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The first thing you should know about me is that I am an almost obsessive reader. I tend to live in my head a lot, though I'm not an introvert. I am self educated, like my father, though I did go to trade school for electronics, which led me into a career in computers. I write poetry, prose, and music. I have been a musician since I was 8, though I only briefly made a living at it.
My second marriage lasted almost 35 years, so finding another partner seems very weird to me, and I haven't been on a "date" since 1981.
I'm a home made musician and an armchair philosopher. I have one book published, and I have a lot of recorded music, though none of it has ever been released commercially. This is pretty bad, isn't it? Oh well, it'll give you an idea.

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The Storm of Love You are not always that ready For what you are going to do Days carry pretty ...
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 21, 2018:
Nice!
Nope, it's in a safe place.
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 20, 2018:
Of course not!
To each according to what they deserve
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 20, 2018:
Uh-oh!
Peter Pan complex
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 20, 2018:
Right there with ya, bro!
Here's an old piece of flash fiction I normally toss out around the middle of October, but I forgot ...
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 20, 2018:
Good story!
Numero Uno by DHMcCarty 12/20/2018 12-20-2018. Exploring memories and sad tunes from long past ...
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 20, 2018:
Nice. I spent most of my life writing on the fly and not editing, though, I guess because of age, I'm more careful with things now. And I've never written on here on the fly. Maybe I should.
Found it
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 20, 2018:
Here it is.
What is a sexual atheist?
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 20, 2018:
That's me!
...& the kids for free...
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 19, 2018:
Boys for free!
Works for women, too!
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 19, 2018:
Oh man! Surely they have some idea how that could be taken!
Hello Everyone!
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 19, 2018:
Hello! This is a great site if you're looking for conversations with like-minded people. All kinds of things to check out, and people to talk to.
Is a community of like minded individuals healthy or harmful
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 19, 2018:
In my opinion, it can be both. It can be a means of support and belonging, but if carried too far, it can become the source of group-think, and blind you to other ways of being and thinking.
One law I'd like to see taken up by the new Congress would be a Presidential Standards Act, where ...
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 18, 2018:
Pardon the expression, but amen brother!
A Question for all the Leftists On This Site: I was listening to Steven Pinker's "Enlightenment ...
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 18, 2018:
There's a huge difference in government power between even the democratic socialist countries and the planned market/collectivist countries. Capitalism needs balance and some restrictions.
Cacti grown by me. Flowers every year.
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 18, 2018:
Nice!
Is there a thinker or only thoughts?
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 18, 2018:
There is a thinker, in the sense that there is a human brain in which these thoughts are occurring. I think it's true that thoughts are not chosen, and just appear, and that prior causes impact what appears. But they are still in your physical brain.
Need a lesson in Street Smarts. It's time to reveal what I really am: an older woman, immigrant, ...
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 18, 2018:
Gender is a social construct. Sex is the genitalia you were born with. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_construction_of_gender
In The Name Of The Father By DHMcCarty Editors note: . This is a true story and Aubrey is the ...
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 18, 2018:
Love it. By the way, I think the site monster ate some words at the beginning of the story, and the whole thing is on here twice.
Whatever it takes
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 17, 2018:
Swiped, and on facebook. Thank you.
Those were the days
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 17, 2018:
Or that irritating scraping noise when you didn't set it down right.
That's one ugly...
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 17, 2018:
Aack!!
Music In The Kitchen Something about the way the old guys talk with their eyes and point their...
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 17, 2018:
Awesome! I love it! (Of course, being a guitar player might have something to do with it, lol.) Not everything, of course. Very well-written. It captures the feel of those jams very well. Do you play?
Who's going to tell her?
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 16, 2018:
No, but that bike does.
True! What's wrong with people!
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 16, 2018:
But don't call me Shirley!
I don't think this store in Japan understands what that word means...
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 16, 2018:
Fuck yeah!
The world's oldest game of Telephone
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 16, 2018:
For sure.
This phenomenon is well known and understood but seldom demonstrated so beautifully. [youtu.be]
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 16, 2018:
It's all a matter of perception.
Tongue-in-cheek....
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 16, 2018:
Gotta steal that one!
Who wants to meet a nice lady
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 16, 2018:
Is that your Mom's house?
Time moves on. you've met Maise Dubois, Woody Hazelwood. Topeh Dele, Grizz Barnes, Lou, Ervin, ...
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 16, 2018:
Things are converging. I like it!
Go ahead, try and sleep now
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 16, 2018:
Shit my pants?
Evangelical Christians Helped Elect Donald Trump, but Their Time as a Major Political Force Is ...
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 15, 2018:
I hope so!
