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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…"
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.
"I like the lyrics to this Irish song, regarding patriotism. The title to Tom Clancy's book "Patriot Games" is borrowed from the lyrics.
Come all ye young rebels, and list while I sing, For the love of one's country is a…"
"Then, I perceive you know nothing of patriotism, and it's no surprise given the philosophical bend of the country as a whole. Patriotism has NOTHING to do whatsoever with the government, but to the principles of the country as…"
This is inspired by a post of Muir's about what he wants the kids to learn, but I wanted to make it specific to college students. Because I'm brainstorming for a possible freshman-seminar class, and I'm interested in topics that are important to making educated citizens or at least will be stimulating -- each topic to take a week or two at most. What do you wish you or yours had learned in college that wasn't covered in regular gen-ed or major? or just a fun topic you think would be of…See More
"Sorry, but I think the whole discussion lost reason long ago. I am just not sure at what point. I abandoned political parties after I read what George Washington prophesied abut them. Every bit of it has come true. I despise…"