just said that I don't have a Visa account. Him: Then the Mastercard account. Me: Which Mastercard account? Him: Which company is the account with? Me: You tell me, you are the company with whom I have the account, right? Him: Yes, but which company is that? Me: I want to talk to your supervisor. You are the stupidest customer rep I have ever talked to. No, wait! You are a fucking scammer! You stupid idiot, what the hell? Why do you call people and try to fool them? Don't you know that you will go to hell for lying? Silence . . . I have also gotten calls with an automated message that says there is a problem with my AT&T account and they need my username and my password so I can speak with a customer rep. I punch in whatever name comes to mind and hit "666." Then, the call ends. Good luck with that name and number, bub.
"Yes, we fight rapists with lathis . If we find the culprit, we thrash him black and blue so he dare...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Feb 7, 2019:
You go, ladies!
In the Bible where Jesus says "He who is without sin the first stone" Two questions come to ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Feb 7, 2019:
Technically, both she and the man should get stoned, but women received the brunt of the punishment, and for at least a couple of reasons: 1. There was a double standard. It was generally accepted that men could play around but women needed to be faithful (this thought continued for centuries and is still around today). This is due to patriarchal standards of: a.) Women were the property of their husbands. b.) It was vital that any child conceived by a married woman be that of her husband. Why would he waste his time raising the child of another man? This emphasis is also seen when the Israelites conquered others: the virgins could be spared, but their new husbands/owners were not to have sex with them for a year. This ensured that they were not already pregnant. 2. Women were temptresses, luring men into having sex with them. Men were notoriously weak in their ability to resist women--Samson is proof of this.
I am not listening to State of Union Address. It would just make me cuss. Anyone else feel this ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Feb 6, 2019:
I don't have a TV, though I am sure that I could have watched online. I can get the gist later.
Did you consent to being born? Why one man is suing his parents for giving birth to him | Life and ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Feb 5, 2019:
When I was about 12, I decided that I did not have to do anything my parents said because I did not ask to be born. My mother relieved me of that idea in short order.
The Boy Crisis: A Sobering look at the State of our Boys | Warren Farrell Ph.D. | TEDxMarin - ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Feb 4, 2019:
Where was the public outcry when girls were truly raised at the expense of boys for centuries? Not many men jumped on the bandwagon to save the little girls. Finally, the little girls saved themselves. If feminism misses the mark with boys, it is reaction to centuries or male domination. I am 66 years old and when I was a girl, I was told that I was not good in math because I was a girl. I was told that girls needed to act like little ladies on the playground while the boys went wild. I was told that girls were not good at sports, science, and that our purpose in life was to get married and bear a man HIS children. If we went to college, we needed to become teachers and nurses--and then, we needed to quit our jobs to raise the aforementioned kids. We were blamed for being raped and taught to be acquiescent to men. Of course some things were better when I was a girl then they had been in past centuries. At least girls could be educated and beating one's wife was ostensibly against the law. Women could own and inherit property, vote, and drive cars. I have a grandson; he will not have a crisis over being a boy. Don't blame feminists. If men want to change the crisis with boys, then it starts with the men.
[ketv.com] Makes me sooo angry, and really glad I don't live in Kansas any longer.
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Feb 4, 2019:
Disgusting.
Ted Cruz looks like a Pokemon character.
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Feb 2, 2019:
The beard did not improve his looks. Hey, we can't all be born beautiful.
How could Adam and Eve sin if they didn't know sin yet?
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Feb 2, 2019:
Adam and Eve committed the sin of disobedience which (I suppose), technically, they could have done without understanding "sin." They were told not to eat of the fruit, but they did anyway; they were supposed to blindly follow the edicts of Yahweh. They did not need to understand it was wrong to disobey, but accept the edict because Yahweh said so. Their biggest mistake might not have been eating the fruit, but their ensuing actions. When they heard Yahweh coming, they hid because by that time, they understood the difference between right and wrong and understood the enormity of their actions. Then, Adam passed the buck when he was even more in the wrong than Eve: he got the direct order, not her. Compare it to a child who takes the cookie off the table after Dad said to not eat it. Does a very small child understand "sin"? Nope, but he/she understands that he/she should not eat the cookie. However, Eve already had "sinned" before she ate the fruit; the serpent says, "For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil." Eve wanted to be godlike, which is the sin of pride. Nimrod would later lose his Tower of Babel for the same reason.
Finished repairing a worn, threadbare shirt for a man
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Feb 2, 2019:
Why did he want it repaired???
What's the best financial advice you've received?
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Feb 2, 2019:
Save your money, put money into an IRA, don't be house or car poor.
[upworthy.com] After 246 days of separation this woman and her daughter are finally reunited. ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Feb 2, 2019:
Ya know, if we late middle aged women ran the world, it would be a much better place.
