"Best is being unique, hearing people's comments and surprise when they see me begin to write.
I learned to use a rifle right handed in the military to avoid the hassle of having to interpret or transIate and reverse all of…"
"Good points. I really don't have anything in the way of first-hand knowledge on the subject. My observations on the Mt. Hood glacier shrinking over the past 35 years (mostly in the last 10) can easily be dismissed as anecdotal, local, and a…"
"Intelligent conversations on this subject are almost as impossible to have as with religion or politics. You believe exactly what suits you, as does your son; and no amount of facts pro or con are likely to change that. Your…"
"Seeing as how you are far more open minded than he is and much more intellectual I doubt the two of you can ever come to any sort of understanding. If he listens to talk radio he probably isn't capable of having an intelligent conversation."
Using my nickname here because I don't want Google search picking up everything I post on AofM.
Old as the Fire, would-be shaman -philosopher -writer -poet, lover of nature -psychedelic experiences, neurotic product of dysfunctional home -still trying to work it all out. Into: Backpacking -camping -wilderness hiking, Writing -poetry -short stories -essays -journal keeping -someday maybe a novel or play, Movies, Reading -books -magazines -poetry, Music -all kinds (latest love -African ethnic), Social Concerns -peace and justice issues -ending homelessness -ending corporate dominance, Physical Fitness, Busting Spammers, Spirituality -cosmology -theories of consciousness.
Some of my favorites over the years:
The Kings of Summer (2013)
Cloud Atlas (2012)
Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)
The Words (2012)
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)
In Time (2011)
Midnight in Paris (2011)
Source Code (2011)
We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)
Even the Rain (2010)
In a Better World (2010)
The Way (2010)
The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Across the Universe (2007)
The Celestine Prophecy (2006)
Secondhand Lions (2003)
The Matrix (1999)
Men with Guns (1997/II)
The Secret of Roan Inish (1994)
A Man for All Seasons (1966)
The Secret Garden (1949)
So Dear to My Heart (1948)
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Thank you for the welcome to the left handers group I hope to contribute a bit, and also see what is posted. I am very busy with my masters degree so contribution may be limited. But my grandma, father, and I were all left handers. When I was a kid my kindergarten teacher was still from the left is sin category and in class forced me to use my right hand and then at home my parents forced me to write left handed, from this my handwriting has become atrocious. But my grandma, and I wish I knew what it was belonged to a left handed society, they would send out a magazine or newspaper with left handed facts and stuff of that nature from it she told me that there was only one left handed president to serve more than one term in office and I do believe that is or was Bill Clinton.
Again thanks for the welcome and I cant wait till I get more time to check it out.
"Yes, I am in Italy. For now, I have noticed a big improvement. I'm trying to improve my food lifestyle. The most difficult thing is the workout, I feel strongly limited but I will try to find the right rhythm"
"Hmm...I would be curious to hear from other parts of the world with socialized medicine such as Canada and England to see if they have the same issues and put the "increased access and utilization" reason to test.
I still stand by my…"
"P2) The answer to this is increased access and utilization of healthcare over time.
P3) See the answer for paragraph 2.
P4) It's the existence of choice - we now have the choice to not just "grin and bear it." Sever and/or chronic…"
"I'm 6'2 but since I usually slouch people think I'm around 6. I agree that women seem to usually prefer taller men but most don't seem to care as long as the man is at least her height or taller. And I have not met many many…"