Do we need another political party or do we need to revise the ones we have?
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 15, 2018:
The ones we have will change, as they have done in the past, but it's a long painful process. I'm not sure another one would succeed in the system we have.
Need 45 more points to reach level 2. ?
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 15, 2018:
Here's a like and a comment for ya.
kinda curious about this groups take on this guys take. [youtu.be]
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 15, 2018:
He brings up some interesting points, but it doesn't resolve anything for me.
Broken open… A thousand little pieces, smashed on the floor. You must gather and place them ever...
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 15, 2018:
Nice!
So, tell us, do you think in terms of race or ethnicity? How do you define the two? And how does ...
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 14, 2018:
I try not to think in terms of race, since it's basically a meaningless term which just groups together people with practically minor physical differences. As far as ethnicity, isn't that just another word for culture? It seems to me to be.
I didn’t need anyone to love me. Love is for fools, anyway... Isn’t it? It puts another ...
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 14, 2018:
Nice, but very sad. I'm sorry that you feel that way.
I can identify with Ebenezer Scrooge. Or the Grinch. Or Wednesday Addams, she’s my kind of girl....
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 14, 2018:
Straightforward. I like it.
The Bicycle, Bullet and Bomb Brigade Portrayed in battle as Childrens Charade School is out; ...
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 14, 2018:
I played "Army" so much growing up, along with neighborhood kids. This conjures up good memories.
Tempting......tempting...... Not.
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 14, 2018:
Depends on how much you like biscuits!
Welcome to daylily who has just joined us here in the group. We have been pretty inactive for some ...
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 14, 2018:
I didn't realize @Snickers77 had left! Is he still on the site?
This is hip Ry Cooder and John Lee Hooker It hardly gets any cooler. [youtu.be]
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 14, 2018:
Always loved Ry Cooder. Like John Lee Hooker, too.
Place to share fab. prog. rock, i love it and don't know enough. I'll get the ball rolling with, ...
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 13, 2018:
When I think of prog rock, I think of Yes, Emerson, Lake, and Palmer, and King Crimson. I love King Crimson. Jethro Tull kind of fits there too, in my opinion. Of course, there are later examples, but I kind of lost track as I got older and got into different things.
Flames Had a wood stove once. Learned the art of selecting what burns best, efficient. Oak, ...
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 13, 2018:
Nice! I've been there myself. Love it.
Another DIY project gone wrong.
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 13, 2018:
Whatever works!
The Bible Sanctions Abortion. Christians, especially the fundamentalist extreme religious ...
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 13, 2018:
They would probably argue that those verses don't describe abortion, and then give it some other meaning.
Just a thought. I remember when I first found this place. Actually it was from an ad on FB of all...
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 13, 2018:
I feel you.
Parallel Universe I'm sitting in a traffic jam Looking for a wormhole To get to the place In ...
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 13, 2018:
I like it!
What must one change before they can learn and make different decisions?
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 12, 2018:
Well, there's this, which I posted earlier: Fixed vs. Growth: The Two Basic Mindsets That Shape Our Lives - Brain Pickings - Pocket For some reason I can't get the link to post here. Anyway, it's on the site.
Take a chill pill.
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 12, 2018:
Well, that's a relief!
Jade Princess You were lying face down I very tenderly, hesitantly lifted up your dress So ...
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 12, 2018:
Awesome.
Would you like to join me for some Fu King? Down the road from my house. No, I haven't eaten ...
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 11, 2018:
I'm up for it!
Well, duh....
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 11, 2018:
I'm fond of that myself!
'Not Falling In Love' by DHMcCarty 12/2018 Say baby take a little time out Sit right down...
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 11, 2018:
You need to turn that into a song. It wold make a good one.
Gotta love truth in advertising...
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 11, 2018:
I think I've been there.
The truth will set you free, or not...
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 11, 2018:
Uh-oh!
A woman sitting at her deceased husband's funeral. A man leans in to her and ask, "Do you mind if I ...
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 11, 2018:
Yes, it does. lol
Awkward moment
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 10, 2018:
I'm stealing this one!
Well, I saw the neurologist. She reckons it is a form of epilepsy that only affects a region of the ...
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 10, 2018:
Well, that's relatively good news.
Woo hoo... just found the hot spot.
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 9, 2018:
Ouch!
I don't know, I think they're funny... I love Pinterest....
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 9, 2018:
Got a good laugh out of those!
Lmao......
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 9, 2018:
That was my ex-wife.
The further adventures of Maise Dubois from the Story 'Cuffeys Cove' by DHMcCarty Maise ...
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 9, 2018:
I need a woman like that. Older than 17 though.