[upworthy.com] After 246 days of separation this woman and her daughter are finally reunited. ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Feb 2, 2019:
The child will have issues the rest of her life. Shameful.
How the Idea of Hell Has Shaped the Way We Think | The New Yorker
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Feb 1, 2019:
Both the Christian hell and heaven are based on earlier myths; however, the article leaves out some points concerning the Greek idea of the afterlife. Greeks believed in reincarnation, but it could take up to a thousand years to get reincarnated. The judges of Hades are Rhadamanthys. Aeacus, and Minos. Also, the Greeks did not agree on the where hell was or what was "in" it. It is described as in the earth, i.e. Orpheus descends and ascends when he goes to sing for Eurydice's release. The Christian idea of hellfire might well have been drawn from Gehenna, but the ancient Jews were a little foggy about what happened after death. Sheol is the grave, where people "sleep" and know nothing. After the Babylonian captivity, the ideas changed, probably drawing from Zoroasterian thought. Hell had one purpose: to scare people into behaving.
Change can be a bitch can't it? Another Side of MeToo: Male Manager's Fearful of Mentoring Women ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jan 28, 2019:
If this is an issue, there is a simple solution--just have another woman present. Male doctors do when they examine women.
I very slightly like Trump. I disagree with much of his politics but there’s one area he scores ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jan 24, 2019:
What a liar you are! "Slightly like Trump"? It is obvious that you are sycophant who kisses his feet and would move higher up the body if given the chance. Talk to the hand.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claps back at Sarah Huckabee Sanders [amp.businessinsider.com] LOL
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jan 24, 2019:
AOC is a smart and outspoken woman--that makes her dangerous, unlike Sanders and Smellyanne.
Is Netflix worth having?
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jan 23, 2019:
Kinda. I have had an account for years but I find it difficult to sit and watch a movie unless I am knitting. It depends on how much of a movie buff you are--or TV series buff. I don't have a TV, either.
9 Signs Cats Are Plotting World Domination! - YouTube
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jan 23, 2019:
It is NOT the cats we have to worry about: it is the squirrels!
Is it OK to be proud of someone or some achievement without be criticized for announcing how we ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jan 23, 2019:
There is nothing wrong with stating facts! I would say that the people with whom you were sharing were jealous.
Hyper Realistic Dolls Compilation - The Most Creepy Realistic Dolls Ever - YouTube
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jan 23, 2019:
When the artist is poking and prodding the dolls, I wince.
Just bear with me.... Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (AOC) A. She wants wealth distribution B. She ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jan 23, 2019:
Why do you ask? And there is no "kicker" as there is no way to determine the outcome. Are you insinuating that she will not?
Do you see the humor in life? Tell us a funny story.
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jan 23, 2019:
Where to start? This is one of my favorites: I had a wonderful fifth grade teacher; she not only had an effect on me personally, but professionally (I am a teacher). Before I moved to Missouri 20 years ago, I used to see her occasionally in a nearby town. I saw her in Safeway one time after not seeing her for a few years. She was WAY up in her 70s, a frail woman who had shrunk over the years (or did I get taller?). We hugged and I held her tight until she whispered, "Let's not hug too long or people will think we're lesbians." Uh-huh.
Mitch McConnell is still in hiding. His offices haven't been answering phones all month. Can we fire...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jan 23, 2019:
Maybe he is dead--or has been turned into a zombie. No, vampire--he can't go out by day.
People prefer to be lied to. Even though deep down in their logical mind they know it's all a lie.
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jan 23, 2019:
SOME people prefer lies, not all.
Most of you will remember when this story broke, it is getting closer to a conclusion [alternet.org]...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jan 23, 2019:
Thanks for the update. I hope that he is prosecuted to the full extent of the law--and beyond.
I rebelled against my atheist parents by going to church. You know the cliche where the family is...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jan 23, 2019:
I know a family of pagans; the daughter likes to tell the story of how she attended a Christian church as a teen as an act of rebellion.
So I was on this single's site the other night, and saw an ad from a decent looking guy, saying he...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jan 22, 2019:
He wanted a layover--cheaper than a prostitute.
"Every Adult (from this Northern Kentucky School) failed. They failed the students. They failed ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jan 22, 2019:
They also wore blackface at games. The claim is that the students painted themselves black as a "black out" tradition existed at the school. Even if this is true, given the amount of air time about such other incidents, it shows a lack of consideration about what is appropriate and what is not. https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/covington-catholic-black-paint/
Many senior citizens have so much to offer children that I believe school systems from kindergarden ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jan 22, 2019:
I want to volunteer a couple of afternoons a week at in my grandson's class--I have not approached the school yet, but will next week. However, it is for selfish reasons as he has ADHD and the school has not been handling the situation correctly. I am an educator, so I know what to "look" for.
