Salt Dragon
  • 53, Male
  • Mount Prospect, IL
  • United States
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Salt Dragon's Discussions

Advice re abusive boyfriend of ex

Started this discussion. Last reply by David F. Jan 4. 4 Replies

My ex has been dating an alcoholic abusive policemen on and off for about 4 years.  After she sued him for damages related to an injury from his drunken rage, they parted ways for a year and a half…Continue

Homosociality

Started this discussion. Last reply by Regular Joe Jan 18, 2016. 24 Replies

There is a word I like:  homosocial / homosociality.  The definition is "of or relating to social interaction between members of the same sex, typically men" and more can be found on Wikipedia (…Continue

 

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Salt Dragon replied to Way2Good's discussion Sexual confusion
"This makes a great quote to celebrate diversity: We all have an oddness and a boldness that should be appreciated.  Life's hard, it is not my place to make it harder.  "
Mar 21
Salt Dragon replied to Way2Good's discussion Sexual confusion
"I have a buddy with a transgender adult child and based on my understanding, you are being a wonderful and supportive friend!  Despite whatever outfit/tattoo/signaled or anatomical gender a friend has, a friend remains our friend for who they…"
Mar 21
Salt Dragon replied to Conor's discussion I need help moving on, it's been six weeks now.
"Gentle, gentle, please be more gentle with yourself.  That is where the roots of being a gentleman lie:  your self-respect.  "
Mar 20
Salt Dragon replied to Braeden's discussion Surprising facts about you
"My mission in life is to bless others.  It’s not about responding to sneezes, being paternal or priest-like, affirming obvious strengths or even saying anything.  Rather, it’s about recognizing people’s fears, foibles and…"
Mar 20
Salt Dragon replied to Braeden's discussion Surprising facts about you
"Thumbs up for liminality, standing on the threshold.  In a binary world there is supposedly no room between 1 or 0, but we live in reality, not a virtual representation of it. Those who are polarized in politics fail to see how their parties…"
Mar 20
Salt Dragon replied to Conor's discussion I need help moving on, it's been six weeks now.
"Thanks for the update.  Im impressed by your openness and the level of care and concern in this community.  You're not alone, man. You're making progress.  The best is not letting yourself engage with her, not giving away…"
Mar 20
Salt Dragon replied to Braeden's discussion Surprising facts about you
"What a study in contrasts!  I celebrate all of the above.  I have a friend into astrology who is willing to do my chart, something I know little about but seems to have a lot once you scratch the surface of it.  He said my chart is so…"
Mar 19
Salt Dragon replied to Conor's discussion I need help moving on, it's been six weeks now.
"Conor! How are you doing now?  Willing to provide another update?  Good wishes to you! "
Mar 19
Salt Dragon commented on Gregory Garland's group The Genealogy Group
"What do you feel about family reunions?  My parents immigrated to the US, so my closer family is in Sweden and I have extended family in the US.  Sometimes I feel that Swedish-American have the worst clanishness of Sweden and the worst…"
Mar 12
Salt Dragon replied to Andrew McNeal's discussion How to get out of being "stuck" on a family line? in the group The Genealogy Group
"I suspect you could read about your McNeal family history in the library, but their name likely is not McNeal.  It was easy to change your identity back then without  computers disciplined record keeping.  Without knowing the family…"
Mar 12
Salt Dragon replied to Eric G.'s discussion is it nessesary? in the group The Genealogy Group
"It's sad to sell family photos even from the individualistic American perspective.  Someday someone's going to have a child that looks just like one of those ancestors, but won't have a copy left as a conversation…"
Mar 12
Salt Dragon replied to Lumpy52403's discussion DNA testing in the group The Genealogy Group
"I understand that DNA test results are rather broad and don't offer much detail.  For example, my origins are Swedish and I would learn that I have a Nordic background, which could include Norway, Denmark, Finland and Iceland.  That…"
Mar 12
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Mar 12
Salt Dragon replied to Way2Good's discussion Sexual confusion
"Gender roles have always been very societal based.   What we may see that as rigid and oppressive expectations I believe started to help a tribe adapt, survive and prosper.  Therefore these roles were seen more as a duty to fulfill than an…"
Mar 8
Salt Dragon replied to Braeden's discussion Predictions for the 21st Century
"The power of multinational corporations will increase as the relevance of multilateral organizations such as the United Nations diminishes.  Income disparity will increase as the middle class shrinks.  Governments will become more…"
Mar 8
Salt Dragon commented on Tyler Wainright's group Manly Dads
"I’m in a quandary about my 12 year old son and looking for some insight.  He has behavior problems in school which I believe are related to his mother’s mental illness.  She has primary custody and rewards his negative…"
Mar 7

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Interests
I enjoy the outdoors, reading, writing, cooking and working with my hands. As a single dad, I am grateful for two sons who are my best teachers ever. It's important for me to have the intent to be the dad they deserve even as I fall short. This network is great for me to claim what I consider old school homosociality. As men we need to hang together and the rest is just window dressing.
Books
Iron John, The Power of Myth and Henning Mankell thrillers
Movies
Harold and Maude, Cinema Paradiso Nuovo and My Life as a Dog.
Music
Varied
Quote
There is no mystery about the origin of things. We are all part of creation, all kings, all poets, all musicians; we have only to open up, only to discover what is already there. ~ Henry Miller

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At 3:00pm on January 19, 2017, zak said…

hi no iam not on tn what is it ? please let me know.

At 2:54pm on December 22, 2016, Jack Smith said…

Have a great day!

At 12:47am on April 13, 2016, Sean O' said…

I appreciate the invite!

At 3:28am on December 9, 2015, Marcus Gustafsson said…
Har faktiskt svenska som modersmål.
At 10:09am on September 29, 2015, Ian Wilson said…

i love your avatar pic.  reminds me of the tattoo work by Erik Reime.

At 4:14pm on September 25, 2015, Chip said…

thanks man. I look forward to chatting!

At 6:23am on July 17, 2015, Sven Tobie said…

thank you very much for your welcome and the encouraging words. I will certainly continue reading to them :)

At 7:45am on July 9, 2015, Regular Joe said…

Tack! Och välkommen Anders! Min Svenska ar inte bra med jag kommer att fortsätta att träna!

At 7:26am on July 9, 2015, Bob Wallace said…
Left Sweden, eh?
Whatever for?
At 2:33pm on July 5, 2015, Sir said…

Welcome, warrior!

 
 
 

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