From The Elk Poems by Kate Dougherty (Used in 'Cuffeys Cove' by DHMcCarty) 'ORSO CLIFT'   ...
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 9, 2018:
So is this you writing as a fictional character? Or is this a poem by the actual Kate Dougherty? Just to be clear.
My ship My ship is not a pretty ship. Her boards are weathered, and her paint is peeling. The...
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 9, 2018:
Love it.
Okay people! I need some charity this season. Who is feeling charitable? I am only 90 points away...
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 8, 2018:
Here you go!
Cicada 3301: An Internet Mystery [youtu.be]
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 7, 2018:
Weird.
Beep beep...
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 7, 2018:
Where's the Acme stuff?
What else is there to talk about?
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 7, 2018:
Bet that got 'em going!
In competition with Mrs. Claus on who has the silveriest hair.
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 7, 2018:
Nice! I like it.
Hi friends. This is sinply a post to say I won't be posting for a while - I'm back in hospital with ...
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 7, 2018:
Hope you get better and out of the hospital soon. I'm not so sure I can follow the "don't get old" advice.
Your busted
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 7, 2018:
Damn! Beat me to it! I was going to post that one later today. Oh well.
Is it time to reevaluate behaviours, for all of us?
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 7, 2018:
Interesting. A guy who used to work with me in my office said he could tell by my voice if I was talking to a man or woman on the phone. Of course, that was 30 years ago. I've learned a lot since then, mainly from my wife and daughter. I hope I'm rid of even the benevolent sexism, that I'm sure I got from the era I grew up in.
Anbody done Ancestry.com?
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 7, 2018:
Yep. Not the DNA test (I did that with 23andMe) but research into family history.
Is this happening to anyone else?
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 7, 2018:
Nope. Not here.
I was having a perfectly lovely morning.....until I paid bills. Feels like I'll never catch up. ...
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 7, 2018:
I know the feeling. I was just doing the same thing.
Here are 24 cognitive biases that are warping your perception of reality [weforum.org]
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 7, 2018:
Yep.
So that's where the name came from...
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 7, 2018:
*groan*
Anyone else getting a headstart on breaking their New Year's resolutions?
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 6, 2018:
I quit making them several years ago. That way I don't have to worry about breaking them, lol.
What do you turn to in times of sadness?
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 6, 2018:
Music, and the people close to me.
Teddy bears with real kids teeth... this would scare any child for life. Hideous looking freaky ...
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 6, 2018:
Scary!
Something strange going on this week. A tree fell in my yard a couple days ago. I have been trying...
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 5, 2018:
Wow.
Key lime ice cream sandwich.
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 5, 2018:
Too cold for ice cream sandwiches here.
Mad and Musicians
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 5, 2018:
Boy, that's an oldie!
@phxbillcee - He's still alive! Just not well and away from keyboard. Also he had a visit ...
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 5, 2018:
That's good! Hope he's not too ill.
Skateboard is whack
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 5, 2018:
Here's the way I feel about that!
I say heeeey!
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 5, 2018:
Hey!
Say hello to Mr lizard who lives under our house
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 4, 2018:
That's a good sized lizard. I've got a lot of little blue tail lizards that live around here.
Afterglow I know there is snow and ice outside. Come, here where it is still summer the world...
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 4, 2018:
Nice!
I neglected to mention yesterday that it was my anniversary!!! I have been on this site for a year, ...
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 4, 2018:
Congrats on your anniversary! I've still got a few months before mine.
Why Smart People Are Vulnerable to Putting Tribe Before Truth - Scientific American Blog Network
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 4, 2018:
Interesting article, and something I would not have supposed to be true. But then, am I just identifying with my group?
Have you ever done anything that would be considered sexual harassment? Share as much as you are...
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 3, 2018:
Probably verbally, though I can't remember a specific incident. And maybe I pressed a girlfriend in High School a little too hard to have sex.
Go ahead, slap on the cuffs.
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 3, 2018:
I'd let them arrest me!
Could be true
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 3, 2018:
I almost posted that one today.
It's overrated
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 3, 2018:
I quit trying.
Impressive.
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 3, 2018:
Me too!
I have just been sent the following by a good friend:
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 3, 2018:
I've seen that several times on facebook, and the analysis has been discredited.
From an atheist perspective:
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 3, 2018:
I like the last one.
Latest Appal-lit read: In The House Of The Wilderness by Charles Dodd White. Adriana Trigiani aside,...
tnorman1236 comments on Dec 3, 2018:
I think due to a lot of Appalachia being exploited for so long, there's a strong streak of fatalism that runs through people from the area.

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