Are you happy enough?
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jan 22, 2019:
How is "happiness" defined?
Does unhealthy food make you happy sometimes? Even for a little while? I eat healthy the majority...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jan 22, 2019:
I have two scoops of ice cream every third day. Over winter break, I ate two fake cheesecakes. I have pizza about twice a month. Otherwise, I watch what I eat; I will never allow myself to weigh 250 pounds again. I also find that I am tending toward vegetarianism once again (I was one for three years); I eat fish and fowl, but neither has been overly appealing for a couple of weeks.
My on line , " dating , " experience : I was very surprised when three contacted me , at about the ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jan 22, 2019:
I have been contacted by scammers, but I can recognize one 99% of the time by just looking at the profile. I can tell the other 1% by the initial email. I have been wrong once in over ten years of online dating.
So how many of you have heard of Pantheism and how do you feel about it? I totally identify with ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jan 21, 2019:
Merriam Webster: : Pantheism: 1: a doctrine that equates God with the forces and laws of the universe 2 : the worship of all gods of different creeds, cults, or peoples indifferently also : toleration of worship of all gods (as at certain periods of the Roman empire) Theism = belief in the existence of a god or gods Pan = all : completely The use of "theism" refers specifically to a deity/deities. If this is intended to be "scientific," it needs a new name.
Does anyone else notice people creep your profile but never say "Hi"? And by creep I mean look at ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jan 21, 2019:
No. I don't pay any attention to who looks at my profile.
This 512-Year-Old GreenLand Shark Is The Oldest Living Vertebrate On The Planet
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jan 21, 2019:
Even if it is 272 years, that's old. I remember a biology professor saying that animals such as tortoises and some fish live a long time because they never stop growing. Looks like it applies to this shark, as well.
In winter...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jan 21, 2019:
And is it me, or does it seem that the cold bothers us more as we age? When I was a kid, my mother begged me to wear a hat and a coat, but I could play in the cold with no true discomfort. In this aspect, I have turned into my mother.
In winter...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jan 21, 2019:
A friend of mine stopped by this morning and when he left, I planned to go out for lunch. I saw him to the door and then "realized" that I had food at home. It would not have been so bad without the wind chill factor but I had no need to go out in the cold.
We end up in toxic relationships because.....
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jan 21, 2019:
A question that is just as important is why do we stay in toxic relationships? Some of the same aspects apply, i.e. fear of losing companionship. Why do we end up and stay in empty/boring relationships?
[alternet.org] Women won't ask a man for morepay but they will ask a woman. Agree? Disagree? ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jan 21, 2019:
I dunno. In my job (online teaching), it would be useless to ask for more pay. Adjuncts have a pay scale that is usually (or always--it has been at my schools) based on the number of years that they have been with the school. People with PhDs get an extra stipend at one of my schools, but not at the others.
How's that working out for you, Donnie Boo Boo?
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jan 21, 2019:
Trumpass does not "negotiate"--he bullies people into submission. Despite this, he somehow thinks that people like him and that is what motivates them to agree. Hey, Donnie, those people are called "sycophants." Yeah, I know--another big word that you do not recognize.
Just business as usual. What's So ''Indecent'' About Female Pleasure? [nyti.ms] NY Times
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jan 20, 2019:
It cracks me up when I see the efforts in modern times to downplay female pleasure. People often do not research history much past the Victorian Era on this subject. For centuries, it was thought that women had to orgasm in order to get pregnant; the prevailing belief (in the Western world) was that women's reproduction organs were the same as men's. The uterus was an inverted penis and the ovaries were the balls. Since it was widely accepted (though erroneous) that men had to orgasm/ejaculate to impregnate a woman, she had to orgasm for the same. Since sex was for procreation (according to the Church), if the aim of sex was not to get pregnant, it was a sin. So, the pleasure of women was important. According to one of my profs (I do not have a source for this), the invention of the microscope and the discovery that women did not need to orgasm was the start of the idea that women did not and should not enjoy sex. Go figure.
I asked a couple people, both genders, about some sextual . One female declined then thanked me for ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jan 20, 2019:
Maybe she was being sarcastic.
Beware the Furies, President Trump NY Times [nyti.ms] Love these women.
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jan 19, 2019:
I love them, too! We need fearless women such as these. In myth, the Furies predated the Olympians and were much feared. They came from a time when society was very likely not only more "woman friendly," but women could have held much power. Let's go, "girls."
MAGA-hatted Catholic students shown mocking Native Americans at Indigenous Peoples March after DC ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jan 19, 2019:
For anyone interested in the Catholic school these brats attend: Covington Catholic High School: Principal Robert Rowe E-mail: browe@covcath.org Telephone: (859) 491-2247 Diocese of Covington: Phone: 859-392-1500 Email: info@covdio.org Diocesan Board of Catholic Education Superintendent, Michael Clines: (859) 392-1500 E-mail: mclines@covdio.org Assistant Superintendent, Karen McGuire E-mail: kmcguire@covdio.org
MAGA-hatted Catholic students shown mocking Native Americans at Indigenous Peoples March after DC ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jan 19, 2019:
I am not usually a physically aggressive person, but I would like to slap that smile off that kid's face.
.Some people would decry ''dumbing'' down languages and ten years ago I would have agreed but why ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jan 18, 2019:
It would be a good thing to break down what you write into paragraphs. People might read what you have to say.
I've tried chatting with two men I 'met' on here. After being on my own for nine years, I've come ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jan 17, 2019:
I have lived alone for ten years and I cannot imagine that living with someone would be an enjoyable experience. My ex boyfriend stayed with me for three weeks when he was transitioning from a house to an apartment, and he drove me crazy--and it was not even his fault. Just knowing that he was in the house seemed to annoy or restrict me. I would like to meet someone to date on a casual basis, but most men in my age range want to live together or get married. No, thanks.
Freud said that young girls suffer from penis envy. Surely, the corollary would have been to say ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jan 17, 2019:
It is not odd at all. Freud was a man and was centered on male issues. Girls were supposed to have penis envy because they realized that males received more sexual pleasure with a penis than they did from having a vagina, but that idea stems from stereotypes, especially rampant in the Victorian Era, that women did not enjoy sex. We do. The ironic "thing" that many people fail to understand is that for centuries, women were seen as the ravening sexual creatures. Hence, the myth of the succubus. There is more to it than that, but it is off topic. If girls/women have or had penis envy, it was because males were allowed--and expected--to enjoy sex. Women who enjoyed sex were seen as whores and unnatural. In addition, women were envious of men because of the other freedoms that they had that extended beyond sex but were tied to being male. Myth has the "male mother" archetype; gods or mortal men who give birth. Zeus does so twice (Dionysus and Athena) and Adam does it when Yahweh (another male mother) "births" Eve from his rib. Men realized the awesomeness of having children and were envious; they usurped the biological imperative of women to have babies. Again, there is more to this, but off-topic. Freud's thinking was based on the idea of male superiority.
A point for irony et c.
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jan 17, 2019:
I have been quilting and listening to the first Star Trek series while I do so--"listening" because I cannot watch and quilt at the same time. I noticed that while women have positions of authority, they are still stereotyped, i.e. the female yeoman fusses over Kirk not eating his dinner. However, women at least were not relegated to the galley!
It has recently been implied that Rh negative blood cannot have come from the same source as Rh ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jan 16, 2019:
None of our blood is derived from monkeys or apes. We did not evolve from apes or monkeys; humans, apes, and monkeys evolved from a common ancestor. I am an English teacher, not a scientist, but given that blue eyes and other aspects that make humans different from one another were caused by mutations, it seems that would be an explanation for Rh negative.
Most dangerous countries for women 2018. The US is 10th on the list. Thats concerning.
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jan 15, 2019:
More than concerning.
How did I not hear the words?
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jan 13, 2019:
And do you think the Welk folks had any idea what "one toke over the line" meant? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8tdmaEhMHE
How did I not hear the words?
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jan 13, 2019:
For decades, I thought that the song "Walk like a Man" was about a manly woman because I heard the lyrics as SHE walks like a man. It was not until I read the lyrics on the internet that I realized the narrator's dad was telling HIM to walk like a man. We did not have access to lyrics in the '60s.
[google.com] This is amazing. It appears this is probably the tomb of Jesus and his family, his ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jan 12, 2019:
Ironic that today, an ignorant woman at McD's told me that there was biological proof that Jesus "walked this earth." I did not connect her words with this tomb as I had forgotten about it. She has NO idea that if this were so, it debunks the claim that Jesus was resurrected and ascended to heaven. Or, perhaps, she was talking about some other evidence. And "ignorant" is a kind word for "stupid" in this case. She was trying to dazzle me with her knowledge and asked me if I knew that the Catholic Bible had books not found in the "other" Bible. Why, yes, I do; I asked her which she believed and she said "both of them." I asked her if she were Catholic and she said, "No, I just read their book." I said, "Then you are Protestant." She said firmly, "NO, I am Baptist." I explained to her that if she were Baptist, she was Protestant and asked if she knew Martin Luther. She looked confused. I told her that if she believed that the books from the omitted from the Protestant Bible were true, she was a heretic. She laughed but had no clue what I meant. You cannot have a logical conversation with such a person.

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